InWest Ventures is a Vancouver based Start-Up Business Cultivator and Boutique Angel Investment firm. We are members of several angel networks that operate globally, nationally, and regionally, including Vantec, and Keiretsu Forum – the world's largest global angel investment network.
InWest Ventures invests in seed- and early-stage companies with high growth potential. On average, we invest $50,000 to $250,000 per company over the life of the venture. Our flexibility allows us to partner from ideation through to exit. We invest in people first, partnering with the best of the best, connecting their ideas and placing them in a frictionless environment of innovative business builders and proven resources as a springboard into the North American market.
We are entrepreneurs at heart and in practice. We found and fund ambitious, category-defining new companies every year. Our team consists of seasoned professionals who have a passionate commitment to maximizing value for our clients. Collectively, our team has advised on more than 150 Start-up and Early-stage projects in 20 countries around the world.
InWest Ventures is a VANTEC Angel Network member and a community partner. As a group of angel investors committed to technology entrepreneurs based in British Columbia, VANTEC is invaluable in providing guidance and networking opportunities.
We are proud to be a part of the Keiretsu Forum, a private group of international angel investors. Keiretsu helps investors make better decisions through "mind share" while providing entrepreneurs with value-added resources and access to venture capital. Keiretsu Forum is the fastest growing, largest, and most active angel investor community in the world.
InWest Ventures is also part of the National Angel Capital Organization – the industry association for angel investors in Canada. NACO helps turn good ideas into great businesses. By connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support early-stage investing, NACO accelerates a thriving, early-stage investment ecosystem. NACO provides intelligence, tools, and resources for its members; facilitates essential connections across networks, borders and industries.
Our cultivator is where we spark new ideas, perform proof of concept, and provide integrated operational support to entrepreneurs as they get their companies to market.
We invest mostly in pre-seed companies, focusing on the future of emerging technologies, cutting edge media, Health and Wellness, and FinTech.
InWest Ventures is a venture-capital advisory part of the Canadian Immigration Consortium that specializes in assisting foreign Companies, its Owners, High-Net-Worth Investors and eligible Managers in achieving their Canadian business-immigration goals via our proprietary "Start-Up Cultivation" Program.
The breadth of industries InWest Ventures is involved in is a key component of the start-up ecosystem and cultivation process we’ve developed.
We are constantly on alert for creative, innovative ideas to embrace.
Based on our experience and our unique approach to every situation we are able to find the right corporate structure to fit your occupational, educational and business background into your unique Start-Up project on a very cost-effective basis.
Businesses are like people; each one is unique. At InWest, one of our first priorities when evaluating a new business is to assemble a four to six-person, dedicated due diligence team.
The due diligence team is responsible for verifying, investigating, and auditing all potential Start-Up projects or investment opportunities. They are charged to confirm all relevant facts and financial information and to verify all material facts brought up during the pre-investment stage.
Our due diligence department is comprised of a dozen-plus people with collective expertise that covers all areas of business, management, legal, technical, and financial matters.
With growing global concerns around COVID-19, we wanted to provide you with an update on our response to date and our commitment to you moving forward. Our team is working remotely now; we are still accepting online requests and answering all emails. We strongly believe that social distancing challenge will be over soon, and wishing you and your families stay brave and safe.