Maurice
Posted: February 4, 2022

Amount:

$ 1,000,000.00

Type of Program:

Investment


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. Although StandUp is completely sector-agnostic, they tend to invest in breakthrough B2B software, bio-tech, & health-tech ventures.

Comments on Funding:

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


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

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.

Application Steps:

1

Applicants can contact StandUp Ventures through their network or by completing and submitting the online application form.

2

A warm introduction is recommended, if possible. Co-investors, other entrepreneurs, advisors, and friends of StandUp all make great references and help facilitate a strong start to our relationship.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 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. 2
    They are actively investing from their current fund and do approximately 4 to 6 new deals a year, plus follow-on investments.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.

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