Our Value Proposition
For our investors (limited partners)
- Focus on stellar financial returns
- Ensure measurable and solid social impact returns
- Ability to co-invest (share appropriate due diligence and deal flow)
- Encourage portfolio companies to work with you as an advisor (actively help to deliver better results)
- Timely reporting on both financial and social impact results (help you report on your ESG contributions)
- Vetted deal flow with proven results – the Alchemist accelerator program we work with has stringent criteria on the ventures it accepts, and we benefit from that and being able to watch/work with a potential venture for at least 12 weeks before we assess them for investment.
For our portfolio companies (ventures)
- Mission and value aligned fund and limited partners
- Network effect (limited partners can co-invest, collaborate with other like funds and family offices)
- Relevant and committed advisory pool
- Access to data, domain experts, paying customers, beta customers, media, talent, marketing, and other resources to help you scale faster
- Access to global networks and potential investors, customers, partners, talent (e.g. through networks like Aspen Global Leadership Network, Young Presidents Organization, Entrepreneurs Organization and other well connected organizations)
- Follow on funding
Vetted Deal Flow
Each cohort from the TELUS Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator will have roughly 150-180 companies asked to apply (based on specific invites), of which only 20 will be accepted (cream of the crop) and only those who graduate or show substantial progress will be considered for investment. Our chances are really good for successful outcomes!
In a typical year, there will be 2 cohorts. Each with up to 20 amazing companies, gives us at least 40 vetted companies each year to potentially invest in. This is just from one incredible accelerator and in addition to our vast global networks, we will have access to many more incredible ventures.