Axine is financially backed by the most active cleantech venture capital firm in the world and the Canadian Government.
Chrysalix is an equity partner in Axine and is a venture capital firm investing in technologies that will drive the new energy economy. The Firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance and strategic connections to innovative companies confronting the world’s most important energy and environmental issues. For the past two years, the Firm has ranked the most active clean energy technology venture capital firm in the world. The Chrysalix team has an exceptional track record in this emerging industry. Collectively, it has over 120 years of experience in the energy industry and over 120 years in the venture capital business. The Firm is backed by a strong group of international blue-chip industrial and financial Limited Partners, and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, please visit www.chrysalix.com.
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is an equity partner in Axine and promotes entrepreneurship from over 100 offices across the country by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital, and consulting services to entrepreneurs.
A financial institution owned by the Government of Canada, BDC has been serving Canadian entrepreneurs for more than 65 years. The BDC team helps almost 28,000 businesses reach their full potential. As a complementary lender, they offer loans and investments that fill out or complete services available from commercial financial institutions.
The BDC puts special focus on SMEs in sectors such as manufacturing, exporting, innovation and knowledge-based industries. They pay particular attention to start-ups, innovators, fast growth companies, manufacturers, and exporters. They also focus on entrepreneurs who are working to commercialize the fruits of R&D to create innovative products and globally successful companies.
The National Research Council Canada (NRC) has provided grant funding to support development of Axine’s technology and is the Government of Canada’s premier organization for research and development. NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace, where people can experience the benefits. This market-driven focus delivers innovation faster, enhances people's lives and addresses some of the world`s most pressing problems. They are responsive, creative, and uniquely placed to partner with Canadian industry, to invest in strategic R&D programming that will address critical issues for the future.
Each year the NRC’s scientists, engineers, and business experts work closely with thousands of Canadian firms, helping them bring new technologies to market. They have the people, expertise, services, licensing opportunities, national facilities, and global networks to support Canadian businesses.