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26 AI Investors Based in Toronto

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help Toronto-based founders connect with AI-based investors that write checks into AI companies. Here are 26 investors that match that criteria.

1) Alexander Barclay

  • Fund: Graphite Ventures
  • Title: Investor, Director of Data & Operations
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Fintech, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, DEI, Enterprise, Other Tech, Sales Tech, Transportation

2) Andrew Opala

  • Fund: Preference Capital Inc.
  • Title: Founder & Managing Partner
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Communications, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Space, Sales Tech, Robotics, Quantum Computing, Other Tech, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Logistics, Internet of Things, Fintech, EdTech

3) Arlene Paterson

  • Fund: Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF)
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Series B, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Insurtech, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

4) Brendan Foster

  • Fund: Information Venture Partners
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Fintech, Insurtech, Enterprise

5) Connor Edwards

  • Fund: Graphite Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Transportation, Travel

6) David Tingle

  • Fund: Georgian
  • Title: Engagement Manager
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Fintech, Logistics, Quantum Computing

7) David Zhao

  • Fund: Parametric
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Clean Tech, Cloud, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Enterprise

8) Faizal Javer

  • Fund: Greyhill Venture Partners
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sex, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Other, Quantum Computing, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Parenting, Other Tech, Enterprise, Consumer, Media

9) George Brooke

  • Fund: CPP Investments
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Fintech, eSports, DEI, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech

10) Ha Nguyen

  • Fund: McRock Capital
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, AI, Clean Tech, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Robotics

11) Joanna Creed

  • Fund: Venturon
  • Title: Director Of Operations & General Counsel
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Proptech

12) Katheleen Eva

  • Fund: Standup Ventures
  • Title: Venture Capital Investor
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, EdTech, Electronics, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech

13) Kory Henn

  • Fund: Concrete Ventures
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Space

14) Lucas Perlman

  • Fund: StandUp Ventures
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Sales Tech, Social Impact

15) Mackenzie Puklicz

  • Fund: Graphite Ventures
  • Title: Investment Analyst
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Sales Tech, Travel

16) Michelle McBane

  • Fund: StandUp Ventures
  • Title: Managing Director
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Fintech, Enterprise

17) Michelle Yu

  • Fund: Georgian
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: AI, AR/VR, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Sales Tech, Logistics, Insurtech, Future of Work

18) Muhammed Shibin

  • Fund: Techstars
  • Title: Venture Associate (Global Startup Pipeline Team)
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

19) Muneeb Ahmed

  • Fund: Impression Ventures
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Fintech, Insurtech, Proptech

20) Niamh Barry

  • Fund: Georgian
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, EdTech, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Other Tech, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech

21) Parasvil Patel

  • Fund: Radical Ventures
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Fintech, Recruiting, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Transportation

22) Pauline Tsai

  • Fund: ArcTern Ventures
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Food and Beverage, Insurtech, Logistics, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Proptech, Robotics, Transportation

23) Raj Venkataraman

  • Fund: Greyhill Capital Partners
  • Title: Managing Partner & CEO
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Robotics, Quantum Computing, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Enterprise, Internet of Things, Insurtech, Fintech, Clean Tech, Cloud, Other

24) SImon Sokol

  • Fund: Relay Ventures
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Transportation, Travel

25) Snita Balsara

  • Fund: Graphite Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Enterprise

26) Yohann John

  • Fund: Antler
  • Title: Investment Associate
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Chemicals, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies in your sector. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC