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We provide a platform where women investors and founders can radically disrupt the venture capital environment.

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We are focused on seeing returns and driving measurable results that will foster and facilitate economic growth in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

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Sandpiper Ventures Leads Investment Round in East Coast Optical Materials Company, Coloursmith

July 20, 2021 - Halifax, Canada – Today, lead investor Sandpiper Ventures announced its investment in Coloursmith Labs Inc., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is the second investment from Sandpiper’s inaugural fund focused on women entrepreneurs, with an emphasis in Atlantic Canada. Coloursmith, a tech-enabled optical materials company, is disrupting the potential of modern eyewear with breakthrough optical filtering technology. The company can create endless varieties of novel optical filters in eyeglass and contact lenses. Specifically valuable are the firms’ products targeting colour enhancement and hazardous light protection.

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Sandpiper Ventures Leads Investment Round in East Coast Optical Materials Company, Coloursmith

July 20, 2021 - Halifax, Canada – Today, lead investor Sandpiper Ventures announced its investment in Coloursmith Labs Inc., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is the second investment from Sandpiper’s inaugural fund focused on women entrepreneurs, with an emphasis in Atlantic Canada. Coloursmith, a tech-enabled optical materials company, is disrupting the potential of modern eyewear with breakthrough optical filtering technology. The company can create endless varieties of novel optical filters in eyeglass and contact lenses. Specifically valuable are the firms’ products targeting colour enhancement and hazardous light protection.

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Sandpiper Ventures Announces First Investment of Inaugural Fund in Cleantech Company, DeNova

Halifax, Nova Scotia - May 27, 2021 - Sandpiper Ventures today announced the first investment of their inaugural fund in the clean technology company DeNova, led by Founder and President Brianna Stratton. This investment represents the fund’s commitment to identifying high-growth opportunities led by women. DeNova, based in Nova Scotia, addresses two global challenges: climate change and the pending protein shortage.

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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.

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Money

Women make up 51% of the population yet receive just 2.8% of VC funding available worldwide, 4% in Canada.

Balance

Women-led companies that do receive VC funding receive less than half the amount of their male counterparts.

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Only 15% of partners in venture capital funds are female, less in Atlantic Canada.

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