Sandpiper Ventures Invests in Callia, the Canadian Direct-to-Consumer Floral Delivery Company

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.

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Sandpiper Ventures Announces First Close of Sandpiper Venture Fund I

Inaugural Fund based in Atlantic Canada investing in Women-Led Companies

Halifax - September 29, 2021 Sandpiper Venture’s flagship SV Fund I (SVF I) announced the successful first fundraising close of the venture capital (VC) fund investing in women-led companies, reaching an initial fundraising goal in excess of $10M. Created and launched to invest in women and women’s innovation as a proactive and profitable business decision.

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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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