Private Equity & Venture Capital


Touchstone’s private equity activities have ranged from funding start-ups to providing equity and debt growth capital in a number of private and public companies.

Touchstone is a long-term, value-adding investor and is interested in partnering with experienced management teams to create outstanding companies that generate outstanding investment returns.

Our goal is to work with talented entrepreneurs to create a new generation of great companies.

Touchstone has also formed AstroHill Ventures Ltd. to invest in Alberta-based analytics companies.

AstroHill Ventures Ltd. ("AVL") is an Edmonton-based venture capital firm that invests primarily in companies offering data analytics driven software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) products.  

Our investee companies use data and analytics to help their customers discover what is happening in their business operations and processes, determine why it is happening, predict what is likely to happen, and prescribe the best action to take.

AVL’s focus is on analytics applications that translate captured and combined data into value-added business decisions and on machine learning applications that removes or augments the human element in data interactions and decision making.