The Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Theodorus Join Flare’s Community of Investors

Flare is excited to announce that the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Theodorus have chosen to
join Inovia, Whitestar Capital, and Luge Capital following their successful Series A Round which
closed in June of 2022. This partnership will help take Flare to the next level and continue to
accelerate their rapid expansion into North American and Global Markets. This decision
demonstrates the continued high level of institutional investment interest in Flare’s approach to
democratizing cybersecurity for the mid-market and brings Flare’s total fundraising for 2022 to
12.5M CAD.

Flare is a proactive digital footprint monitoring solution for organizations. Their AI-driven
technology constantly scans the online world, including the dark and clear web, to discover
unknown events, automatically prioritize risks, and deliver actionable intelligence you can use
instantly to improve security.

“We believe that this additional investment demonstrates an exceptional level of confidence in
Flare’s roadmap, vision, and team, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Fonds de
solidarité FTQ and Theodorus as Flare partners. We appreciate the Fonds’ continued support of
the Quebec cybersecurity ecosystem, and we look forward to working with Theodorus to
leverage their team’s experience in European expansion,” said Norman Menz, Flare CEO.

‘’When we saw Flare, we already knew that it was a company with a high potential. Their vision
and their latest technological advances make Flare an ideal company to provide IT security for
businesses. The Fonds is proud to support Flare’s growth and we’ll be always here to help and
advise the company to reach the next steps,” said Philippe P. Huneault, Vice-President, Private
Equity and Impact Investing – Technology and Fund Management, and Chief International
Business Development Officer at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

“What Flare has managed to achieve both in terms of product development and market traction
so far with very limited resources is an example of what a successful bootstrapped start-up
should be! On top of being recognized as a leader in the external cybersecurity market, Flare’s
management team has decades of exit-led track-record in the global CyberTech space. We see
strong synergies in joining forces to help Flare further penetrate the HealthTech and financial
markets, especially with our pan-European network,” said Theo Risopoulos, Principal at

About Flare
Flare is a leading Digital Footprint Monitoring provider based in Montreal, Canada. Founded in
2017, Flare enables organizations to protect their data, financial resources, and reputation by
continuously monitoring threats caused by human error and malicious actors. Our technology
improves visibility, enhances transparency and reduces mean-time-to-remediation (MTTR) by
detecting and prioritizing data leaks and other cyber risks.

About the Fonds de solidarité FTQ
The Fonds de solidarité FTQ invests to build a better society by channelling the savings of its
748,371 shareholders into development and risk capital investments to help Québec transition
to a green economy, to a human-centred world of work, and to a healthier society. The Fonds
offers businesses unsecured financing and strategic support. With $17.4 billion in net assets as
of May 31, 2022, the Fonds has supported 3,620 partner companies and 296,927 jobs.

About Theodorus
Theodorus is a venture capital fund dedicated to early-stage tech investments. It invests mostly
in Healthtech & AI companies with strong proprietary technologies. Besides its financing role,
Theodorus also plays an active role in the development of its portfolio companies, guiding the
company towards its success. Today, Theodorus holds 70M€ (100 M$ CAD) of assets under
management, which helped fund >40 companies and create >700 M€ in value. Theodorus has
offices in Montreal and Brussels.

Frédérique Lavoie-Gamache
Advisor, Media Relations
Fonds de solidarité FTQ
438 364-1596
[email protected]

Eric Clay
Director of Marketing
[email protected]

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