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.
This program supports companies through the most crucial times of their business growth. Our recently expanded roster of Capital Investment Program Advisors help founders to refine their investment pitch and connect them with strategically-aligned investors. We provide support through the entire fundraising process, from investor introductions through term sheet negotiation and data curation for due diligence. The goal of this newly expanded program is to enable stronger founder/investor interactions, allowing for feedback earlier than might otherwise occur in their journey to success. We also organize founder showcases such as Demo Days and Investor Cafés to provide platforms for introductions.
Interested in joining our Capital Investment Program? Register your interest here!
-Experienced, diverse team with multiple full-time co-founders with the track record to execute the growth strategy.
-Companies must have demonstrable market traction, recurring market revenue and customer response. In some cases, we are supporting earlier-stage companies and pre-seed ventures.
-Innovative, defensible solving a significant problem.
-Identified the correct segment of customers to target, reasonable plan to reach this segment, understanding of the sales cycle.
A specific avenue of focus for the Capital Investment Program is reserved for underrepresented founders who may be seeking earlier stage investments.
This program is best suited for companies ready-to-scale, looking to develop a long-term capital strategy to support the rapid growth of their business. This program has a particular focus in representing and supporting founders who face unconscious bias, barriers to equal opportunity and historic under-representation. The Capital Investment Program has recently expanded to include earlier stage companies.
No, we take no equity in your company. Capital Investment Program founders get tailored, dedicated guidance to navigate your unique business growth goals. You’ll develop relationships in a growing global community of mentors, investors, partners, manufacturers, supply chains, and fellow entrepreneurs, critical to the growth and scaling of your business.
Once onboarded into the Capital Investment Program you will have access to a team of Advisors to support you on your investment journey. This is a strategic advisory program and as such the level of advisory is based on your investment readiness stage, funding round timeline, and participation in a Demo Day or Investor Cafe