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Venture Capital

Meeting you where you’re at, to get you where you want to go

We provide the resources for both early-stage and mature companies to reach their full potential and genuinely transform communities—and the world—for the better.

The ideas that flourish today are what become our tomorrow.

Have you ever wondered, “How could this be made better?”

If you’re scaling up your business, but lacking the funds and industry connections to really run it successfully, a collaboration with TRIO will help your business reach its true potential.

Featured Venture Partners

The Group Ventures

We are operationally and strategically involved in providing our portfolio companies with resources across four key operational areas.

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AWZ Ventures

AWZ Ventures is a Canadian-based global VC firm focused on innovative Israeli, multi-use, AI-powered deep tech, cyber security, and intelligence technologies.

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Ripple Ventures

Ripple is an early-stage venture fund that works alongside startups through the good and the bad every day.

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Round 13 Capital

Round13 Growth invests in solely on Canadian based growth companies focusing on technology and healthcare, as well as more traditional industries where there is an opportunity for technology enablement.

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Impression Ventures

Impression Ventures invest in game-changing, leading fintech companies with founders that challenge the status quo.

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The company develops platforms with a mission to improve the quality of life and care for patients around the world through building social and professional networks.

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Ultra safeguards the digital economy by connecting the physical and digital worlds to enable trust and transparency via effective and accurate digital vetting.

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evolutionQ is positioned at the forefront of cybersecurity planning technology through effectively enabling the deployment of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) networks, which is currently the only known quantum safe technology. evolutionQ has developed BasejumpQDN, a patented and proprietary Quantum Delivery Network solution for financial and government networks.

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Venture Advisory Board

Made up of individuals with a variety of expertise, our team is not afraid to challenge the existing condition of the industry and push the boundaries.

Ty Shattuck


Ty Shattuck heads the McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) in Hamilton, Ontario. As a professional Engineer, Ty is no stranger to developing new technologies to address emerging industry problems. He was awarded Engineer of the year from the Ontario Society for Professional Engineers in 2010. Under his leadership as President/CEO of the geospatial technology firm PV Labs, the company was named one of Canada’s top 200 fastest growing companies.

Ty holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Michael Zych


Michael has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, Michael was a senior executive at Scotiabank having held the position of Head of Global Fixed Income. He built, led, and managed teams in eleven countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to Scotiabank, Michael worked for Royal Bank of Canada across a broad base of activities including corporate and commercial banking, risk management, and capital markets. Michael received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of Toronto.

Alfredo Tan


Alfredo was most recently the Senior Vice-President of Strategy, Data and Products at Rogers Sports & Media. Previously he was the Chief Marketing Officer and the first Chief Digital & Innovation Officer at WestJet Airlines.

He is a former Facebook & Instagram Executive in Canada, and a founding team member in early 2009. He went on to work with the leadership team in Asia-Pacific in 2016 to help launch Facebook and Instagram in the Philippines as the first Country Manager. Similar management and leadership assignments took him throughout Southeast Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia) and Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, Argentina & Brazil).

Alfredo is a former Senior Director at Yahoo! in Silicon Valley as a member of the Connected Life team. Previously he was at Sympatico MSN working in the Strategic Alliances and Business Development group. He started his career in Systems Engineering & Design at Bell Nexxia, a division of BCE Inc.