Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Manitoba Early-Stage Venture Fund Now Investing in Women-Led businesses in the Prairies

March 23, 2023 WEL Manitoba brings together a network of accredited women investors from across the province providing hands-on investment education and networking to its members and access to new capital for female founders at the pre-seed and seed stage on the Canadian prairies. “We’ve been working over the past year to bring together the…

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Women’s Equity Lab Toronto (WEL) early stage venture fund launches its second fund in 2 years.

March 7, 2023 WEL Toronto launched its second fund in February – bringing together 50 women investors from the GTA to pool their capital to invest in early stage Canadian businesses. WEL Fund 2 follows the debut Toronto fund launched in 2021. WEL is an investing and learning platform where a group of 40-50 women…

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Two new Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) early stage venture funds launch across North America

March 2, 2023 Canada’s First All-Female Angel Fund Network expands in Atlantic Canada, Silicon Valley, US and Manitoba. In an effort to support a growing number of women seeking education, opportunities and involvement as angel investors across North America, new WEL investment groups have launched in Atlantic Canada and Silicon Valley. Each is led by…

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Women’s Equity Lab Brings More Women into the Investment Space

Fewer than 20 per cent of Canadian angel investors are women. Women’s Equity Lab has set out to shift that statistic, helping women learn the ins and outs of investing and to make money while they’re at it. Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) is a Victoria-born innovation that gathers local women to pool their money to…

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Brew Ninja nets seed financing led by Maple Leaf Angels

Regina-based Brew Ninja, a microbrewery management software company, has raised C$650,000 in seed-stage financing. Regina, Saskatchewan-based Brew Ninja, a microbrewery management software company, has raised C$650,000 in seed-stage financing. The round was led by Maple Leaf Angels, with participation from Women’s Equity Lab, Capital Angel Network, York Angels, and VenturX.

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New Okanagan Women’s Investor Fund to Aid Women Owned Businesses in Economy Recovery

Twenty-five women have formed a new Okanagan angel investment fund that will focus on correcting the gender imbalance faced by women owned businesses when seeking investment and increase the number of women who are active start-up company investors. “To mark International Women’s Day, the new Okanagan Women’s Mentoring and Angel Network (WMAN) will begin accepting…

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