BDC Launches Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women

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Building on the success of the Women in Technology Venture Fund, our new Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women will continue to knock down the barriers that keep Canadian women-led businesses from accessing the capital they need to focus on their vision. We want trailblazing women-led companies to succeed and become tomorrow’s global leaders. Through our new $500 million investment platform, the largest of its kind in the world, we bring value and are ensuring women entrepreneurs have access to everything they need to thrive and have a lasting impact on the economy.

Reimagining investment capital for women-led businesses 


Fuelling disruptive companies led by women

The Thrive Venture Fund is making direct investments in women-led technology businesses at the seed and Series A/B stages. Our goal: to partner with promising women-led businesses across all industries and sectors for the long term, unlocking their potential to build disruptive companies that will change the world.


Investment capital to bridge gaps for women-led companies

The Thrive Lab will serve women-led companies with promising business models and growth potential that may not necessarily be on a traditional path to securing venture capital investment. Delivered in collaboration with ecosystem partners, it fills important financing gaps at the earliest stages of development to empower women to launch or grow a business.


Championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in venture capital

This strategic envelope builds on BDC Capital’s leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion and will double down on providing investments into women-led and focused general partners across the country.

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