a story of innovation built on a foundation of entrepreneurship
We set out in 2016 to fix what was wrong with clean technology investing.
Today, having established ourselves as a leader in the climate space, we continue to build the future alongside our talented entrepreneurs.
There is no silver bullet
Meeting global climate commitments requires innovation & transformation across every single sector – along with the creation of a few new ones.
Scale will win the day
We have learned from Cleantech 1.0… scale wins. The best technology is not enough – engaging the industrial and infrastructure base unlocks scale.
The future looks radically different
The future energy economy will not look like the present. Making strong investments requires managing market, regulatory, and operational uncertainty.
Innovation = Software + Hardware
The best solutions will offer both hardware and software advances – including
new materials, process design & automation, and unique business models.
Founded in 2016, Evok Innovations was built around a mission to mitigate climate change by investing in, and supporting, exceptional entrepreneurs with bold visions and innovative technologies.
Driven by global momentum toward a net zero future, Evok’s Fund I - which included carbon capture, electrification, hydrogen, and digital technology - established Evok as a leader in industrial innovation and decarbonization.
Building on this legacy, Evok launched Fund II in 2022, and will continue to accelerate the energy transition with a focus on next-generation sectors such as hydrogen and carbon capture.
We tackle what makes tough-tech, tough.
We deliver technical expertise, experience, and a deep network across >20 distinct climate tech verticals.
We know how to operate in new and evolving markets (e.g., carbon markets, financial instruments).
Scale, Scale, and
Our institutional relationships – across both public and private sectors – inform the strategy and path to scale.
We have personally built 5 businesses from the ground-up and scaled them to success. We’ve been in our entrepreneurs' shoes.
>$100MM first-of-a-kind recycling & carbon capture facilities? No problem. We’ve been there, done that.
A low carbon economy is virtually inconceivable without massive quantities of carbon capture, utilization, and storage.
From point sources, and the atmosphere directly.
Low Carbon Fuels
The energy density and infrastructure compatibility of traditional fuels is hard to beat.
We need low-carbon alternatives – hydrogen, bio- and synthetic liquids, & ammonia.
Clean Energy & Grid
Electrifying everything is the leading wave of the transition to a low carbon economy.
Intimately dependent on a power grid – 24/7, clean electrons, everywhere – non-existent today.
Alongside a changing energy landscape comes an evolving mobility landscape.
From electrification to connected solutions to service-based models – the future is changing.
Today’s industrial base holds the keys to a clean energy economy, tomorrow.
Digital technologies, ubiquitous artificial intelligence, and low carbon industry are calling.
Materials & Circularity
Better materials, and better use of materials, are foundational pillars of an evolved economy.
Innovation across materials manufacturing, synthesis, & circularity will accelerate the transition.
We are proud to tackle this mission alongside our partners.
BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. BDC Capital serves as a strategic partner to the country’s most innovative firms. It offers businesses a full spectrum of capital, from seed investments to growth equity, supporting Canadian entrepreneurs who have the ambition to stand out on the world stage. Visit bdc.ca/capital.