This will be the third cohort following active investments in 18 top fintechs, enabling 30+ deals for their startups (ie. half with financial institutions as customers / partners, half with institutional investors), resulting in companies raising an additional $30 M following the program, up from $12 million prior to entering the program.
Of Holt’s 18 active portfolio companies, 6 are from Canada, and 8 are now incorporated in Canada. Furthermore, Holt’s international advisors have been instrumental in helping teams think strategically about international opportunities including obtaining investment in beachhead markets.
Key elements to the Holt’s 3.0 program
- Access to our network of 300+ advisors and mentors who represent over 35 FI’s, 50 investors and field experts in consulting, legal, and academia (including specialties like AI and blockchain).
- Tailored coaching that’s been proven to help reach your milestones, whether it be customer growth (ie. closed on average one customer per company), obtaining financing (ie. most companies reached their next financing round), or product development (including deep tech).
- Huge visibility, including a pan-canadian roadshow, thought leadership pieces centering you as an expert, and Holt’s one-and-only Fintech Show.
- Support in cementing your company in Canada, including incorporation, visa’s and hiring.
Receive up to CAD $130,000, with potential for further follow-on funding at the Seed and Series A stages.
As one of the largest financial centers amongst the Global Financial Centers Index. Montreal’s language and cultural diversity, it’s leadership in AI research through exceptional collaboration between university researchers and high-tech industries, make it the gateway between Europe and North America. With an accessible cost of living, Montreal is significantly more competitive to employ top talent versus other North American cities, especially when considering development tax credits.
The application deadline is May 9th at 11:59pm (EST).
About Holt Fintech Accelerator
Holt Accelerator is Canada’s most active seed fintech investor. Tracking over 10,000 early stage fintechs globally, we solicit the ones that present a best match with our Advisor network. Through 2 cohorts, we’ve received over 1,000 applications from close to 75 countries, in which we then invest in the top 1% of applications globally.