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Venture Builder Program

Harvest takes a co-building approach as we connect founders, partners, and investors to build new companies.
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Venture Builder Program

Harvest takes a co-building approach as we connect founders, partners, and investors to build new companies.
Build With Us

Our Approach

We work alongside founders to shape ideas and validate market opportunities, providing support and mentorship as they develop an MVP, grow their team, and hit funding and sales milestones. Companies in our Venture Builder Program gain access to our full suite of services.

Our companies

Our partners are dedicated to diversifying the economy of Western Canada. Together we drive innovation to build a better future in the Canadian Prairies.

Neo Financial

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Founders

Andrew Chau, Kris Read, Jeff Adamson

Neo was founded to make the financial lives of Canadians easier and more rewarding. Big banks in Canada have an estimated 90% market share, yet with little innovation in technology and antiquated systems, they don't offer product differentiation and personalization that Canadian consumers are looking for. Neo will be launching with a no-annual fee credit card that earns its members instant rewards at their favourite national and local merchants, as well as a high-interest savings account with no monthly fees. Neo is the first company in the Harvest portfolio.

One wealth

Reinventing Wealth & Capital Management  

Founders

Jakob Pizzera, Nathan Di Lucca

One Wealth provides access to sophisticated wealth & capital management to a broader set of Canadians.

Propra

Simple and seamless property management

Founders

Al-Karim Khimji, Craig Adam

Propra is a suite of property management tools that improves efficiency, communication, and cost-savings, while elevating  the tenant experience.

Our Approach

We work alongside founders to shape ideas and validate market opportunities, providing support and mentorship as they develop an MVP, grow their team, and hit funding and sales milestones. Companies in our Venture Builder Program gain access to our full suite of services.
Opportunity Identification and Validation

We begin by identifying and sizing a market opportunity. This is key in determining whether the problem is worth solving, and allows us to place our resources in those ideas with the biggest potential. We’ll position brand and product differentiators, and further perform market validation tactics to assess product-market fit.

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Model and Costs

We solution avenues for monetizing the identified market opportunity. This includes defining product features, customer segments, and operational costs. We’ll then develop the business models for sustainable, continuous growth.

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Founder Identification

Identifying founders with passion and the skillset to execute on the venture’s vision is key. Additionally, it is critical to secure the key capabilities in a founding team to bring a venture from ideation to MVP.  The earlier founding members join a Harvest venture, the more ability they have to shape its future.

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Fundraising

Harvest will support its early-stage companies with fundraising services to equip the founding team for those initial raises. We also assist with grant writing and government relations.

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Our Areas of Focus

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Through market research and analysis, we help you turn big ideas into viable ventures.

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We collaborate with internal teams, providing the validation, expertise, and mentorship to help build an MVP and go-to-market.

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Our team of builders gives you a competitive advantage as you continue to build your brand, attract more customers, and streamline operations.

Our Areas of Focus

Canadian banks are antiquated due to lack of competition and outdated technology. We believe banking should be a great experience for customers and businesses alike. Harvest’s FinTech portfolio is aimed at setting a new standard for financial services in Canada.

Consumer Banking
Corporate Finance
Financial Services IT
Alternative Lending

The insurance space is held back with complex agreements, unclear premiums and cumbersome claims processes. We believe insurance doesn’t need to be difficult. Harvest’s InsurTech portfolio is aimed to provide smarter solutions and policies where Canadians come first.

Customer acquisition & policy issuance
Underwriting
property & casualty
Administration & claims
View Harvest’s Insurtech Founder roles

The rental experience for Canadian tenants, landlords, and property managers has been the same for decades. It’s costly, time consuming, and simply inefficient. Harvest’s PropTech portfolio aims to build ventures which help solve these inefficiencies for good.

Alternative Credit & Behaviour Rating
Property Maintenance & Management
Rent Facilitation
View Harvest’s PropTech Founder roles
FinTech
InsurTech
PropTech

Builder Insights

Fintech
Reinventing insurance with technology

Elevating Innovation is a series where we explore market opportunities for technology disruption in Canada. At Harvest, we’re focused on co-building globally competitive companies from the Canadian Prairies in areas including FinTech, InsurTech and PropTech.

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Inside Harvest
How we co-build tech companies with world-class founders

As a founder, you do all the heavy lifting. You’re faced with critical decisions early on in the life of your company. But with the right set of skills, bright ideas and unshakeable dedication, you can establish an enterprise that becomes your legacy.

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Venture Building
How modern venture builders unite their tech ecosystem

From Toronto’s unrivalled AI community to Vancouver’s world-class film studios, Canada has long commanded a standing ovation as a global tech leader. But when we think about how tech innovation has dispersed, not all provinces and cities are made equal.

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Growth-Driven Services

Harvest's resident experts work closely with our clients to develop the strategies, processes, and infrastructure needed to scale companies cost-efficiently and effectively.

Strategy, Innovation & Finance

Get help setting growth targets and pinpoint funding milestones.
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Growth Marketing

Engage wider audiences and convert them into customers.
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Talent Management & Recruitment

Attract and retain local and global talent through foundational HR and recruitment support.
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Strategic Partnerships

Get access to a network of partners, advisors, and resources to unlock new growth opportunities.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many new ventures does Harvest work with?

While Harvest works with a limited number of co-builds each year, our team also engages with businesses through our Growth Program for startups at any stage.

How can I work with Harvest to co-build a new venture?

Visit our Careers page to see available Founder roles and apply through our Talent portal. We are always looking for driven individuals to build with us. We’ll be in touch if an opportunity that matches your skill set arises.

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Interested in Building a New Venture with Harvest?