WE'RE CHANGING IT.
We provide a platform where women investors and founders can radically disrupt the venture capital environment.
The female sandpiper is well known for taking the lead, and establishing and defending its territory, but that is not the only reason we adopted it as our moniker. It’s also symbolic of the idea of taking flight, together.
What we do
Sandpiper Ventures unlocks capital and innovation through greater diversity of investors and strong connections to global markets; we contribute to a stronger ecosystem, stronger economy and approach to investment with better businesses, deals, and higher investment returns.
Women make up 51 % of the population yet receive just 2.8% of VC funding available worldwide. In Canada, Only 15% of partners in venture capital funds are female, less in Atlantic Canada.
Invested in women-lead companies
SV Fund I announced the successful close of the VC fund investing in women-led companies, surpassing an initial fundraising goal in excess of $20 million.
More value creation
Women-led companies that do receive VC funding receive less than half the amount of their male counterparts.
35% higher ROI than all-male teams
The Ewing Marian Kauffman Foundation Women-led teams generate a 35% higher ROI than all-male teams.
Sandpiper Ventures invests in women building ground-breaking technology companies as a proactive and profitable business decision.
Our target companies significantly outpace their peers when they receive the right investment and mentorship, delivering strong social and economic value and highly profitable investment returns.View our portfolio
Company offers a reinvention of how teachers deliver learning to players through mobile games
Today, Sandpiper Ventures announced its investment in Begin AI, an Artificial Intelligence start-up based in Halifax that makes it possible to build proprietary human first technology without servers or data storage, using algorithms that learn users’ preferences in real time.
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.
Today, Sandpiper Ventures announces their investment in Fable, the sustainably produced direct to consumer brand of tablewares. Sandpiper joins lead investor True alongside Mavan Capital to complete a $2.7 million in seed round to fuel continued growth and increased development across several key business verticals.
Today, Sandpiper Ventures announced its investment in Swiftsure Innovations from its inaugural fund focused on women entrepreneurs with an emphasis in Atlantic Canada. Swiftsure Innovations, based in Pasadena, Newfoundland, supports patients by developing products that will help prevent hospital-acquired infections.
We are focused on seeing returns and driving measurable results that will foster and facilitate economic growth in Atlantic Canada and beyond.