What we do

Diagram is a Venture Builder based in Montreal that follows a unique model when launching and scaling new businesses. This unique and novel win-win model seeks to provide better risk-adjusted returns for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

We leverage our network to discover and vet big ideas
Our Innovation team sources ideas from our broader ecosystem and spends months defining and de-risking them.

We Co-Found businesses with strong entrepreneurs
We join forces with experienced Founders to launch and begin building a product and business. We work together as Co-Founders would until the first round of funding is raised.

We speed the path to customers
The combined ecosystems of Diagram, Portag3, and Sagard holdings provide our companies with introductions and often a foot in the door with their first client.

We enable Founders to focus on what they love
By supporting Founders with their finances, hiring, and general administration we allow them to focus on building a stellar product, signing those first contracts and fundraising to scale up the business.

Together we catalyze success
By combining what we do best with what Founders excel at, we are ensuring that our portfolio companies not only succeed but become major global players.

Within only 3 years of operations, we have launched 5 portfolio companies who have created over $100 million in enterprise value and over 400 jobs while generating over $10 million in annual revenue.

We are always on the search for experienced entrepreneurs who are looking to make their next move. Thinking about starting your next business? We’ve got industry vetted ideas and a network ready to help you make it happen. Diagram is company building, done differently.

Contact us to find out more.