Each of the small circles in this chart represents a private specialized fund in which the Fonds de solidarité FTQ invested. They are grouped by colour, each representing a sector: life sciences, information technology and communications, cleantech and all technology sectors. These private funds invest directly in companies (Teralys Capital, as a “fund of funds,” is the exception, as it invests in specialized funds). By investing in a private specialized fund, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ contributes to the financial support that the fund gives to dozens of companies in promising sectors. Some of these companies are shown in the chart.