A world of opportunity

We are technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, and operators who are courageously advancing the future through innovation.

About us

Turning
inspiration
into reality

ATB Ventures fuels the creativity behind technologies keeping ATB, its customers and Alberta at the forefront of innovation. Underpinning ATB’s edge strategy, our experience and collaborative team structure ensures that we’re investing resources and capital in the right opportunities at the right time. From building big ideas and turning them into a viable reality, to partnering with and investing in technology startups, ATB Ventures provides a spark to courageously advance our future.

We see the future differently. As a place where innovation can unite us, not isolate us. As a land of abundance, not scarcity. It’s where the potential lives, possibility hides, and the best ideas grow. We believe the unknown is our last frontier.

Human obsessed.
Creatively led.
Inventing the future.

Since 2018, ATB Innovation has grown to a team of 30+ researchers, technology practitioners, data science experts, storytellers, and business development professionals who all share a common passion for technology. We harness emerging trends to disrupt markets and create entirely new ways to serve our users and customers.

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Strategic investments

Developing the companies of tomorrow

Through our corporate venture capital team, we are staying at the forefront of innovation by channeling our domain knowledge and investment expertise into digital and deep technology startups that help advance ATB's strategy.

At ATB, we know that it takes more than funding to build a company. We work with our portfolio companies, providing advice, and expertise to help them succeed.

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Partnerships

Working together to build a better future

Whether you’re interested in a research collaboration, co-development opportunity, technology integration, or another form of partnership, ATB is open to working with like-minds looking to change the world.

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Want to work with us?

If you thrive in an innovative environment, we want to hear from you

Product & Design
Product & Design

We think of our Product & Design team members as Product Visionaries. They are in tune with the customers of tomorrow by keeping an eye on the emerging technologies of today. They work collaboratively in a cross-functional squad focused on building and shipping superior products and delivering elegant user experiences.

We are looking for innovation DNA:

Creative IQ
Creative IQ
Curiosity
Curiosity
Entrepreneurial spirit
Entrepreneurial spirit
Adaptability
Adaptability
Growth mindset
Growth mindset
Challenge the status quo
Challenge the status quo

Interested in joining our team?

Why do people love working at ATB Ventures

Amanda Klym
Amanda Klym
Operations Manager
Over the past two years working in our Innovation Lab I have strengthened my skill sets, been continuously challenged and have built such strong relationships. Coming in with little technical background or expertise was initially unsettling but the team has helped me build a better understanding and continuously share their learnings. I have learnt so much about technology and the world in the past two years and what excites me most is that I know this is a place where I am going to continue learning and growing.
Saeed Nusri
Saeed Nusri
Data Scientist
As a data scientist with the innovation team, I have had the amazing opportunity to experiment with exponential technologies like AI, quantum computing, robotics and blockchain, to create new and innovative product and services for our customers. And as part of a highly effective team, the learning opportunities are end less as every team member is pushed to disrupt the norm and challenge the status at every step of the way. But the most rewarding aspect of my experience here has been to drive our vision: to solve for Alberta and the world.
Julie Kerr
Julie Kerr
Director, Product Innovation
I started my time at the ATB Innovation Lab about one year ago and I can honestly say that over the past 12 months I have learned more than I ever thought possible. As a Director of Product I am fortunate to have oversight across multiple portfolios that leverage deep tech such as AI, Quantum, Robotics and Blockchain and learn from some of the brightest minds in Calgary and Vancouver. What I love most about this team is that we are all given an equal opportunity to experiment and learn in a safe environment. We are a close-knit team of people who aren’t afraid to challenge status-quo and take risks in an fortified effort to better the quality of life of Albertans and beyond.
Suni Mathews
Suni Mathews
Data Engineer
Since joining ATB innovation team last year, the opportunities to work with and learn the best tech tools is huge. The team is diverse, brings different perspectives and synergized to make great work. The velocity of growth in skills and mindset I've experienced here is of high worth. Our vision to solve for Alberta and the World makes for a very satisfying purpose and direction.
Matt Low
Matt Low
Venture Analyst
Joining the innovation team was an opportunity to leverage my former roles in product strategy, deal diligence and financial analytics into greenfield sectors like blockchain, AI/ML and quantum computing. It has been a great experience working with a cross-functional team to reinvent and optimize the future of financial services and banking.
Matt Sembinelli
Matt Sembinelli
Full Stack Developer
The ATB innovation lab has provided me with an excellent opportunity to evolve my career from embedded development to full stack web development. The role has allowed me to really dive deep on areas I was not previously familiar with including devops, cloud infrastructure and frontend development. The freedom to experiment and learn has allowed me to pursue key interests such as blockchain within and outside of regular project work. On the ATB innovation team I feel equipped to take on any challenge to build the future!
Chandra Rink
Chandra Rink
Product Strategist, AI
As a Product Strategist, my focus is to bring products to market through leveraging one of the most impactful technologies in a generation: Artificial Intelligence. The nature of this work challenges me to live on the edge of data & AI research by proving how AI & Data-Driven products can establish a connection between customers & the experiences they deserve. Data serves as a representation for all systems of my work: systems of product, partnership, metrics, strategy, and teamwork. Everyday in Leap, I am challenged to not only identify these data points, but also connect them. In doing so, I get to build the future with a group of high-skilled colleagues, whom I learn from daily.
A brief timeline

Notable firsts for ATB

2017-BeyondTimeline

‘17
Sovrin

First Canadian FI to become a Sovrin Steward

‘17
Underbanked

First to launch biometrics for the underbanked in Canada

‘18
Crypto Banking

One of the first to offer a Cryptocurrency banking program for entrepreneurs in the industry

‘18
Blockchain Royalty Contract

First to support an oil and gas company in executing a smart royalty contract on the blockchain

'18
Stood up AI Lab

The ATB AI Lab kicked off with a partnership with the the University of Alberta to enable the business streams of: Automation, Augmentation, and Innovation

'19
Largest Datathon in Alberta

Hosted Alberta's largest Datathon in Edmonton to deliver product-based solutions focused on our theme: Solve for Alberta, Solve for the World.

'20
First Open Finance Hackathon

Elevated the conversation about open finance and demonstrated to Canadians the power and possibilities of APIs and open data within the banking industry

'20
Patent Filing

The ATB Ventures Data team submitted a patent application for their work related to Trusted AI entitled: Systems & Methods of Mitigation Bias in Machine Learning Output.

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