A diverse portfolio

Nelson Investments makes early stage investments in local companies.

Technology Investments

Iris Automation, Ltd.

Investment Date: March 2016

Iris Automation has developed collision-avoidance software (Casia) which allows drones to see the world as a pilot does. By unlocking safe beyond visual line of site flights, Iris Automation technology will enable thousands of companies to increase safety and efficiency in their day-day-work.

Novarc Technologies

Investment Date: December 2018

Novarc Technologies developed the world’s first collaborative welding robot called a Pipe Spool Welding Robot (SWR). The SWR dramatically boosts productivity and shop capacity for fabricators and welders. The use of automation delivers superb quality and improves welder ergonomics.


Investment Date: October 2017

Dooly is a real-time, cloud-based playbook for closers. It seamlessly syncs notes to Salesforce automatically updating opportunities. The software can feed sales relevant talking points during a call based on the flow of the conversation. It aligns sales and marketing by allowing sales to access the content they need in real-time from marketing and provide live feedback to help marketing understand what is and isn’t delivering results.


Investment Date: December 2017

Netskrt technology enables a business to maximize the value of its broadband service by allowing customers to stream their favourite over-the-top media through an existing wifi system without increasing its broadband data charges. Instead of a business incurring the costs of VOD licensing, content can be accessed through customers’ direct subscriptions.


Investment Date: June 2019

Nelson Investments Inc. became involved in the early stages of the formation of Stable. It is a Vancouver based company that connects small businesses with experienced local sales support to automate their outbound sales prospecting and customer campaigns. Stable enables businesses to save time, eliminate sales cycle friction and grow more efficiently.

Fatigue Science

Investment Date: February 2015

Fatigue Science combines wearable tech with biomathematical science from the US Army Research Lab to offer insight into fatigue measurement, prediction and analysis solutions. The company is at the forefront of providing accurate and reliable fatigue scoring and predictions to industrial workforce, professional sports teams and military personnel. It empowers individuals and organizations around the world to be healthier, safer and perform at higher levels.


Investment Date: October 2019

Honeycomb has designed an app to help people with dietary needs find suitable food anywhere in the world. For restaurants, they help automate the influx of dietary inquiries and requests. They also highlight menu items and recommend specific dishes to suit the users based on their dietary suitability.

Local Investments

Tractor Foods

Investment Date: March 2019

Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods is a family-owned business passionate about creating fresh, healthy and delicious food that is convenient. Tractor opened its first restaurant in 2013 and currently operates seven stores (six in Vancouver and one in Toronto). Nelson Investments Inc. is excited about the growth opportunity as Tractor continues to build on its momentum opening new stores and investing in digital initiatives.

Shelter Point

Investment Date: August 2019

The company produces exceptional handcrafted artisanal spirits. Shelter Point was established in 2011 and is located on 380 acres near Campbell River, BC, about halfway up the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Shelter Point has skilled craftspeople that use traditional Scottish distilling methods and a state-of-the-art facility. The result is a world-class distillery that produces whiskey, vodka, gin and sunshine liqueur.