At a time when climate concerns are at an all-time high in the province, a list of Canada’s most investable cleantech companies reveals that more than a third of them are based in British Columbia.
Vancouver is becoming recognized as a cleantech cluster. It was recently recognized as a top 10 cluster worldwide. Several B.C.-based cleantech ventures have announced successful raises recently. The Foresight 50 shines a light on made-in-Canada solutions that could have global impact.
The Foresight 50 recognizes ventures from across Canada and a variety of sectors including watertech, carbon solutions, hydrogen, and renewable energy.
They were selected by an independent panel of judges selected the 50 companies based on criteria including investability, potential environmental and employment impact, and probability of success.
“Canada possesses the innovation, commercialization, and business talent to lead the world to net zero. If we are going to harness the power of our homegrown climate innovations to their full potential, we need to attract the capital required to support ventures through their scale up and growth journeys,” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight Canada. “The Foresight 50 is one initiative that helps do just that.”
The 19 B.C.-based companies on the Foresight 50 are:
- Acuva, Burnaby
- Arca, Vancouver
- Asset Market, Nanaimo
- Axine Water Technologies, Vancouver
- Build Smartr Robotics, Surrey
- CO2 Lock Corp, Vancouver
- Daanaa, Vancouver
- Ekona Power, Burnaby
- Enoverra, Vancouver
- Intelligent City, Vancouver
- MineSense, Vancouver
- Miru Smart Technologies, Vancouver
- Orca Water, Burnaby
- pH7 Technologies, Vancouver
- Rainforest Automation, Vancouver
- Rockburst Technologies, Vancouver
- Rotoliptic Technologies, Squamish
- Viridis Research, Vancouver
- VoltSafe, Vancouver
Check out the complete Foresight 50 pitchbook here.