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Cindicates Invests in Hummingbird Drones & FireAI: Powering the Future of Wildfire Response

At Cindicates, we invest in more than just companies; we invest in progress, one innovation at a time. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our investment in Hummingbird Drones and...

Welcoming Two Powerhouse Investors to Our Cindicates Team: Lisa Grandbois and John Austin

We’re popping confetti and doing a victory dance because our Cindicates team just recently got two incredible power-ups: John Austin and Lisa Grandbois! They aren’t just any investors...

The Future of Data Sharing: Cindicates Invests in Intlabs to Build a Secure and Connected World

In a world hungry for seamless data sharing, yet paralyzed by security concerns, Intlabs emerges as a beacon of hope. Their revolutionary ORIGIN platform isn’t just about securing data;...

The Story of Freshworks Studio

On October 14th, 2022, local investors and entrepreneurs attended a fireside chat on the evolution of Freshworks Studio. The fireside chat offered a chance for the community to learn about...

CIN and Angel Forum Host Scenic Pitch Event in Squamish

Last Friday, June 10th, Capital Investment Network partnered with Angel Forum to host Summit on the Mountain, a pitch event located at the top of the Squamish Sea to Sky...

CIN Pitch Event Provides Window Into Three Promising Startups

Capital Investment Network’s newest pitch event showcased some of Victoria’s coolest up-and-coming businesses. Last Wednesday, May 11th, Capital Investment Network held a mini-pitch event at Tectoria...

Victoria Tech Companies Dazzle Western Angel Summit

The Victoria tech sector put on quite a show at the 2022 Western Angel Investment Summit. Victoria, BC – Last Friday, April 8th, the Victoria tech sector put on quite...

Cindicates’ First-Year Success

The Cindicates team (L to R): Jordan Schley, Paula Carey, James DeGreef, Nagma Dhillon, Richard Egli, Stephanie Andrew, Shaun Jamieson. Cindicates is Victoria’s own Venture Capital Seed Fund and...

Cindicates Showcase

Cindicates is Victoria’s own Venture Capital Seed Fund. They are closely affiliated with the Capital Investment Network, Women’s Equity Lab, VIATEC, and Alacrity and were founded in late...

Battle of the Pitch Decks Grand Finale 2021

The Battle of the Pitch Decks is an annual event hosted by Jordan Schley (Capital Investment Network) and Tessa Bousfield (VIATEC). Usually, this event takes place in person; however, with...

Battle of the Pitch Decks: Whitehorse

The Battle of the Pitch Decks is back, and this time, the competition is crossing regional borders and provincial ones too! The second Battle of the Pitch Decks was held...

Startup Stories Chapter 2: Save Da Sea & Stembolt

The second chapter of Startup Stories, hosted by Jordan Schley (Capital Investment Network) and Tessa Bousfield (VIATEC), provided insight to investors and entrepreneurs looking to learn more about...

Million Dollar Contribution to University of Victoria’s Young Entrepreneurs

UVic recently received $1 million from Coast Capital Savings for its Innovation Centre. This generous donation will stimulate the local economy by helping budding entrepreneurs to develop their ideas...

What a Year: Time to Celebrate!

The last event of the year for CIN went off with a bang! The evening comprised of our biggest Unthinkable Thursdays event to date as well as a festive evening...

“Why I Invest in Victoria” Luxury Yacht Investor Cruise

The beginning of November kicked off with another great event, “Why I Invest in Victoria!” This luxury yacht investor cruise treated guests to an informative and educational afternoon while travelling...

Unthinkable Thursdays and Pitch & Mix 9

The end of September wound up with two great tech industry events for investors and start ups hosted by Capital Investment Network: Unthinkable Thursdays and Pitch & Mix 9. Unthinkable...

VIP Boat Cruise Pitch & Mix

Capital Investment Networks first ever Pitch & Mix event that was on board a 78-foot yacht took place Thursday August 29. Patrons set off on a round trip shuttle to...

Angel of the Year Award 2019: Women’s Equity Lab

Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) is on a mission to create new women leaders and increase equal gender opportunity in the area of early stage investing. To date, WEL has 23 women...

Infographic: Annual Victoria Investor Survey Results 2019

Results from our January 2019 survey are in! We asked our local investment community to anonymously report details of their recent investments and interests (over the previous 12 month...

Western Angel Investment Summit in Photos

Organized by Vancouver’s Angel Forum and Victoria’s Capital Investment Network, some hundred and twenty angels and entrepreneurs descended on Victoria to discuss the changing trends in angel...

Angel Of The Year Award 2018: Dr. Hannes Blume

Hannes Blum is an extremely well respected leader in the business community, a successful investor with numerous exits and an active participant in the companies that he invests in. Several...

Capital Mission Nets Big Results

VICTORIA, BC (April 21, 2017) – The City of Victoria’s 2017 Capital Mission has already started producing significant returns on investment for the region’s technology sector. The Capital Mission...

Angel Investor Of The Year Award 2017: Rasool Rayani

In 2001, Rasool founded Metalogix Software, which won North America’s largest new venture competition (2002), experienced triple digit organic and profitable growth and took on private equity...

Annual Victoria Investor Survey Results

Results from our January 2017 survey are in! We asked our local investment community to anonymously report details of their recent investments and interests (over the previous 24 month period)...