Lumira Ventures partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build life science companies that transform the lives of patients worldwide.

Lumira News

Double Bottom Line Challenge Update: Lumira Ventures gives to five additional initiatives in our communities to support those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

May 29, 2020
Over the past several weeks, we have seen a number of provinces and states relax restrictions and open up further. Combined with the start of summer, this has caused many to ease on social... Learn More

IMV Announces Proposed $22.3 Million Private Placement

May 1, 2020
DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IMV Inc. (Nasdaq: IMV; TSX: IMV), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced its intention to complete a private placement (the “Private... Learn More

Edesa Biotech and Light chain Bioscience Sign License Agreement to Develop Treatments for COVID-19 Pneumonia and Other Disorders

April 20, 2020
TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / April 20, 2020 / Edesa Biotech, Inc. (EDSA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced a strategic agreement with Light Chain Bioscience (a brand of... Learn More

Engage Therapeutics’ Phase 2b StATES Study Meets Primary Endpoint

March 12, 2020
SUMMIT, N.J. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Engage Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing an orally inhaled therapy designed to terminate an active epileptic... Learn More

Team Lumira

Our investment team of 9 professionals has over 225 years of collective experience founding, managing and investing in healthcare and life sciences companies. We value collaboration, creativity and challenging conventional wisdom.



Lumira donates a portion of partner time and profits to support the research, translational medicine and healthcare access missions of over a dozen leading healthcare foundations.

  • “Lumira’s philanthropic vision of leveraging research, resources and knowledge to improve the lives of patients will strengthen St. Michael’s ability to accelerate the pace.”

    Dr. Arthur Slutsky | Vice-President
    Vice-President of Research at St. Michael’s Hospital
  • “Lumira’s model provides a new pathway for philanthropy to partner with investors in advancing healthcare innovation.”

    Barbara Grantham | President & Ceo
    VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
  • “This distinctive approach to supporting innovation is very creative, very much needed and very much appreciated by Princess Margaret and University Health Network.”

    Paul Alofs | President & Ceo
    Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Contact Us

Our team is strategically situated across North America to identify innovative companies within and outside the traditional start-up hubs, and help them access capital, talent and strategic partners.



141 Adelaide Street
Suite 770
Toronto, ON
Canada, M5H 3L5



Espace CDPQ
3, Place Ville Marie
Bureau 12350, Niveau L
Montreal, QC
Canada, H3B 0E7



1021 West Hastings Street,
9th floor
Vancouver, BC
Canada, V6E 0C3



303 Wyman Street
Suite 300
Waltham, MA,
USA, 02451-1208