Killick’s Venture Fund invests primarily, though not exclusively, in Newfoundland-based, technology-driven startups with high growth potential. As the Newfoundland business environment has evolved, the fund’s investment opportunities have increased. In addition to tech startups, the fund considers investments in other sectors, and also at later stages when the right opportunities exist. Killick helps build success for its portfolio businesses by offering mentorship, governance support, access to our network and finance team expertise. See Killick Capital’s investment preferences.
BreatheSuite develops innovative self-management devices that help asthma and COPD patients live healthier and happier lives. The BreatheSuite MDI device attaches to existing inhalers and is designed to track and train proper inhaler usage, while providing patient-friendly tips to maintain adherence and improve technique.
CoLab Software’s mission is to empower engineering teams to facilitate efficient global collaboration on innovative projects. Our product, Gradient, is a design and issue management platform that enables engineering teams to gather feedback, manage issues, track progress, and improve project efficiency in a centralized cloud location, while seamlessly integrating with existing design software.
Coloursmith is enabling the next generation of lenses. Using our groundbreaking platform technology, we allow lens manufacturers to add a wide range of functionality to their product product lines. These include lenses that can mitigate the effects of color blindness, filter out harmful wavelengths of blue light, prevent migraines, enhance colour and protect against fading. Alongside our technology’s applicability to spectacle lenses, we are the first company with the ability to offer this suite of functional filters to contact lens wearers. We are the eyewear industry’s filter development partner.
GiBLI is a global leader in real-time aerodynamics. Our sensor helps cyclists and triathletes unlock their ultimate performance potential by being able to reduce their drag coefficient through the use of our novel technology.
At Harbr we are on a mission to create the world’s construction management Artificial Intelligence. Harbr was born when construction minds and technical intelligence collided through a renovation project. We then decided that we wanted to solve construction site inefficiencies due to our personal experiences. At Harbr we work with our customers every day, and together we can better understand what to build and how to build it. Our team is focused on building easy to use products for the construction industry. As a team we have over 20 years experience working with and for general contractors. Collectively our team wants to help drive the construction industry towards more efficient construction schedules
HeyOrca offers software to manage social media strategies, collaboration and approvals within a team, and multiple clients—simply and efficiently.
We are rooted in a purpose of self-care for everyone, anywhere at any time. We are doing this by becoming the world’s leading ethical and clean beauty nail-care brand, offering standards and a platform that empowers a diverse community of designers delivering super hygienic, high-quality services with safe and better-for-you experiences across our studios, products, and digital channels.
We’re not just building a company. We’re on a mission to inspire, transform, and lift an entire industry.
We are MiniLuxe.
At Motryx, our mission is to provide a quality control solution that allow labs to validate their transport systems accurately. This can help with avoiding both delayed patient care and pre-analytical sample rejection costs. The VitalVial (the sensor) is a diagnostic quality control sample that measures parameters (vibration, temperature, pressure) which are known to affect accuracy of blood tests and diagnostics. In combination with cloud software and advanced analytics, VitalQC provides a new quality assurance standard in the blood sample transportation industry.
Sleek. Smart. Clean. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador-based cleantech company Mysa’s ecosystem of smart thermostats gives users full remote control of their home’s high-voltage electric heating or cooling systems via a single mobile app. Founded on a clear mission — to fight climate change — Mysa helps users save the planet through increased energy efficiency while saving up to 26% on their home electricity bills using smart app features like Scheduling, Geofencing, Energy Insights, and more.
Pathfactory ( formally LookBookHQ) is a revolutionary tool for modern marketers. This Software as a Service (SAS) company sells subscription software to marketers that engages target customers with sequenced messaging. Pathfactory helps marketers seize and hold the attention of customers by shifting from scheduled, one-and-done programs to behavior-driven, always-on marketing that capitalizes on a buyer’s attention.
radient360 Solutions Inc. is a SaaS-based technology provider helping resource companies transition manual processes into digital ones. radient360 curates applications (‘Apps’) in its r360 technology platform that digitalize work flows, generating immediate improvements in work execution, information capture and results reporting.
radient360 ensures that the right work, is done on the right asset, at the right time.
