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OVHcloud joins BCF Ventures x Scale AI’s Corporate Innovation Program

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BCF Ventures is a leading Corporate Venture Capital Fund with seasoned investment expertise in diverse industry verticals. With a vision to accelerate collaboration between AI-based supply chain start-ups and corporations, BCF Ventures developed the Corporate Innovation Program in partnership with Scale AI, Canada’s leading artificial intelligence supercluster. The Corporate Innovation Program provides entrepreneur-centric advice that responds to the challenges of business development, legal due diligence, scalability and funding. By prioritizing the ideal matching of startups with relevant corporations, the Corporate Innovation Program places a strong emphasis on relationship building, customer management and the all-important “human element” necessary for success in commercial dealings.

OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000+ servers in its own 32 data centres across 4 continents. Servicing 1.6 million customers worldwide, OVHcloud offers an impressive array of trusted solutions, drawing on four universes: Bare Metal Cloud, Hosted Private Cloud, Public Cloud and Web Cloud. In fact, for over 20 years, OVHcloud has leveraged its integrated model in the realm of supply chain operations. From designing servers to building data centers and deploying its own fiber-optic global network, OVHcloud has solidified its place as a leading global cloud provider with solutions that ensure security, performance and data sovereignty.

By undertaking to join BCF Ventures and Scale AI’s Corporate Innovation initiative, OVHcloud will act as a useful support system for program participants. In addition to graciously providing startup’s with up to $150K of free credits for its cloud services, OVHcloud will equally offer up to 20 hours of technical advisory services in the form of office hours. Startups will enjoy mentorship from experienced professionals and access to co-marketing opportunities through OVHcloud’s global network. With a strong historical presence in Europe, OVHcloud is the perfect gateway for startups that would like to expand and benefit from OVHcloud’s expertise and coaching in this highly regulated environment.

“BCF Ventures and Scale AI are doing amazing work for our ecosystem and are well positioned to support and accelerate the growth of AI companies across Canada and beyond. Drawing on a deep belief in open innovation and freedom of choice, OVHcloud is excited to join forces with such high calibre individuals to help build the future of global supply chain” -Amy Pollard, Startup Program Manager – Americas at OVHcloud.

“OVHcloud is an ideal partner in our quest toward innovation and value creation within the startup ecosystem. We are delighted to be able to leverage this fruitful partnership in an attempt to offer participants of the Corporate Innovation Program unfettered access to some of the industry’s brightest minds and market-leading technology” -Bonnie Chau, Portfolio Manager at BCF Ventures.

Partnerships such as the latter are the cornerstone of growth and scalability within the startup ecosystem. Proactivity and collaborative efforts by corporations such as OVHcloud go a long way toward achieving the overarching goal of innovation and industry disruption.

For more information on participation in the Corporate Innovation Program or potential partnership opportunities, please contact Bonnie Chau at bonnie.chau@bcfventures.vc.