Inverted Group - July Newsletter

Inverted Ventures

Inverted Ventures Fund I

May and June have been an incredibly busy time for all of us at Inverted Ventures. We are excited to take this opportunity to break down our progress and newest updates on our family office’s journey.

The newest and largest announcement we have is the launch of our first venture capital fund open to external investors, Inverted Ventures – Fund I. Inverted Ventures Fund I is a $5 million Seed-stage venture fund in Calgary, targeting transformative technology that creates paradigm shifts in Canadian legacy industries. 

Though we have been making venture capital investments from our family office since 2021, we have never taken outside capital to do so. Our goal is to accelerate our growth and our ability to finance paradigm shift companies. 

Graduation from VC Labs

Inverted Ventures is proud to announce its graduation from the prestigious VC Labs program. This significant milestone marks the culmination of an intensive period of learning and growth, during which we have deepened our understanding of raising capital and venture investing. Through the program, we have gained invaluable insights into fund management, investor relations, and strategic investment planning. 

Our experience at VC Labs has equipped us with the knowledge and tools to foster meaningful relationships with industry partners, and ultimately drive innovation and success within the startup ecosystem.

New Investments

As we continue in our capital raise, we also continue to source innovative startups to invest in. Over the past month we have finalized investments into two new startup companies that will be added to Inverted Ventures – Fund I’s portfolio:

ResVR

The cutting-edge SaaS platform for Home Builders. ResVR’s solution boosts and simplifies the selection and upselling process, fostering design studio collaboration to enhance the home-buying journey. With ResVR, builders can increase efficiency, enrich homeowner experiences, and drive growth. Join us in transforming the homebuilding industry, one happy homeowner at a time.

Hone Athletics

Hone’s unique digital platform empowers sport leaders with the technology and expert guidance needed to create healthy, happy, high-performing athletes. The HONE app monitors teams across seven work specific mental health concerns helping leaders to better support their teams. 

Inverted on the Road

During the past few months, Inverted has been extremely active at multiple venture capital events, attending Uniting the Prairies, Plug and Play Calgary’s event, Inventures, and Collision. At these conferences we have been meeting with and discussing deals with other VCs, meeting potential high growth startups for investment, and analyzing the investment landscape for future deals.

Keiretsu Calgary 

On June 25th, 2024 Keiretsu Forum had their first Calgary Investment Summit. Inverted’s Managing Partners, Craig D’Cruze and Nick Rodrigues were extremely proud to give the opening keynote address on generational investment strategies. It was an incredible event that brought together several high quality startups and investors together. 

We have been members of Keiretsu Northwest & Rockies chapter since 2021 and have immense gratitude for Nathan McDonald, Brianna McDonald, and the entire Keiretsu NW team. We have learned a great deal from Keiretsu and appreciate the opportunity to host the very first Keiretsu event in Calgary. 

Future Plans

As July begins, Inverted Ventures is dedicated to its mission of financing paradigm shifts. As we continue to build on our success, we remain committed to identifying and supporting companies that drive growth and innovation in their respective industries.

Inverted Ventures will be actively participating in events during the Calgary Stampede. This renowned event provides a unique opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders. If you are in Calgary please feel free to reach out, we are looking forward to connecting with you. 

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