Lead, Capital Investment — Job ID 202331


Date Published:

October 13, 2023

Application Deadline:

October 30, 2023

About ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a not-for-profit leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. Our organization is led by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders with decades of industry experience in building IP-rich start-ups, scale-ups, and global multinationals to help businesses scale. Located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor in York Region, ventureLAB is part of one of the biggest and most diverse tech communities in Canada. Since 2011, ventureLAB has enabled over 2,000 tech ventures to create over 4,000 jobs and raise more than $200 million in investment capital through our initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, technology and IP commercialization, and customer acquisition. Together with our community of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and partners, we enable technology startups to accelerate the commercialization of transformational products on a global scale. ventureLAB is home to the Hardware Catalyst Initiative — Canada’s only lab and incubator for hardware and semiconductor-focused companies. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada — for global markets.

Our Mission

We grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada.

Our Vision

Born Global. Built to Scale. Inclusive by Design. Inspire a new generation of global founders who choose Canada to scale IP-rich tech titans creating innovative hardware and scale-ready enterprise software solutions that transform communities and establish a blueprint for a more sustainable, inclusive tech ecosystem.

Our Values — Team RIVIR

ventureLAB is made up of passionate, driven individuals, and is growing quickly. It is a fast-paced, flexible environment where individual contributors make a big difference and work collaboratively to achieve shared goals. We are proud to be one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and a Great Place to Work®.

Position Profile

Reporting to the Director, Founder Services, the Capital Investment Lead will spearhead the operational and strategic facets of the Capital Investment Program. This role is pivotal in ensuring the efficient and effective management of the program, with a focus on meeting it’s goals, diversifying funding sources, and integrating it seamlessly with other ventureLAB programs.

As ventureLAB continues to grow its Capital Investment Program, the Capital Investment Lead will play a crucial role in strengthening the team, diversifying partnerships, and laying the foundation for the program’s future success. This role will focus on delivering on the current partnership with IRAP, diversifying its team and partners to ensure a sustainable growth strategy, and working with the Programs team to integrate investment readiness across ventureLAB’s programs (HCI, Accelerate AI, Accelerated Growth, Canada Catalyst, and others)

ventureLAB's Capital Investment Program works with scale-ready companies to establish a long-term capital strategy and support rapid business growth. Since 2012, our experienced Advisors have worked with hundreds of founders, enabling them to raise over $150 million in private investment. ventureLAB™ has relaunched and expanded the reach of our Capital Investment Program with specific opportunities for underrepresented and early-stage founders across Canada. Our team is now providing a broad and diverse founder community with guidance and expertise through the entire fundraising process, from refining investment pitches to connecting founders with strategically-aligned investors to further their investment goals.


The Capital Investment Lead will:

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What We Offer


How to Apply

Apply by Friday, October 30, 2023 to hr@venturelab.ca quoting “Capital Investment Lead – Job ID202331” in the subject line. Include your resume, salary expectations, and a brief note telling us why you’d be a great addition to the ventureLAB team. Early submissions are encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

In addition to salary, ventureLAB offers a comprehensive benefits package, learning and development opportunities, 4 weeks of vacation, and 2 weeks of holiday time in December.

At ventureLAB, we value diversity, inclusion, and respect. Diverse experience, perspectives, and backgrounds bring great ideas and create stronger teams — we embrace it, because we know that by including everyone, we all thrive. Accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Response to COVID-19

Effective December 1, 2021, all newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of fullvaccination (first and second dose) against COVID-19 of a vaccine currently approved by HealthCanada or provide documentation to support an exemption based on grounds covered by the OntarioHuman Rights Act (i.e. medical exemption).