About us

Investing and beyond

Capital Intelligent Mtl helps arrange vital financial backing for innovative companies offering solutions for present and future urban challenges. Funding is available both for start-ups and established businesses wishing to grow their operations.

An initiative of Smart City Montreal, Capital Intelligent Mtl is comprised of venture-capital investors, corporations and financial institutions. Its activities are administered independently by the PME MTL network.


Our goal is to provide dynamic entrepreneurs with the funding necessary to accelerate the development of innovative Smart City solutions, be they start-ups or established local and international businesses.


If you operate a business and have ideas to help make Montreal a global leader among the world’s smart cities, we can put you in contact with some of the most influential players in the field. And we have $100 million in capital earmarked for your projects like yours.

Looking for investors? Let’s talk!

Fonds disponibles

Capital available

Membres investisseurs

Member investors

Why Capital Intelligent Mtl

As outlined in the Montreal Smart and Digital City 2015-2017 Action Plan, Capital Intelligent Mtl was created to achieve the following:

  • Serve as a catalyst for bringing Montreal’s Smart City projects to life and function as an engine for economic growth.
  • Assist emerging businesses in the smart-city sector with the objective of making them world leaders in their field.

Capital Intelligent Mtl will serve as follows:

  • As an intermediary to seek out promising businesses for venture capital firms;
  • As an arbiter to establish a process whereby businesses can pitch to investors;
  • As a catalyst to leverage the strengths from each member organization or business within the investment group to best evaluate the proposals and support the entrepreneurs.

Besides stimulating the economic development of the city of Montreal, Capital Intelligent Mtl will contribute to the city’s international reputation and appeal as a destination. Achieving those goals is Capital Intelligent Mtl’s raison d’être.

Pierre Dion
At Quebecor, we are firm believers in the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship. We are therefore proud to be part of this smart city initiative and to support promising projects that will have a real economic and social impact for Montrealers.
David Nault
With Capital Intelligent Mtl, Montreal’s smart city initiative is a win-win for everyone: the city itself, its citizens, its businesses, and the investors who can make things happen for a promising new category of entrepreneurs.

The investors behind
Capital Intelligent Mtl

Capital Intelligent Mtl is comprised of many venture capital firms, financial institutions and corporations.

Venture capital investors

Venture capital investors serve as sponsors who evaluate investment opportunities, provide feedback to entrepreneurs and other potential investors, and who explain how to present projects in such a way as to accelerate the development of their businesses. They invest in projects by means of Series A and B start-up funding.

Financial institutions and corporations

As sponsors, financial institutions and corporations contribute to the success of Montreal’s Smart City fund by investing in projects that have achieved a more advanced stage of development.

Extraordinary member


Major members

Fonds solidarité FTQFonds solidarité FTQ
Fondaction CSNFondaction CSN


Caisse de dépôt et placement du QuébecCaisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Teralys CapitalTeralys Capital

Venture capital members

Inovia CapitalInovia Capital
Cycle Capital ManagementCycle Capital Management
Enerthech CapitalEnerthech Capital
McRock CapitalMcRock Capital
Interaction VenturesInteraction Ventures
Real VenturesReal Ventures
Anges QcAnges Qc
White Star CapitalWhite Star Capital
Opentext CorpOpentext Corp
Bank and ClientsBank and Clients
Georgian PartnersGeorgian Partners
500 Canada500 Canada
Mackinnon BennettMackinnon Bennett

Become a member of Capital Intelligent Mtl

If you’d like to become an investor member of Capital Intelligent Mtl, contact us.

Jacques Bernier
What a great opportunity for entrepreneurs from here and elsewhere: venture capital funds coming together to stimulate the creation of smart city initiatives.
Alain Denis
Innovative entrepreneurs are Montreal’s best guarantee of growth and prosperity.

The role of PME MTL

A key partner in creating Intelligent Capital Mtl, the PME MTL network acts as the general co-ordinator and moderator of the group, among other roles.

It guides communications among the different partners, moderates discussions and keeps the group on track and motivated.

PME MTL is presently on the lookout for a candidate to fill the position of Managing Director of Capital Intelligent Mtl.
Click here to apply

The role of the city of Montreal

Capital Intelligent Mtl was initiated by the city of Montreal, which financially supports the PME MTL network in its coordinative role for Capital Intelligent Mtl.

The city of Montreal also plays an active role in identifying, prioritizing and finding solutions to the urban challenges facing its citizens.

Submit a project


  • Are you a start-up or in a period of rapid growth?
  • Do you have an innovative solution to the urban challenges of today?
  • Do you have capital requirements between $150 K and $5 M?
  • Will your business plan generate employment in Montreal?

If you can answer “yes” to all the above, we want to meet you!

The Selection Process

Capital Intelligent Mtl and its members will review and pre-qualify the submissions of prospects seeking financing for their Smart City projects.

If your project is accepted, reasonable background checks will be performed by Capital Intelligent Mtl. Investors who’ve expressed interest in financing your project will then communicate with you directly.

Application form

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