We are delighted to announce the launch of the newly redesigned Social Venture Connexion (SVX) platform. SVX is a non-profit private impact investing platform that connects impact ventures and funds with investors who are looking to make investments that can both demonstrate impact and provide financial return. Examples of such ventures range from non-profit education projects to health ventures that are focused on early cancer detection.

Since the launch of the SVX in September 2013, we’ve been eager to grow the impact-investing space and to engage with ventures and investors. We are thrilled that SVX issuers have raised $3.5 million from SVX investors over the past year-and-a-half!

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The redesigned SVX website.

The momentum for impact investing is growing—as is our network of impact ventures and impact investors. The redesigned SVX platform will allow us to keep our ventures, investors and funds up to date on all of the events and activities taking place within the SVX. We’re also excited to be able to use the platform to share news, deals and updates about SVX issues, such as ChangeIt’s announcement about its game-changing partnership with BMO Bank of Montreal and the Centre for Social Innovation’s new building at 192 Spadina Avenue.

Are you looking to invest for impact?

Joining the SVX as an impact investor enables you to create new connections with like-minded investors and to learn about opportunities to connect with entrepreneurs.

Are you raising capital?

Joining the SVX as an impact venture enables you to facilitate a flow of capital by connecting directly with impact investors through the platform, as well as through in-person pitch fairs and events. We’re currently looking for entrepreneurs from Quebec—learn more here.

Want to learn more about impact investing?

Visit the new SVX platform at www.svx.ca, where you can explore what’s new at the SVX and learn how the SVX is changing how impact entrepreneurs access capital and scale their enterprises. A special thank you goes out to the amazing web development team at The Working Group for joining us on this journey. The SVX is an initiative of MaRS in collaboration with TMX Group, and is supported by KPMGTorys LLP, the J.W. McConnell Family FoundationBDC, the Government of Ontario, Tides Canada and many other partners.

We’re looking forward to the year ahead. Stay tuned for what’s coming up next!

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Tristina Sinopoli

Tristina Sinopoli was a senior associate at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, where she supported the execution of its market and product development initiatives, including the SVX. See more…