Rally delivers an automation & collaboration platform to business lawyers and their clients. The platform is powered by Rally’s technology that enables legal documents to be understood by computers. Rally’s mission is to make the world’s legal documents computer-understandable, enabling lawyers to practice with more confidence and efficiency, while enabling businesses to gain insight from their legal information.
Commercializing perovskite solar technology. Using roll-to-roll printing technology allows us to provide flexible solar cells at a fraction of traditional costs.
Seaformatics Systems Inc is creating innovative, versatile and sustainable products that harnesses energy from the environment using wind and water power. Their first product, the Waterlily micro turbine, captures energy from a flowing river or can be suspended in a windy area to recharge the abundance of electronics carried by outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, campers and hunters.
Applying the latest technologies and taking a unique community-based approach in Newfoundland & Labrador, Sequence Bio is advancing data-driven precision medicine. Sequence Bio aims to enable both innovation and better patient outcomes through the use of data.
We want to eliminate the high cost, low access and lengthy time frame for comprehensive cardiac assessment.
Swiftsure Innovations is focused on providing Registered Nurses with the tools required to improve patient outcomes. We are currently developing a medical device that will enhance oral care for patients on life support with the aim of decreasing the incidence of ventilator acquired pneumonia, length of mechanical ventilation, and length of hospital stay.
The Killick Aerospace Fund focuses primarily on supply chain management companies (MRO and parts and distribution) in the aerospace sector. Killick looks to acquire fundamentally solid companies with the potential to grow. In partnership with companies’ incumbent management teams, the Killick team works to advance businesses through capital support and by providing industry, strategic and business development expertise. See Killick Capital’s investment preferences.
An emerging global leader in the commercial aviation aftermarket, Killick Aerospace specializes in the sale, purchase, and lease of commercial aircraft, jet engines, and related material such as jet engine parts and airframe components. Killick Aerospace continues to actively purchase commercial aircraft, airframes, jet engines and spare material inventories in the aviation marketplace. Well-capitalized and positioned to quickly and efficiently expand inventory via acquisitions, we can help airlines, MROs, and other aviation partners realize the full value of your commercial aviation assets. By maintaining an extensive FAA, EASA, and CAAC certified commercial engine and airframe parts inventory, Killick Aerospace helps airlines, aircraft operators and MROs minimize their on-premise inventory and related carrying costs. Offices and warehouses are strategically located in Dallas (USA), Dublin (Europe), and Singapore (Asia), with additional personnel in China and Australia, so we can meet global logistic needs for fast material and spare turnaround times. Killick Aerospace’s emphasis is on Boeing 737 / 737NG, Airbus A320, CFM International CFM56, GE CF6, International Aero Engines V2500, and Pratt & Whitney PW2000 / PW4000 product lines.
TES is an on-call, on-site service company focused on business aviation. We are authorized by Honeywell and the CFE Company to perform service on their business aircraft engines. TES also functions as an Authorized Service Center for the Honeywell 36-100 and 36-150 series APU as well as the RE100 and RE220 series APU. In addition, we perform work on the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300 Series. Our FAA and EASA licensed facility is located at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, Texas. However, we have expert crews ready to travel anywhere in the world to service aircraft and engines for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, including AOG rapid response.
Newfoundland & Labrador Fund
The Killick Newfoundland & Labrador Fund aims to support companies operating in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador that demonstrate a potential for future growth and are guided by a strong management team. See Killick Capital’s investment preferences.
Landwash Brewery opened in 2018 brews flavour-forward beers inspired by modern American craft beer with styles ranging from New England IPAs to sours, stouts, and pilsners. Landwash’s beers are showcased in their beerhall-style taproom within the brewery at 181 Commonwealth Avenue in Mount Pearl and in cans through both an on-site retail shop and now in limited distribution across the North East Avalon.
