Hurt Capital Ventures and Istuary Idea Labs have entered into a global strategic partnership with the mission of enhancing Canada's venture capital and technology ecosystem.
Hurt Capital is a founder centric investment and venture capital platform with a world class track record in the capital markets. Since 2008, its investment selections in the capital markets have outpaced the S&P 500. This was achieved with minimal trading, and predominantly a buy-and-hold approach to investing. Hurt Capital attributes this success to an investment methodology rooted in academic research, alongside the traditional value investing principles taught by Ben Graham at Columbia University in the 1930’s and espoused by Warren Buffett with much success in recent years. Hurt Capital's research in this field strives to contribute to Canada’s economic prosperity and competitiveness as a jurisdiction of choice for entrepreneurial activity, capital investment, and technological innovation.
Hurt Capital engages in two core business activities: Capital Investment and Venture Advisory. These activities are synergistic due to, among other attributes, domain expertise in founder-oriented ownership structures, consumer-oriented technology, and an exceptionally long-term entrepreneurial mindset. Hurt Capital's track record is in identifying world-class companies, investing during periods of uncertainty, and holding for the long term.
Istuary is a globally-integrated technology company that cultivates innovation into businesses and launches them into fast growing markets. Istuary is comprised of three core business units: Innovation Labs, Venture Capital, and Idea Labs. These business units work in synergy to nurture and commercialize innovation. In partnership with entrepreneurs and innovators, Istuary transforms ideas into reality by utilizing capital, R&D, and business expertise. Istuary, founded in 2013, has headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia and offices in Toronto, Waterloo and Ottawa, Los Angeles, and numerous cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Guangzhou.
Working together, the two companies will employ over 600 professionals and partners in Canada, the U.S. and China. The companies will act as a platform to connect innovative talent with resources to develop Canadian companies into powerful enterprises geared for expansion into global markets.