Weekly Funding Roundup: December 19, 2017

Spring Activator Weekly Idea Roundup
Posted on: December 19, 2017 Posted by: Keith Ippel Comments: 0

Weekly Funding Roundup: December 19, 2017

Hi everyone, as we head into the holidays here’s a few important updates and trend signals for you.

1. Rise of impact Seed Funds

Impact investing continues to grow, and the breadth and depth is starting to become really interesting for both entrepreneurs as well as investors that can come alongside.

2. US: Rise of the Rest fund

There was a lot of buzz about this $150M fund. While it’s great news for entrepreneurs in other US communities, its US only focus falls short but creates a huge opportunity for investors and funds to focus on smaller communities in the rest of the world. TechStars and Fledge accomplish this to a degree through their multi-city reach, but that’s the tip of the iceberg.

3. BC based companies and EBC

By becoming an EBC, a company can raise money from qualified angel investors who are from BC and they gain a 30% tax credit. The big time of year is in January and February as those investors tie up final investments to benefit from the tax credit. Learn more and connect with your lawyer to map out next steps.

4. Vancouver & BC: Vantec’s Food & AgTech event

Vantec has been more active than ever in Vancouver, and they are hosting their first ever Food & AgTech investing event on Feb 7th. This is a great event for companies in the space and investors looking to get educated and involved in this important sector.
Keith Ippel - CEO & Founder of Spring

Keith Ippel, CEO and Co-Founder @ Spring

With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology-centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for people and co-founded Spring to bring that into the social venture space.

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