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Dream Maker Ventures (DMV)

Dream Maker Ventures (DMV)

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Toronto, Ontario

Stage

  • Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

Dream Maker Ventures (DMV) Diversity Fund, founded by persons of colour and women, is the first Canadian VC fund dedicated to supporting diverse, underrepresented entrepreneurs. Launched in 2015 as part of Dream Maker Corp., DMV targets early-stage tech companies led by diverse founding teams, focusing on AI/ML, Blockchain, Consumer, and Enterprise software across Canada and the U.S. With a thematic investment approach, DMV has invested in 17 notable tech companies, including Hopper, Hubba, SecondCloset, and GIMME360.

Mission

Our goal is to fund early-stage companies that use technology to transform the way businesses operate, and revolutionize consumer experiences. We like to work with dreamers that can envision what life will be like in 5-10 years, and invest to help make that vision a reality.

The mission of the Fund is to #ChangetheNarrative by increasing diversity and inclusion within venture capitalism, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Beauty Investments #

  • 1

Primary Sector

  • E-commerce, Mobile Apps, Retail, Fashion

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Jan, 2017-Glamsquad

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Submit Your Pitch Here : https://www.dreammaker.vc/

Criteria

Investingin early-stage tech companies with founding teams inclusive of diverse
entrepreneurs such as #Women and #PersonsofColour.

Who We Invest In
-Persons of Colour
-Women
-Persons with Disabilities
-Indigenous Peoples
-LGBTQ+
-Immigrants
-Refugees

Where We Invest
-Canada
-U.S.

How We Invest
-Pre-Seed
-Seed
-Post-Seed
-Series A

Sourced From
-Incubators
-Accelerators
-Innovation Hubs

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $120K To $10M

  • N/A

Education
  • Yes
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 30
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Diversity

Inclusivity

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

2.95/10

*This score calculates the likelihood of any beauty brand getting funded by the investor. The score gives weights to number of beauty investments, recency of beauty investment, number of beauty exits, inclusivity inclination, resources offered, etc.

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 50.00%
Beauty Investments #
  • 1

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Jan, 2017-Glamsquad

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Isaac Olowolafe

Title

Co-Founder

Email Id

isaac@dreamto.ca

Contact

info@dreammaker.vc

1(905)553-7326

JUMP CONCLUSION

Dream Maker Ventures (DMV) specializes in early-stage investments predominantly in Ontario, with a focus on Toronto, across e-commerce, technology, and software sectors. They favor Canadian startups, particularly those in fintech and IT intersecting commerce, reflecting a regional investment strategy while also engaging across North America.

Almost Good Beauty Funder Fit. For diverse founders, this is a very Good Beauty Funder FIt.

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