Alt Ventures is Canada’s leading pre-seed venture capital firm, dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and fostering community growth. Specializing in early-stage investments, we support innovative startups with both capital and strategic guidance. Our experienced team brings a wealth of knowledge in technology, business development, and market expansion. With a focus on sustainability and financial inclusion, we aim to shape a more inclusive future. At Alt Ventures, we’re committed to helping visionary entrepreneurs turn groundbreaking ideas into market-leading enterprises.
To be the catalyst for transformative ventures shaping tomorrow's world.
Empowering innovative startups for a sustainable and inclusive future.
Our focus is on empowering trailblazing Canadian entrepreneurs from the very start, helping them evolve as they escalate their businesses.
Success in Canadian entrepreneurship hinges on collaboration and forging strong connections.
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What type of start-ups does Alt Ventures invest in?
We specialize in pre-seed investments, primarily targeting innovative startups in technology, sustainability, and financial inclusion sectors. Our aim is to support ventures that promise substantial growth and have a clear vision for community impact in Canada.
What are the criteria for funding?
We look for start-ups with a strong team, a scalable business model, and the potential for significant market impact. Commitment to sustainability and community development is also crucial.
How can I apply for funding?
Entrepreneurs can submit their business plans through our "Pitch Us" section on the website. We review each submission carefully and will get in touch if your project aligns with our investment criteria.
What kind of support does Alt Ventures provide besides funding?
Beyond capital investment, we offer strategic guidance, market expansion support, and access to a network of industry experts and potential partners.
Does Alt Ventures invest only in Canadian start-ups?
While our primary focus is on Canadian start-ups, we are open to exceptional opportunities that align with our investment criteria from other regions as well.
What is the typical investment size from Alt Ventures?
Our investment sizes vary depending on the start-up's stage, needs, and potential. We typically engage in pre-seed rounds with a focus on strategic partnership and long-term growth.
How long does the investment process take?
The timeline can vary depending on the complexity and readiness of the business. However, we strive to maintain a streamlined process for efficient decision-making.
Are there any specific industries that Alt Ventures does not invest in?
We are sector-agnostic but tend to avoid industries that do not align with our values of sustainability and community impact.
What is the duration of Alt Ventures’ involvement with a start-up?
Our commitment is long-term. We aim to be active partners throughout the start-up’s growth journey, offering ongoing support and guidance.
How does Alt Ventures contribute to community growth?
We believe in empowering not just individual start-ups but also the broader community. We engage in various initiatives and partnerships that foster entrepreneurial ecosystems and support local development.