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Five Ways to Invest in Startups
Learn about seed stage investing and investment opportunities in local startups. Hear from angel investors, investor groups, impact investors and funds who invest in our local entrepreneurs. Find out why they invest, how they find and vet the companies they want to invest in, how they support entrepreneurs after they invest, and what investment returns and impact they aim for.
This is a great way to meet investors from all local investor groups at one event and see what best fits your investment goals and possibilities.
Want to learn more about Angel Investing?
Email us for a personal invitation email@example.com (Accredited Investors only)
Depending on interest from new investors we are considering to organize a separate workshop on Angel Investing.
A G E N D A
Welcome & Introductions 3.00pm
Raising Capital, from Startup to Scaleup and Exit
The investor journey from the first investment Founders, Friends & Family to a Seed Round and Series A. Find out what needs to happen to make it to a successful Exit.
Investing with Impact
Impact investors use a number of different lenses to select the causes and ventures that they want to invest in. Learn more about how they find, screen and support the companies they invest in.
Five Ways to Invest in Local Startups
Crowd Funding, Investor Groups, Angel Networks, Angel Funds and Venture Debt. How are they different. Find out the best choice(s) for you.
Meet the Local Seed Stage Groups and Funds 5.00 - 5.30pm
Learn more about the group or fund of your interest in informal roundtable conversations.
Participating groups and funds include: FrontFundr, VANTEC, E-Fund, WUTIF, Aria, Relentless, Active Impact, TIMIA and more to be announced.
VANTEC Angel Network's mission to help grow the community of angel investors and investments made in BC. We host monthly investment meetings where 10-15 startups pitch their venture and have a chance to connect with local angel investors.
Talk to: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Angel / Seed Stage Funds
FrontFundr is a fintech company that enables entrepreneurs to raise capital from all Canadians. Investing in private companies has previously been limited to angel investors and venture capitalists, but after recent rule changes, private investing is now open to a wider spectrum of investors. Canadians can now invest online through equity crowdfunding platform FrontFundr alongside seasoned investors, while directly contributing to innovation and sharing in the growth of companies they believe in.
Talk to Jaime McNally or Jasper Dikmans
E-Fund was founded by entrepreneurs and angel investors to achieve consistently higher returns and more exits from angel investments. By investing via teams, we are able to do better due diligence, leverage the domain expertise of our investors and provide post investment advice to our portfolio companies.
Accredited Investors invest in a portfolio of 10-15 BC seed stage companies and can participate in deal screening and due-diligence. Investors receive a 30% VCC tax credit.
WUTIF Capital VCC is an angel fund that co-invests with angel investors in promising new technology ventures in British Columbia.
Aria Capital is involved in helping innovative startups reach their full potential. Our investment in your business is more than just financial. When we commit to working with a partner, we become partners and lend our full support behind their efforts to move their company forward. As a registered BC VCC, our investors are eligible to receive a 30% tax credit.
Toniic is the global action community for impact investors. Our vision is a global financial ecosystem which operates to create positive social and environmental impact. Our mission is to empower impact investors.
Active Impact Investments We insist on only helping purpose-driven businesses, that doesn't mean we have anything against making large profits. We provide opportunities for you to buy and earn equity in companies that you will feel proud to discuss with your family and friends.
The Relentless Venture Fund is a mission based, early stage venture capital fund dedicated to investing in preventative health and proactive technology solutions that optimize health, activity and longevity. Relentless is committed to the development of technologies, products and services that both enhance and promote an individual’s ability to maintain physical and mental well-being over an entire lifetime.
TIMIA Capital is a specialty finance company that provides revenue financing to technology companies in exchange for a royalty stream on revenue. The alternative financing option complements both debt and equity financing, while allowing entrepreneurs to retain control of their business. TIMIA’s target market is the fast-growing growing business-to-business software-as-a-service (SaaS) segment.
Seed Funds that could not join us
Pique Ventures enables a diverse community of investors to pursue integrated investing. Whether as an investor in Pique Fund, through Pique Ventures' services, or through the practice of Integrated Investing, we help people invest to help create a better world.
Talk to: Bonnie Foley Wong (Not attending), Email email@example.com
Keiretsu Forum - Vancouver Chapter Our members possess and share diverse industry expertise, from software, telecommunications and life sciences to retail and information technology. Our goal is to fund great companies.
Talk to: Mike Volker
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sponsoring opportunities.
SFU Venture Labs
With support from
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Terms & Conditions
In our effort to share the pitches and presentations beyond our venue for a bigger impact we will record some of our events and make them available online.
By attending this event, you consent to the use of photography/video/audio in all forms of media, for any and all promotional purposes including advertising, display, audiovisual, exhibition or editorial use by VANTEC Angel Network without payment or other compensation.
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