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Accelerating diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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WHERE WE ARE STARTING

90%
of VC firms with all-male investment teams exclusively funded ventures with all-male founding teams.
STATS CANADA, 2016
4

OF VENTURE CAPITAL DOLLARS ARE INVESTED IN WOMEN LED VENTURES.

FINANCIAL POST, 2017
Only 5% of Canadian tech startups have a female founder.
STATS CANADA, 2014

WHO WE ARE

Connections, Investments, Collaborations.
Together we will shift the numbers.

The RAISE Collective brings together a community of female investors and champions to grow and diversify the capital pool available to a broader range of female entrepreneurs. Doing this allows for more diverse innovation and technology in our economy. We connect female investors to other like-minded investors, trusted and tested resources, and to meaningful networking events. We also support female founders and entrepreneurs on their journey to capital, by curating investment opportunities, and championing an investing environment aligned with our community. 

We are determined to change the current gender ratios in innovation and in investments. We’re not just talking the talk, we’re putting our dollars and minds where they matter to make this change. We share knowledge, advice, connections, and experiences with aspiring and experienced investors to support female-led early-stage companies.

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Investor Events and Education

  • Learn how to get started in investing and how to take your investments to the next level

 

  • Connect with the right people to develop your portfolio and support female led innovations

 

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Entrepreneur Capital Raising Programs

  • Empowering female entrepreneurs new to capital raising with the fundamental tools and knowledge needed to build a personalized funding roadmap

 

  • Offering a collaborative cohort model for female founders actively raising to enhance mentorship, support and connections

 

Women received 2.5%
of all Venture Capital money available in 2016.
FORTUNE, 2017

We need to make it easier for women entrepreneurs to get access to capital.

Justin Trudeau, 2017
Female founders’ companies out-perform their male peers’ by 63% in terms of creating value for investors.
FIRST ROUND 10 YEARS, 2017
$3.2 Trillion in Assets are Controlled by Women in Canada; $1.1 Trillion in Financial Wealth.
GLOBE AND MAIL, 2017

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There were 521 board seats in Canada in 2016, and only 76 were filled by women, that’s 14.5% of the available seats.

TORONTO STAR, 2016

RAISE hosts regular events and workshops for experienced and aspiring female investors, and programs for female founders.

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