Below is the message sent via email to Innovacorp clients and portfolio companies on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

By now you’ve heard the latest measures the government is taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

One of the measures is that people should work from home when they can.

Innovacorp is following this guidance. We strongly encourage companies to make a similar decision for their teams.

Starting today, Tuesday, March 17, the Innovacorp team will not be working full-time on site at any of our locations.

The majority of our team members are fully equipped to work remotely and their roles enable them to put in a full, productive day from home. So, if you have been participating in an acceleration program, working with the investment team on a deal, or getting other support for your company from Innovacorp, that work is going ahead as close to normal as possible.

That said, we’re aiming to make all our meetings virtual for the foreseeable future. (If we must meet in-person, we will be sure to minimize close contact with others, following the recommended social distancing of two metres.) If you have an in-person meeting scheduled with our team, we’ll be in touch soon to make a plan to connect remotely.

In the meantime, let us know how we can help. We recognize this global challenge is having direct impact on your businesses. Innovacorp wants to support our clients through this time. If you have ideas on how we can facilitate or support activities that will help your company, please share them with your favourite Innovacorp team member. We can’t solve all the problems associated with this challenge, but we’re eager to play a supportive role in making a difference.

Take good care,

Team Innovacorp