Empowering Women-Led Social Impact Businesses: Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Partners with BDC’s $100M Thrive Lab to Co-Invest Alongside 25 Canadian Partners.

Empowering Women-Led Social Impact Businesses: Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Partners with BDC’s $100M Thrive Lab to Co-Invest Alongside 25 Canadian Partners. Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) is excited to be one of the 25 partners collaborating with BDC’s $100M Thrive Lab to support women-led social impact businesses. This initiative’s first phase will co-invest, alongside partners from…

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Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Atlantic fuels innovation with investments in three women-led businesses in just six months and more to come.

St. John’s, September 14th, 2023 – In just six short months since its inception, the WEL Atlantic angel fund has already made investments in three promising women-led businesses within the Atlantic provinces. Founded with a mission to address the chronic and systemic underrepresentation of women in early stage investing, WEL has created opportunities for both…

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Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Manitoba secures provincial exemption order from The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) to permit non-accredited investors to join early-stage venture fund

June 23, 2023 An innovative concept has resulted in the province’s first hybrid early-stage all-female investment fund, allowing non-accredited investors to join the angel investment ecosystem and participate and learn alongside accredited investors. “We commend The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) for their leadership in working with WEL MB to provide the opportunity for more capital…

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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 Celebrates International Women’s Day with National Hire, as new Toronto Investment Group takes off

Victoria, British Columbia March 8th, 2022 Women’s Equity Lab (“WEL”) is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, Glynnis Vaughan has joined the organization as the new National Program Manager. Glynnis will focus on leveraging opportunities to manage the rapid expansion of WEL Investment Groups across North America. Glynnis’ position was funded by a federal government grant…

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Women’s Equity Lab – Canada’s First All-Female Angel Fund Expands Across North America

VICTORIA, British Columbia, July 14, 2021 Women’s Equity Lab (WEL), Canada’s first all-female angel fund is expanding across North America. WEL was first launched in Victoria in 2017 with the support of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and has recently completed the investment of its third round. The Vancouver chapter was launched in 2020…

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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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