Turning inspiration into reality

We’re not Silicon Valley. We’re not Google X. We’re not the first place people imagine when they think about who is leading the next big wave of innovation. And that’s our advantage. We’ll work with laser focus in the margins until, suddenly, we’re at the heart of the conversation about global digital innovation. Because our bottom line is trust and all that it enables.

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Our portfolio

We are focused on creating the foundations for the future of digital life. We see trust as a foundational thread that will weave through everything that we build by being unflinchingly set on building ventures that provide equal opportunity for all.

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Partnerships

Working together to build a better future

Whether you’re interested in a strategic alliance, research collaboration, or co-development partnership, ATB Ventures is open to working with like-minded individuals looking to change the world.

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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 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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Alberta’s open identity initiative

Alberta’s open identity initiative

November 24, 2020

ATB mobilized the Open Identity Initiative with best in class organizations from across Alberta (and Canada) to explore identification in the age of the digital self and to encourage self-sovereign identity pilots and adoption.

Reflecting on 2020: ATB Ventures

Reflecting on 2020: ATB Ventures

December 15, 2020

At ATB Ventures we spent 2020 exploring, and developing infrastructure for some of these issues including data privacy and sharing, AI ethics, and untrustworthy identity management systems. This reflection is an overview of that work.

World War Contagion

World War Contagion

January 12, 2021

We are facing another war—not with an enemy that is dividing the world, but a pandemic that is uniting us. What will it mean for our future when the biggest war in recent years wasn't fought with an enemy nation but within our borders?

A BRIEF TIMELINE

Notable firsts for ATB

'17
Sovrin

First Canadian FI to become a Sovrin Steward.

'17
Underbanked

First to launch biometrics for the underbanked in Canada.

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Crypto banking

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

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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.

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Investment in Radical Ventures

Invested in this fund in order to support numerous businesses in the space of disruptive technology.

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Chair of Alberta Open Identity Consortium

Stood up the first consortium of multi - sector organizations in Alberta to advance the future of a trusted identity system.

'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
First 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.

'20
Release of OpenATB platform

A digital platform providing developers and problem solvers with resources to design, build, and innovate for a future worth looking forward to.

'20
First user application in app store beta

Launched our digital wallet in beta to the Apple app store.

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Joined the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

DIACC is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework.