We invest in people.

We invest in people.

There is a small segment of the population with the ambition and vision to change the world. The people we’re attracted to have the clarity to succeed, the drive to win and the discipline to execute. We want to align with companies whose founders and teams share these attributes. These are the people who share our adventurous spirit.

There is a small segment of the population with the ambition and vision to change the world.  The people we’re attracted to have the clarity to succeed, the drive to win and the discipline to execute.  We want to align with companies whose founders and teams share these attributes.  These are the people who share our adventurous spirit.

#ourapproach

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HOW WE DECIDE TO INVEST

We’re highly selective about our investment decisions; the businesses and people we invest in share some key attributes.

1

We are attracted to entrepreneurs with global ambitions and a clear product strategy.

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We only invest in people who have the drive and focus to back up their visions.

3

We invest in businesses and people who welcome and require our support; if we can’t deliver value to the business then we are not the right partner.

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#directinvestments

Direct
Investments

Direct
Investments

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PRIVATE

Pandell is a software industry leader focused on driving strong financial results with highly recurring revenues, predictable earnings, and using profits to fund future organic and acquisitions growth.

Pandell is a software industry leader focused on driving strong financial results with highly recurring revenues, predictable earnings, and using profits to fund future organic and acquisitions growth.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2005

DIRECTOR SINCE

2006

iovia-logo
PRIVATE

IOVIA mobilizes brand fans and influencers to drive new sales of  products and services and share in the value created.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

CEO

Rob Dawson

INITIAL INVESTMENT

August, 2017

DIRECTOR SINCE

2015

nanoprecise-logo
PRIVATE

Nanoprecise Sci Corp is an AI + IoT company that combines physics, material science and data analytics to diagnose issues with physical assets in various industries and predict the remaining time to failure so that proper corrective actions can be scheduled and business interruption avoided.

HEAD OFFICE

Edmonton

INITIAL INVESTMENT

October, 2017

DIRECTOR SINCE

2017

smartbe-logo
PRIVATE

Smartbe Wealth brings personal touch and exclusive, world-leading technology together to overcome one of the biggest obstacles to financial success: human behaviour.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

CEO
INITIAL INVESTMENT

November, 2017

DIRECTOR SINCE

2017

katipult-logo
TSX.V: FUND

Katipult is an award winning, proprietary cloud-based software infrastructure to digitize and automate private placements, while providing best-of-breed standards for eliminating transaction redundancy, enhancing investor experience, and accelerating deal flow.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

June, 2018

DIRECTOR SINCE

2018

thehelm2-logo
PRIVATE

The Helm contextual e-commerce platform is a marketplace that connects you directly with your favourite female-founded companies, products, and services.

HEAD OFFICE

New York

INITIAL INVESTMENT

September, 2018

ADVISOR SINCE

2018

DIRECTOR SINCE

February, 2020

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PRIVATE

Harris Kuipers is a newly established fashion and lifestyle brand focusing on delivering a unique style and wellbeing experience to women as they approach their 50s and beyond, yet still highly coveted by any woman.

HEAD OFFICE

Victoria

INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2018

DIRECTOR SINCE

2018

the51-logo
PRIVATE

The51 is an investment collective building a new movement to create value, tapping into Canada’s underutilized female wealth and investing it in talented female leaders and entrepreneurs.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2018

DIRECTOR SINCE

2018

theupside-logo
PRIVATE

The Upside is Canada's largest online destination to shop and sell authenticated designer goods.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

June, 2019

DIRECTOR SINCE

2019

yrp-logo
PRIVATE

YR Plans is Canada’s Employer Sponsored Student Load Repayment Plan (SLRP)

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

June, 2019

logo-rival
PRIVATE

At Rival Technologies, we make it as easy to connect with your customers as it is with your family and friends using our mobile-messaging based, market research platform.

HEAD OFFICE

Vancouver

CEO
INITIAL INVESTMENT

July, 2019

DIRECTOR SINCE

2019

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PRIVATE

Lilia makes it easier for women to get fertility information about their bodies, the science, and their options.

HEAD OFFICE

Toronto

INITIAL INVESTMENT

July, 2019

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LINK
PRIVATE

Link is a financial technology platform that delivers intuitive solutions for the execution, administration and reporting of all employer-sponsored compensation plans – savings, equity, and health.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

August, 2019

leankor
PRIVATE

Leankor transforms project management so companies with complex, customer-centric projects can achieve better business outcomes, like greater gross margin protection and faster revenue recognition.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

August, 2019

DIRECTOR SINCE

2019

logo-salonscale
PRIVATE

SalonScale is an app that will tell you the exact cost of hair color being poured for every bowl mixed so you can start pricing your services more accurately and feel confident knowing that everything leaving your color bar is being paid for.

HEAD OFFICE

Saskatoon

INITIAL INVESTMENT

September, 2019

 

 

logo-vg
PRIVATE

Virtual Gurus is a Virtual Assistant (VA) Marketplace that matches businesses and entrepreneurs with onshore (North American) freelancers using a proprietary algorithm. A user can select their own dedicated VA based on their needs, Virtual Gurus also builds large remote teams for its users. Our processes and systems provide a platform to ensure tasks are completed while supporting the clients’ business needs.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2019

DIRECTOR SINCE

March, 2020

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PRIVATE

Sampler is changing the way consumer packaged goods brands connect with consumers by digitizing product sampling. 