MAX was founded in 2009 to offer quality extracurriculars to our children while alleviating the stress parents have chauffeuring kids all over the city from activity-to-activity. Today MAX offers healthy, active and enriching programs for the whole family from a variety of locations throughout the metro region. MAX is home to childcare, arts, and STEAM programming and kids ask for our epic birthday parties and camps by name! Our Fitness Centre, at New Cove Road, is a state-of-the-art facility focused on group training. MAX has big plans for the families of our province, and is committed to help enriching lives.
St. John’s Hop On Hop Off is a bus tour service that provides live guided tours in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Offering customers a taste of Newfoundland culture and storytelling, St. John’s Hop On Hop Off has 10 stops that are conveniently located near all major attractions and landmarks including; downtown, Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi Village and Cape Spear.
Accessible only by private helicopter, Canadian Northern Outfitters Lodge is a luxurious resort that sits beside one of the world’s finest salmon fishing rivers. Located on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, the Lodge grants visitors exclusive access to the tranquil Long Harbour River – home to the earliest salmon fishing season in the province.
Firecraft Products Inc. has been involved in developing a prototype of Protector, a specialized incendiary launching device designed to ignite controlled forest fires from a helicopter. This project will fund aerial adaptation and flight operational testing of Protector.
Creating Viveau has always been about accelerating a real food movement for people and planet. That’s why every ingredient comes from the earth, not the lab. No sugar added and no hard-to-pronounce chemicals or so-called “natural flavours”. Just real ingredients for a beverage that’s really refreshing.
Quidi Vidi Sweet Spot is an ice cream shop located in Quidi Vidi Village on the Barrows Road Wharf. Established in 2021, the shop serves ice cream, coffee, baked good and drinks and is known most for its fun, over-the-top ice cream sundaes. While enjoying a sweet treat, customers can also enjoy the scenic beauty of the historic fishing village.
In 2015, Killick Capital sold four business units of Killick Aerospace Group, consisting of Prime Turbines (including both U.S. and Germany-based operations), CT Aerospace, Kansas Aviation, and Air Parts & Supply Co. to VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC) for $184 million (US) in cash. The purchase agreement included potential post-closing payments of up to $40 million if CT Aerospace, Kansas Aviation, and Air Parts & Supply Co. surpassed certain thresholds of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) during the two years after the closing, and one additional post closing payment of $5 million if such companies surpassed a certain EBITDA threshold during any consecutive 12-month period in 2014 and 2015. The four units specialize in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and parts supply for corporate and regional jet aircraft engines and engine accessories. The units had approximately 185 employees; the combined sales and income before taxes were estimated to be approximately $111 million and $22 million, respectively, for the year ending December 31, 2014.
Verafin is the industry leader in enterprise Financial Crime Management solutions, providing a cloud-based, secure software platform for Fraud Detection and Management, BSA/AML Compliance and Management, High-Risk Customer Management and Information Sharing. Over 3000 banks and credit unions use Verafin to effectively fight financial crime and comply with regulations. Leveraging its unique big data intelligence, visual storytelling and collaborative investigation capabilities, Verafin significantly reduces false positive alerts, delivers context-rich insights and streamlines the daunting BSA/AML compliance processes that financial institutions face today
During the years Verafin was supported within Killick Capital’s portfolio, it enjoyed exponential growth, and gained a stellar intercontinental reputation. In 2013, Killick successfully exited its investment as part of the C$60 million investment by Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on the information economy.
In 2021, Verafin was acquired by Nasdaq for USD 2.75 billion in cash. The deal combined Verafin’s comprehensive suite of anti-financial crime management products with Nasdaq’s reach and established regulatory technology leadership to create a global leader in the fight against financial crime.
Carta Worldwide is a next-generation issuer processing platform – the engine behind fin-tech innovation. Carta provides critical technology enabling new fin-techs to disrupt the financial services industry and allowing established banks to deliver new innovation. Carta is the backbone of leading digital payments products around the globe.
A digital gaming and educational technology studio, Clockwork Fox is committed to developing learning systems based on interactive technologies that result in significantly improved learning outcomes. In other words—they make games. If those games can do something cool like use a groundbreaking new technology or change the way kids learn math, even better.