Type of Program:
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:
They recommend reaching out when applicants have an investor pitch formed and their MVP in market.
Applicants can contact StandUp Ventures through their network or by completing and submitting the online application form.
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:
- 1StandUp 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.
- 2They are actively investing from their current fund and do approximately 4 to 6 new deals a year, plus follow-on investments.