By Founders. For Founders.

By Founders. For Founders.

A Unique Approach to Venture Capital

We believe in venture capital with integrity. We’ve been on the other side of the table and appreciate the importance of funder and founder alignment. From startup, growth to exit; it is entrepreneurial ambition that drives value, not venture capitalists. We invest in individuals; trust and values fit are a centerpiece in every investment.

Our Core Philosophies

1

Venture Capital without the ego

Helping great founding teams win

2

Founder focused

Investing in people ahead of a specific plan

3

Partnership Capital

We’re intensely focused on adding value

“Vancouver Founder Fund is the fund built by founders, for founders. We set out to be the funding partner we always wished we had as entrepreneurs.”

Dan Eisenhardt & Fraser Hall are partners at VFF and Co-founders of Recon Instruments

 

“Vancouver Founder Fund is the fund built by founders, for founders. We set out to be the funding partner we always wished we had as entrepreneurs.”

Dan Eisenhardt & Fraser Hall are partners at VFF and Co-founders of Recon Instruments

Our Partners

The importance of who you select as your funding partners is one of many critical decisions a founder will make. Investors should offer you more than just capital. The frequently quoted but rarely delivered on concept of value-add investors is something we pride ourselves on delivering.

Having been through both bootstrapped and venture-backed businesses we know what its like to be on the other side of the table. In fact we’re not convinced there has to be two sides of the table. Partnership is the goal. We succeed by helping you succeed. Sometimes that’s getting in the trenches and other times its having the humility to step back. Venture Capital with integrity.

Vancouver Founder Fund leads or co-leads seed rounds ($500k-$1.5m) in companies based in the Pacific Northwest.

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Our Team

We have founded, folded and exited businesses. It is these experiences we bring to the table.

We battle hard for the founding teams we back.

Meet the Team