We are ^1200 Amplitude.
The name is new but we, decidedly, are not. We stand proudly on a foundation of deep experience and a demonstrable body of success creating, building, and growing break-out companies.
We are savvy investors and proven company builders who, at the core, are driven to bring the best healthcare innovations to market to help improve the lives of patients one patient at a time.
We have spent decades working with healthcare entrepreneurs to realize their vision of bringing life changing therapies to patients, while delivering superior value to investors.
Most recently, we worked together to lead healthcare venture investing at Canada’s most active venture investor, creating, building and growing globally competitive Canadian healthcare companies. This strong track record has attracted leading institutions as investors in Amplitude.
“The vision of AI in healthcare from the Amplitude team was unique in Canada. They supported the bold step of accelerating growth via acquisition, enabling Imagia to provide one of the leading AI healthcare discovery platform in the world. Their strong network and experience continue to be attractive to new investors & customers who are key to company success.”
“The Amplitude team has been key to our success. As an early investor, they helped construct a great foundational team and then made the moves to add expertise and technology to accelerate our growth and build product lines for Europe and North America.”
“As our first institutional investor, the Amplitude team provided the capital and guidance to enable the company to refine its product strategy and build strong market presence. By always encouraging the company to “think big” and supporting that strategy with capital, they enabled the company to have the confidence to build a world-class product and commercial success.”
“Leadership, guidance and relationships from the Amplitude team were instrumental to our Mezzanine round. It was clear that they shared our vision to create a great company, and to strongly support that vision with the capital they provided, which catalyzed our success since. Their philosophy and commitment to building world-class companies with global impact is refreshingly unique and very much appreciated.”
“As a partner who saw the spark of the idea and provided the kindling to get the fire started, the Amplitude team was key at the company’s origin and their strong and early support was necessary to attract large amounts of external capital that enabled us to attract our leadership team and progress quickly. They were the only Canadian fund to take the early risk with us and see what we could become.”
“As an early institutional investor, the Amplitude team was critical to supporting the company to generate the proof of concept data necessary to attract others. By providing increasing amounts of capital, they enabled us to expand our investor base and secure the growth capital that we needed. Their experience growing companies was invaluable on the board as we built a leadership team to take the company to the next level.”
The Amplitude culture mirrors the outlook of the four co-founders. We are equal parts visionary and pragmatist.
We see the promise that medicine holds. We see a healthcare environment where Canadian entrepreneurs with cutting-edge technologies can enable patients to live longer and happier lives.
Amplitude is guided by a strategic advisory board of successful company builders with deep experience taking biopharma and medical device companies from idea to exit.
Canada boasts an innovation-rich healthcare ecosystem teeming with world-leading academic and research centres. For too long, however, the capital and expertise necessary to scale potentially game-changing ideas into break-out companies has been largely missing. Our mission is to unite innovators with the necessary capital and our builder vision to create and scale great companies. This is where we focus and thrive.
Where we focus
We believe the future of healthcare lies in today’s tremendous Canadian innovation ecosystem. Our current investment focus is on precision medicine where world-class innovators are driving the future of healthcare by:
- Enhancing the quality and accuracy of diagnoses, delivering more precise treatments, reducing financial costs and side effects.
- Leading the world by combining software and biology by applying artificial intelligence to accelerate therapeutic development, working with next generation imaging to enable robot-assisted surgery, and combining microelectronics and living cells to enable 3D printing of tissues and organs.
- Selecting the right treatment for the right patient with targeted therapies (including antibodies, immunotherapy, and cell & gene therapy).
We direct our efforts towards those opportunities that allow us to create, build, and grow hyper-growth companies with real potential to deliver accelerated growth and build and deliver sector leading value.
We have offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, home to world-leading centres of excellence in the field of precision medicine.
The Amplitude Model
Put simply, we exist at the nexus of need and solution. Our mantra is creating, building, and growing companies that bring breakthroughs to patients. The Amplitude team has screened thousands of opportunities during our careers and our first question is always “what problem are you solving?” with the second being, “how big can this be?”
We target companies that are at the acceleration stage, investing capital and leveraging our networks and strategic alliances to help entrepreneurs attract the team and assets needed to enable hyper-growth.
As proven builders, we know how and when to scale teams to propel companies at the acceleration stage. We have forged key strategic partnerships that we leverage on behalf of our portfolio companies to help build critical mass and attract the top talent required to accelerate to hyper growth.
Our portfolio is an example of how our team has helped founders and entrepreneurs create, build, and grow their companies. This hands-on approach is hard-wired in the Amplitude culture as we know that investment capital alone is never enough. The Amplitude team was responsible for the initial investment or significant additional investment in the following companies and continues to manage these investments on behalf of BDC Capital.