HEAD OFFICE

Toronto

INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2019

 

 

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PRIVATE

Phoenix Molecular Designs is a biotechnology company that is developing small molecule kinase inhibitors as a targeted therapy for cancer. 

HEAD OFFICE

Vancouver

INITIAL INVESTMENT

February, 2020

 

 

fillip-logo
PRIVATE

Fillip is a mobile application for the fuel and convenience store industry reducing the cost of high volume,  low margin transactions, increasing margins for owners and sharing in savings for our consumers.

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

February, 2020

 

 

SAM-logo
PRIVATE

SAM is a crisis detection platform that alerts corporate, news and government clients to critical events before they hit the news. On average SAM is able to detect a crisis within a few minutes of occurrence - about 30 min to 1 hour faster than traditional news sources. 

HEAD OFFICE

Edmonton

INITIAL INVESTMENT

March, 2020

DIRECTOR SINCE

2020

provision-logo
PRIVATE

Provision Analytics is a data analytics company focussed on the agri-food industry. With the aid of a proprietary end-to-end food traceability solution called OneTrace, Provision Analytics has a view of the entire agri-food value chain, which allows us to accumulate the industry’s most comprehensive dataset. 

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

March, 2020

DIRECTOR SINCE

April, 2020

zayzoom-logo
PRIVATE

ZayZoon was created to end predatory lending.  Payday loans, overdraft fees; these products are extractive and ZayZoon is focussed on giving employees control over their paycheck.  ZayZoon accomplishes this goal by partnering with payroll companies and employers to bring employees access to Early Wages On-Demand.  ZayZoon's On-Demand access to wages has given employees control over their paycheck, reduced financial stress and eliminated the need to take on unnecessary debt. 

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary

INITIAL INVESTMENT

May, 2020 

 

 

three-ships-logo
PRIVATE

Three Ships is a natural skin care company, who make vegan & cruelty-free natural skincare products. 

HEAD OFFICE

Toronto

CO-FOUNDERS
INITIAL INVESTMENT

November, 2020 

 

 

Ecological Investments

Ecological Investments

We make a selection of targeted investments in businesses that are strong stewards of our planet, and the people and animals that inhabit it.

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Nipika operates in harmony with nature and is completely off the grid, sourcing power from the sun and surrounding forest. Their philosophy is to help guests enjoy Canada’s Rockies in non-consumptive ways using self-propelled activities.

HEAD OFFICE
HEAD OFFICE

Invermere, BC

INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2003

PRESIDENT

#funds

Fund
Investments

Fund
Investments

inovia-logo@4x

Limted Partnership

Inovia invests in founders with a vision of technology making us more mobile, capable, connected, healthier and happier on a massive global scale.

HEAD OFFICE

Montreal, QB

PRESIDENT
INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2015

helm-logo@4x

Limted Partnership

The Helm Venture fund invests in early-stage, high-growth technology companies with women at the helm. They invest in 8-12 deals per year primarily at the seed stage, and provide strategic support to their founders to help their companies grow.

HEAD OFFICE

New York, NY

CEO
INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2017

kain-logo@4x

Limted Partnership

Kain Long Short Energy LP aims to generate superior risk-adjusted returns in the energy sector using our internally developed long short strategy. 

HEAD OFFICE

Calgary, AB

PRESIDENT

Taylor Merrit

INITIAL INVESTMENT

December, 2018

riveter-logo@4x

Private

The Riveter designs workspaces and memberships for the way women work. Their promise is to meet you where you are, whether you need a full-time private office, a place to stop in for a few hours each week, or a way to grow your community. 

HEAD OFFICE

Seattle, WA

CEO
INITIAL INVESTMENT

November, 2018

#about

SHELLEY KUIPERS

SHELLEY KUIPERS

Shelley Kuipers is building the world she wants to live in. As an activist in business, entrepreneurship and investment, she is hell bent on defeating the status quo one project at a time, and replacing it with options that are more equitable, feminist, corporately and ecologically sustainable; revolutionary options that drive greater value for both business and consumer.

She co-founded IOVIA in 2015 after previously founding Chaordix, Stormworks and Adventure Capital. She is also co-founder of feminist investment collective, The51 and sustainable direct to consumer clothing brand Harris Kuipers, all in addition to championing the entrepreneurs she has chosen to invest in.

Find Shelley on Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram.

Find Shelley on Twitter and LinkedIn.

BRIAN CRAIG

A senior investor and executive with experience founding, managing and advising companies, Brian brings a combination of strategic business insight and the ability to mentor and inspire entrepreneurs. He’s a longstanding investor and director in early-stage technology and energy companies, and through patience and fortitude has helped guide multiple companies to returns of 50X or greater.  Brian has a passion for nature and outdoor adventure, and is committed to sustainable and responsible solutions in his business and personal life.

Find Brian on Linkedin.

Find Shelley on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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