The $100 million Telus Pollinator Fund for Good is celebrating its first anniversary today by announcing three new investments in purpose-driven companies across North America: Goodmylk, Nectar, and Gotcare.
As part of the anniversary celebration, the Pollinator Fund is also launching its inaugural impact report highlighting achievements and funding commitments over the last year.
Over the past year, the Pollinator Fund has invested nearly $20 million in 10 companies led by some of North America’s most inspiring and visionary entrepreneurs focused on innovation that promotes better mental and physical health.
The three new investments launched today include the following:
- Goodmylk, based in California, is an alternative milk company that uses natural, high quality ingredients to create plant-based milk powders and concentrates designed to help sustain a healthy body and lifestyle.
- Nectar, based in Montreal, is working to digitize the beekeeping industry with a solution that improves pollinator health and supports responsible agriculture while positively impacting the environment.
- Gotcare, based in Toronto, has developed a software solution to efficiently match homecare workers with patients in need, while simultaneously creating higher paying jobs for personal support workers.
The Telus Pollinator Fund has also invested in new start-up businesses including Fresh City Farms, Pocket Naloxone, Raven Indigenous Capital Partners, Windmill Microlending, Tidal Vision, and Rhiza Capital.