StandUp Ventures LP – StandUp Ventures

Description:

StandUp is a Toronto-based VC fund investing in companies with at least one woman in a C-level leadership position within the company and an equitable amount of ownership.
StandUp primarily invests in enterprise software, digital health, and clean tech seed-stage companies based in Canada

Comments on Funding:

StandUp Ventures targets an initial investment between $500K and $1M CAD.They target between 5 and 10% ownership for each investment.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • must be high-growth, women-led companies across Canada (with at least one woman in a C-level leadership position within the company and an equitable amount of ownership);
  • typically invest in seed stage companies (that’s after friends and family funding, and before the applicant’s Series A);
  • can be in any sector. Although StandUp is completely sector-agnostic, they tend to invest in breakthrough B2B software, bio-tech, & health-tech ventures. 

They recommend reaching out when applicants have an investor pitch formed and their MVP in market.

Other Things to Note:

  1. StandUp Ventures LP I is a seed-stage fund investing in Canadian, women-led or co-led high growth companies. The fund invests in pre-seed and seed-stage tech startups across a spectrum of sectors.
  2. They are actively investing from their current fund and do approximately 4 to 6 new deals a year, plus follow-on investments.

Testimonials:

Portfolio – StandUp Ventures

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