Incubators and startup bootcamps can provide useful learnings, but when you have a beta-version product and you're ready to focus on building, come to us! We write first cheques and, as former startup operators, we're glad to get our hands dirty with founders of ambitious, data-driven, software-focused startups.
A first investment cheque allows you to focus full-time on your venture and gives you the ability to hire. We're there for strategic advice, assistance with operations, introductions, or as your first beta testers; we've got your back!Our Manifesto
In addition to the natural beauty all around, the city is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities in the world and always near the top in startup ecosystem rankings.
But just because we're here, doesn't mean you have to be!
Our investment thesis does include a geographical preference for very early-stage startups based anywhere in Western Canada, i.e. west of Toronto/Waterloo. In part this is because of the relatively larger "gap" in pre-seed venture funding compared to other regions.
Many founders don't have enough savings to quit their job or side hustle to work full-time on their innovative ventures. With our funding, up to 4 co-founders would have enough to cover their living expenses for a year and focus 100% of their efforts on building up their startup. There should be enough left over to hire freelancers, get a summer intern, pay for marketing experiments, etc.
Access to mentors and advisors (our team, our venture partners, our investors), active promotion, and all we can do to support you!
Plenty of IaaS/PaaS credits to build on and experiment, in addition to other partner perks and discounts, e.g. deals on flexible meeting and desk space, $1k of Notion credits, etc.