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District Ventures Capital

District Ventures Capital

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Calgary, Toronto.

Stage

  • Pre-Seed, Funding Round, Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

District Ventures Capital is a venture capital fund based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, founded by Arlene Dickinson. Specializing in early-stage consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the fund provides capital, mentorship, and strategic guidance to startups in sectors like food and beverage, health and wellness, and beauty and personal care. Led by Dickinson, known for her role on “Dragons’ Den,” the fund aims to support entrepreneurs in bringing innovative products to market and disrupting traditional industries.

Mission

District Ventures Capital invests in emerging brands that develop, manufacture, market, distribute or sell consumer goods, with a particular focus on the food, beverage, beauty and health and wellness sectors.

The Fund will seek investments in companies that exhibit strong and unique opportunities for market leadership, growth and economic value creation. Prospective investee companies will have strong revenues, and generally require capital for growth between $2 and $10 million; initiate product roll-outs and expand distribution and market presence.

Beauty Investments #

  • 5

Primary Sector

  • Consumer/Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Beauty

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Jun, 2019- Achieve Wellness Spa

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Online Application Form

Criteria

Innovative Product or Concept: They seek startups with unique and innovative products, concepts, or business models that address significant market needs or offer a competitive advantage in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Existing revenues, projections and cash flows.
-A unique innovation in the food and health space
-Natural and organic products
-Expanding distribution network
-Competitive landscape and market potential
-Management team, and experience
-Business model and scalability

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • Upto $7M

Education
  • Yes
Accelerator
  • Type-Yes-Venturepark Labs Accelerator
  • Duration-Yes
Network
  • 76
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Economic Value Creation

Market Leadership Opportunity

Market Leadership Opportunity

TBD

TBD

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

6.55/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 7.89%
Beauty Investments #
  • 5

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Jun, 2019- Achieve Wellness Spa

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Jason Berenstein

Title

Partner & CFO

Twitter Handle

District Ventures Capital

Contact

contact@districtventurescapital.com

1(403) 237-2388

JUMP CONCLUSION

District Ventures Capital is expanding, evidenced by its involvement in securing deals and partnerships. Their investment in Canada’s first probiotic ginger beer, which secured a deal on Dragon’s Den, highlights their focus on innovative health and wellness products.

The renewed partnership between Venturepark Labs and Sobeys, aimed at supporting Canadian CPG entrepreneurs, suggests District Ventures Capital’s ongoing strategic collaborations in the food and beverage industry. These activities demonstrate a proactive approach to growing and diversifying their investment portfolio. Almost a Best Beauty Funder Fit, DVC is a great fit for innovative beauty brands esp. Canadian that can use its distribution network for scale. The founder, Arlene Dickinson, is a shark on the Shark Tank and has celebrity status in Canada.

Very Good Beauty Funder Fit esp. for Canadian brands.

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