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Investing in Food and Agriculture Technology - February 7

This VANTEC Investor Meeting brought together BC’s most promising Food & Ag Tech startups, investors, industry experts and other stakeholders for an afternoon of investor panels, pitches and networking. This event was created in collaboration with local accelerators and food and agriculture stakeholders including the BCFPASpring, and sponsored by Bioenterprise BCNatural Products CanadaNACO and WCAN.


Keynote: Investment Trends in Food & Agriculture Technology

Michael McGee, Partner at Avrio


Panel: Investment Opportunities in Food

Panel from left to right:

Ally Bharmal, Partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (Moderator)

Rich Simons, Former Chairman and Advisor of Daiya Foods

Hugh Notman, Managing Director at CCC Investment Banking and Investor

Milan Roy, CFO, Lyra Growth Partners

Genevieve Pinto, Vice President, Renewal Funds


Panel: Investment Opportunities in Agriculture

Panel from left to right:

Dean Prelazzi, EiR at Bioenterprise BC (Moderator)

Keith Gillard, General Partner, Pangea Ventures

Tom Urban, Founder of Agribusiness Advisors and angel investor

Michael McGee, Partner at Avrio Capital


Fireside Chat: Rich Simons, Former Chairman and Advisor of Daiya Foods

Rich Simons talks about his journey from startup to exit with Ally Bharmal, Partner at Fasken Martineau.


Food and Agriculture Company Investor Pitches

The 3 minute company pitches are restricted to VANTEC members and their partners.

If you are an angel investor who wants to invest in Food & Companies you can request access by sending us and email to info@vantec.ca.