RANOVUS, with operations in Canada, USA, and Germany, develops and manufactures advanced solutions for the next generation of interconnects for the telecommunications and information technology industries. Our team has extensive experience in product development and commercialization of optoelectronics components and transceiver subsystems for the information technology industry.
RANOVUS’ current disruptive portfolio includes Quantum Dot Multi-Wavelength Laser technology and advanced digital and photonics integrated circuit technologies that are setting a new industry benchmark for the lowest power dissipation, size and cost for the next generation of optical interconnect solutions.
The company was founded in February 2012 and has received financing from leading venture capital firms including Azure Capital Partners, T-Venture, BDC Venture Capital, OMERS Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund and Export Development Canada.
Led by a seasoned management team and a world-class team of technologists, RANOVUS is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and has major offices in Mountain View, CA, USA and Nürnberg, Germany.
In his role as Partner at OMERS Ventures, Brian Kobus is responsible for contributing to the identification and execution of investment opportunities for OMERS Ventures in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Full Bio
Founded in 2000, Azure is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $750 million under management. Azure invests in early stage technology companies that are at the forefront of a transformative opportunity for growth. Azure’s portfolio companies have included some of the most successful and important technology companies created in the last decade, such as VMware (NYSE: VMW), Bill Me Later (acquired by eBay), Calix (NYSE: CALX), Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), Top Tier (acquired by SAP), TripIt (acquired by Concur) and World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena). For more information please visit: www.azurecap.com
A subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), BDC Capital offers a full spectrum of specialized financing and investment solutions to help Canadian entrepreneurs achieve their full growth potential. With more than $1.6 billion under management, BDC Capital takes a strategic, patient approach to nurture companies’ development over the long term.
From venture capital and equity, to growth and transition capital, our team of over 100 experienced, local professional partners with entrepreneurs to identify and meet their needs on flexible terms. Some of the sectors in which we specialize include IT, industrial/clean/energy technology, and healthcare. For more information, please visit: www.bdccapital.ca
EDC is Canada’s trade finance agency, providing financing and insurance solutions locally and around the world to help Canadian companies of any size respond to international business opportunities. As a profitable Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles, EDC works together with private- and public- sector financial institutions to create greater capacity for Canadian companies to engage in trade and investment.
For more information, visit: www.edc.ca.
The $1.26-billion Strategic Innovation Fund is a program designed to attract and support high-quality business investments across all sectors of the economy by encouraging R&D that will accelerate the transfer of technology and the commercialization of innovative products, processes and services and that will facilitate the growth of innovative firms. For more information, please visit: Strategic Innovation Fund.
The Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) provides seed funding to qualified emerging companies in Ontario. A critical component of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), the IAF supports the launch and development of innovative companies in Ontario’s priority sectors of advanced materials and manufacturing, information technology, cleantech and life sciences. To learn more, visit www.marsdd.com/aboutmars/partners/iaf.
OMERS Ventures (Twitter: @OMERSVentures) is the venture capital investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds with more than $65 billion in net assets. As both an institutional angel investor and a later-stage investor, OMERS Ventures is looking for successful companies with significant growth potential and market opportunities. We are seeking like-minded partners with a shared vision of building a vibrant and successful knowledge economy. For more information please visit: www.omersventures.com
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm’s-length foundation created by the Government of Canada to support innovative and entrepreneurial clean technology projects. Our portfolio of companies develop and demonstrate new technologies that address issues related to climate change, air quality, clean water and soil. For more information please visit: www.sdtc.ca
T-Venture is the Venture Capital Company of Deutsche Telekom and was founded in 1997. The headquarters is in Bonn. They are supported and complemented by T-Venture of America, Inc. in San Francisco and Seattle. Investment activities focus on Europe, the United States and Israel. T-Venture today is one of the leading Corporate Venture Capital companies worldwide. Since its inception, T-Venture has invested in more than 190 companies and accomplished more than 20 very successful exits. Top executive involvement in the T-Venture Supervisory Board and Investment Committees ensure strong alignment with Deutsche Telekom. For more information please visit: www.t-venture.com