WEL Vancouver

Jaclyn McFadden
Investor, WEL Vancouver
& WEL Okanagan

Penny Wilson
Investor, WEL Vancouver

We are empowered women investors

There are not nearly enough female investors in early stage businesses.

About WEL Vancouver

The High Tech sector is a key driver to Vancouver’s economy and includes over a thousand business with hundreds of new startups. WEL Vancouver reviews deal flow from across BC with a concentration in its own neighbourhood from partnerships with many women-focused organization, funds as well as academic centres, incubators and accelerators.

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Collective Investing & Experiential Learning

WEL Vancouver reflects the dynamic business ecosystem of one of the biggest cities in Canada. Its group includes seasoned investors, mega-entrepreneurs, and a diversity of impressive professionals from finance to education. The group combines its deep expertise to learn from each other and make investments in early stage companies together.

The General Partners of WEL Vancouver are Lori Oliver, Irene Dorsman, Amielle Lake and Stephanie Andrew.

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WEL Vancouver Portfolio

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No, this is an initiative where everyone in the group benefits and shares in the process equally which is what makes it educational and fun. There are no management fees. An admin fee covers operational items such as annual tax filings for the duration of the portfolio. To help sustain the organization, there is a small carry charge on profits after investors have been repaid their investment and admin fees. All participants profit equally.

Become an Investor

Learn by doing & build a portfolio at the same time

WEL Vancouver provides a collaborative and fun environment for women to experiment with investing in early stage ventures with a small amount of risk capital. Here you’ll gain access to innovative companies, learn the ins and outs of investing, build your network of likeminded successful women, and create an investment portfolio of one or more companies. As a woman angel investor – you will be a leader and change-maker, inspiring other women to join the movement.

Apply for Funding

Get support from WEL Vancouver

If your company is early stage and based in the Vancouver area then WEL Vancouver might be the right source for funding. Even though we might not take the entire round, our relationships and affiliations with high net worth individuals and other WEL funds and angel groups across Canada can potentially help you raise further funding.