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Amplify Capital

Amplify Capital is the evolution of the MaRS Catalyst Fund, investing in mission-driven, double-bottom-line disruptors in health, education and clean tech. Every dollar invested in these companies generates a financial return and a social return.

Founded

2016

Assets

n/a

Strategies

Amplify Capital is a seed stage venture fund investing in technology companies solving for social and environmental market gaps.

We are based in Canada and primarily invest in Canadian mission-driven teams that are creating scalable for-profit business solutions to build highly profitable and sustainable companies. We are early-stage investors, but seek companies to have proven technology and product-market fit.

Minimum 20% IRR in addition to quantifiable positive social returns in 1) healthcare (improved patient outcomes and increased access to affordable healthcare), 2) education (accessibility, reduction in inequality) and 3) the environment (reduction in greenhouse gas emissions).

Philosophy

What we invest in today shapes the world of tomorrow. We believe that a thriving economy is one of reduced inequality based on a foundation of affordable clean energy, quality education and healthcare. These three sectors represent at least $12 Trillion annual market opportunity.

Approach

We are based in Canada and primarily invest in Canadian mission-driven teams that are creating scalable for-profit business solutions to build highly profitable and sustainable companies. As an early stage investor we like to get involved with the company Governance by taking a Board Director or Board Observer role, and work with companies to develop their impact as part of their growth strategy.

Team

Kathryn Wortsman, Managing Partner
Daniel Armali, Principal
Megan Wery, Sustainability Associate
Qhalisa Khan, Analyst

Kathryn Wortsman

Managing Partner

Contact information

Daniel Armali
[email protected]
101 College St., Suite 125
Toronto (ON) M5G 1L7

Telephone: 4165501241
Website: https://www.amplifycapital.ca

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