SDTC Funds SDTC operates two funds: $550 million SD Tech Fund™ was launched on April 4, 2002. $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ was launched on September 12, 2007. The funds are complementary and address different gaps in the Innovation Chain 2
SD Tech Fund NextGen Biofuels Public and PrivateSectorResearch in 2009 $29.9B (preliminary) Source: Stats Canada VC Funding in 2009 $1B Source: Thomson Financial The SD Tech Fund is positioned to address the Pre-Commercial Gap in the Innovation Chain 3
As of December 2009, on a cumulative basis, SDTC has allocated $463M in 183 projects, for a total leveraged value of $1.6B.
The $550M fund is leveraged 2-3 times with consortia partners.
Strongcommitment in Canada to clean technology.
CurrentLeverage Ratio 2.4:1 SDTC will bring to the cleantech market an investment envelope of between $1.6B and $2.2B by the end of 2010.
SDTC is Making the Cleantech Market in Canada Source: Thomson Reuters SDTC and its partners invest over 2x the total private investment in cleantech, driving overall cleantech venture capital funding in Canada. 5
Double Leverage - Follow-on FundingInto SDTC Projects *Based on publicly disclosed financings to SDTC-funded companies as of December 31, 2009. 41Projects into which SDTC has invested $126M have raised $1.3B in follow-on funding in the past five years. 6
SDTC Water Investments SDTC has invested over $52M in Clean Water Companies. 7