Helping our portfolio companies achieve their potential
TELUS Ventures® helps companies achieve their potential by combining our technological expertise, market-leading services and extensive ecosystem with a sound and customized approach to creating value so that mutual success is realized.
Benefits to portfolio companies include:
access to TELUS decision makers and technical personnel
access to distribution channels in Canada, the U.S. and select international markets
referrals to strategic partners and connections to key industry players
industry and market insights
Our experienced team seeks to best align and leverage relationships throughout the TELUS organization and its extensive ecosystem to accelerate growth initiatives and maximize the potential for long-term value creation for our portfolio companies.
Working with the best
As a strategic investor, TELUS Ventures co-invests with leading venture capital groups to create a balanced and powerful support team for a start-up company. The combination of growth capital, relationships, and technical and management expertise provides for the powerful backing of any venture-backed firm.
Ensuring strategic alignment
TELUS Ventures makes strategic investments in high–growth market opportunities that leverage our superior network and capabilities, including products and solutions that can be used or re-sold by TELUS or expansions into new markets and technology directions.
Diversity & Inclusion
At TELUS Ventures, we’re passionate about creating environments that encourage unique perspectives and bright ideas, so that our employees and portfolio companies can live up to their full potential.
Combining social and financial impact
As one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures, TELUS is consistently ranked as one of the leading philanthropic companies in the world and has a deep commitment to improving the lives of those in the communities in which it operates.
As part of the TELUS organization, TELUS Ventures shares those commitments and is taking a leadership role in the exciting field of social impact investing by providing innovative funding targeted at some of the most pressing social challenges facing Canadians.
As an example, Social Impact Bonds have been used successfully in other countries to align private investor capital with government or philanthropic organizations to produce desired social benefit outcomes (i.e. reduce homelessness.) through an alignment of risk sharing and outcomes based financings.
In Canada, TELUS Ventures is a lead investor and founding board member in Canada’s first health care focused Social Impact Bond. The bond, launched in 2016, supports The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundations work with seniors across Canada to produce interventions designed to reduce hypertension through technology supported health tracking, coaching and interventions.