We provide a platform where women investors and founders can radically disrupt the venture capital environment.
We are focused on seeing returns and driving measurable results that will foster and facilitate economic growth in Atlantic Canada and beyond.
Our team has deep experience developing and running companies. We will pass that knowledge and expertise along so the companies we invest in can thrive and grow.
Sandpiper Ventures General Partner Cathy Bennett has been named Associate of the Year for 2020-2021 by the Creative Destruction Lab, a non-profit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.
Fifth Investment in Female Founder by East Coast VC Fund
Today, Sandpiper Ventures announced its investment in Callia, the leading direct-to-consumer floral delivery company based in Winnipeg, from its inaugural fund focused on women entrepreneurs. Led by Brightspark, one of Canada’s top performing venture capital firms, the $6.4M Series A round included participation from Golden Ventures, Sandpiper Ventures, among others.
Representing all four Atlantic provinces, our founding partners are successful business leaders across a variety of industries with the legacy and results to back up our vision.
Women make up 51% of the population yet receive just 2.8% of VC funding available worldwide, 4% in Canada.
Women-led companies that do receive VC funding receive less than half the amount of their male counterparts.
Only 15% of partners in venture capital funds are female, less in Atlantic Canada.