Volta – BDC Thrive Impact Investment Program
Supporting women-led startups in Atlantic Canada.
Through this initiative and in collaboration with 25 co-investment partners, including Volta, BDC will make equity and equity-like investments in women-led businesses across Canada, including the four Atlantic provinces.
Each company that secures investment through this program will receive valuable capital, resources, and dedicated mentorship to support their growth and mission to make a positive impact.
The startup has a woman founder or co-founder in an executive decision-making role, with a minimum of 12 months in that capacity, verifiable through a cap table.
The company's solution aligns thematically with BDC Thrive's investment focus, covering food security, responsible agriculture, health and well-being, education, reduced inequalities, and responsible consumption and production.
The company is actively in the process of raising capital.
The company has some evidence of market-driven traction.
Backed by Investors:
The funding round is backed by investors committed to increasing the runway for the company.
The syndicate includes accredited investors with significant commitments to the funding round.
Time for Due Diligence:
The funding round has two months to close, allowing adequate time for due diligence.
The company should have a prepared investor pitch deck.
Nominated by Volta:
The company must be nominated by a BDC Thrive partner, such as Volta, or one of the 25 co-investment partners across Canada.