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VANTEC meeting

05 Jan 2022
3:30pm - 6:00pm PST

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Networking 3:30pm

Random founder & investor networking in 5-minute cycles on Zoom.


Community Announcements 4:00pm

eFund | was founded with the goal to achieve consistently higher returns and more exits from angel investments.
Since 2011, the fund made 61 investments in 36 BC-based companies and had 5 exits.

WUTIF | was founded in 2003 as an “evergreen” angel VCC fund backed by angels to invest in B.C. startups in all areas of technology. The fund made 123 investments and has had 20 exits.


VANTEC Meeting Wednesday, January 5
Keiretsu Forum Vancouver Chapter Meeting Tuesday, January 11
VANTEC Company Deep Dives Wednesday, January 12
Angel Forum: Community Virtual Meet Up Tuesday, January 25
Angel Forum: Investment Thesis and How to Create a Successful Angel / Founder Team Thursday, January 27
VANTEC Metaverse Meeting Wednesday, February 2

VEF: Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions Tuesday, January 18
Natural Products Canada: Alternative Protein Virtual Pitch Event Tuesday-Tuesday, February 1-8


Company Presentations 4:15pm

Companies can apply to pitch here and are recommended to attend one or more of the pitch circuit events to practice their pitch. The presenting companies will be announced 2 weeks prior to the meeting.


UPDATES (90 seconds)

TUEX Education | Education | Gust | TUEX is a dynamic online platform that rapidly matches students with experienced tutors online to arrange tutoring sessions face-to-face.


PREVIEWS (90 seconds)

Purposely | Software | Gust | We enable values-driven & meaningful employee experiences to drive employee engagement success, particularly in remote-first & hybrid workplaces.

Smartwell | Agriculture | Gust | Leaders in intelligent algorithms for agricultural big data.

Ladybug Robotics | Robotics | Gust | Ladybug Robotics develops intelligent robots to automate the most repetitive and expensive manual tasks in agriculture with a beachhead market in vineyards.

ZILA Works | Chemicals and Chemical Products | Gust | At ZILA Works, we’re creating a new bio-epoxy resin made from industrial hemp to enable the transition to a circular carbon economy.

Auto-Mates | Software | Gust | Auto-Mates is the Expedia for new car sales.

Canopy Insurtech | Fintech | Gust | Insurance Services at your fingertips, anywhere, anytime

Ilumin ai | Fintech | Gust | uses machine learning to predict and identify fraud in Capital Markets



Synergia Biotech | Biotechnology | Gust | Synergia Biotech is a cleantech company that produces the world’s first ‘green’ natural blue pigment.

VoxCell BioInnovation | Biotechnology | Gust | Truly Biomimetic solutions for the drug development industry and the field of Oncology research by creating vascularized cancer tissue models.

Plantsome Retail Inc. | Retailing / Distribution | Gust | Delivering Handsome Tropical Plants to homes all over Canada using our proprietary and uniquely sustainable packaging, including our free Plantsome app.

Hidden Bands | Media and Entertainment | Gust | Pokemon GO for music. We put bands on the map and reward users for finding and sharing exclusive new music. 


DEEP DIVES on Jan 12 (60 minutes)

You can sign up for the following investor deep dives by emailing the founders for an invitation.

Synergia Biotech - Wed Jan 12 4:00pm-5:00pm PST (Online only)

VoxCell BioInnovation - Wed Jan 12 4:00pm-5:00pm PST (Online only)

Hidden Bands - Wed Jan 12 4:00pm-5:00pm PST (Online only)

Plantsome Retail Inc. - Wed Jan 12 4:00pm-5:00pm PST (Online only)


We are also happy to announce online deep dives of these companies that presented at VANTEC since they are outside the reserved time slot for full presentation deep dives.
Ladybug Robotics - Wed Jan 12 10:00am-11:00am PST
This FishWed Jan 12 3:00pm-4:00pm PST (received  investment from eFund & WUTIF)


Investor Decks

The company presentations and investor packages, including more details on the team, financials and other documents are available to VANTEC members on the Gust platform. Email us at if you have any questions.


Founder & Investor Networking 5:30pm-6:00pm

General networking in the common room. Dedicated Q&A breakout rooms with full presentation founders, their investor sponsor and investors in 2 x 10-minute cycles, followed by 5-minute cycles of random founder & investor networking until the end of the VANTEC meeting.


NOTE: 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.


05 Jan 2022
3:30pm - 6:00pm PST

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