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FairVentures is the innovation initiative of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., with the mandate to research, develop, partner and invest in innovative solutions to support the Fairfax family of companies. We recognize that Fairfax companies need to be on the leading edge of emerging technologies, processes, and business models in order to stay competitive. The purpose of FairVentures is two fold: 1) To generate and develop new business ideas and 2) evaluate new technologies, opportunities and businesses that are applicable to Fairfax subsidiaries and their customers.
FairVentures operates its innovation and research Lab at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener Ontario and are excited to be part of the vibrant technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Waterloo Region.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. Fairfax’s corporate objective is to achieve a high rate of return on invested capital and build long-term shareholder value. Fairfax was founded in 1985 by the present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, V. Prem Watsa. The company has been under present management since 1985 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.