StandUp Ventures

By mmuise
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 $1.5M CAD.
They target between 5 and 10% ownership for each investment. StandUp also reserves additional capital from the fund to follow-on in each investment.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants:

  • 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);
  • must be 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:

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.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

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

The application link was not working (November 2022)

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