We discover, build and invest in new
Koru is a first of its kind venture studio funded by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. We partner with OTPP portfolio companies to build and invest in businesses with a clear right to win.

How we build


We discover opportunities

We aim to disrupt markets by researching and uncovering new business opportunities that leverage the assets and expertise of OTPP portfolio companies.


We define and validate the venture

We define the key aspects of the business, product and venture. We then validate the opportunity and the key hypotheses we’ve outlined along the way.


We scope our MVP

We determine what we’ll build by outlining the Minimum Viable Product. We build with a focus on speed to market and how we win.


We build and launch

We use an agile approach to build and launch the business with a multi-disciplinary team. We execute on our build plan, launch our GTM strategy and operationalize the business.


We invest, advise and support

Once we've capitalized and launched the business, we continue to advise and support along their journey to scale and beyond.

Our ventures


A marketplace allowing parents to easily discover, and flexibly book, childcare and activities in their neighbourhood, while helping those providers grow their business

Increasing bookings for childcare and activity providers by up to 30%
Field Management

Powering productivity, safety and sustainability in field work through an AI driven field service management platform

Delivering customers 12%+ productivity gains & ROI in an avg. of 2 weeks
Reverse Logistics

Helping ecommerce brands make returns simple for their customers and better for their bottom line and the planet

Saving brands up to 40% on return costs

Why work with us

We are owners.

We build like founders and act like owners. We invest significant capital and sweat equity into everything we build. We don’t bill for our services, we invest in our companies.

We are builders.

The Koru team is made up of diverse backgrounds, multi-functional skillsets and unique perspectives. We are builders through and through and have extensive experience building startups, working in an array of industries and moving at lightning speed.

We unlock unfair advantages.

We leverage the assets, expertise and insights of OTPP portfolio companies to give us unfair advantages in the businesses we build. Koru ventures have a much higher success rate than your average startup because we only build when we have the right-to-win.

We have a unique model.

Koru is a unique venture studio with a proven, repeatable playbook. We move fast, de-risk opportunities and create game-changing businesses. We build and launch multiple businesses each year and we’re full steam ahead on our next few.

Build with us

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Land Acknowledgement

Koru’s offices are located in downtown Toronto. We humbly acknowledge that Koru HQ is located on land that is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, Chippewa (Anishnaabeg), Haudenosaunee, and Wendat. This territory is covered by the ‘Toronto Purchase: Treaty 13’ which was the surrender of the lands from the Mississaugas of the Credit to the British Crown initially in 1787. Koru staff and/or board members are made up of settlers, immigrants, descendants of immigrants, refugees, descendants of refugees or a combination thereof. Our roots lie in continents across the world and we are grateful for the opportunity to share this land where we work and live.