The Market Readiness Co-Investment Fund

Funding Ontario academic-affiliated companies with disruptive/next generation technologies that are demonstrating early evidence of a scalable, repeatable business model serving an identified need in their market.

Our investments drive Canadian business development, economic growth and scalable impact across all technology sectors.

The Market Readiness Co-Investment Fund invests directly in academic affiliated start-up companies to further their early-stage commercialization and support their growth into a scalable business.


For the expedited COVID-19 call for investment, up to $100,000 investment is available under the MR 125 stream using OCE's standard promissory note. OCE will consider alternate co-investing requirements for the COVID-19 Call for Submissions, up to Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Investing in high-calibre entrepreneurs.

OCE is the most active pre-seed stage investor in Ontario, strategically investing in companies across all technology sectors.

Latest News & Announcements

Insurtech AI startup ProNavigator closes $2 million seed round

Waterloo-based creator of virtual assistants for insurance, ProNavigator, recently closed its latest seed round of equity financing, announcing more than $2 million in total funding.

EDC invests $1 million in Waterloo’s P & P Optica

Export Development Canada has invested $1 million in a Waterloo company that uses imaging and machine learning to assess the composition and quality of food.