VICTORIA VIPERS

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VICTORIA VIPERS

Victoria Vipers is a group of Victoria BC Angel Investors who meet with startups to provide coaching and tough, constructive, and honest feedback. The Capital Investment Network organizes this group in partnership with Cindicates.

The Vipers are experienced tech executives, successful entrepreneurs who exited, and other highly experienced business professionals and supporters who are also active angel investors in their own right.

What to Expect from a Viper Session

The Victoria Vipers meet with compelling Victoria and Vancouver Island startups for 30-40 minutes meeting via Zoom. Generally, 3 Victoria Vipers meet with the startup and have an open discussion. They hear the startup's back story, current plans, future ideas, and how they approach fundraising. From there, the Vipers provide candid feedback to the founder(s) on their current position, their future plans, and how to think about angel fundraising in BC.

This is a one-time meeting, and the goal is 100% to benefit the startup and help them think through their business, opportunity, and fundraising based on expert advice and street smart experience.

How to Prepare for a Viper Session

It is important to remember that this is not a chance for startups to pitch to the Victoria Vipers. 

Vipers want to know the following information:

  • Who is the funding team – information on each team member

  • Back story – how did they come up with the idea and  early days of the company

  • Current status – overview of product, customers, traction, and financials

  • Financing – plans for fundraising

  • Struggling: what keeps them up at night

EXAMPLE COMPANIES WHO HAVE PITCHED

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Want to be More Involved

The goal of Victoria Vipers is to help startups with the current challenges they are facing and fundraising advice. It is a great way to get access to early deal flow, and if you are interested in providing mentorship and feedback to startups, please feel free to contact our venture associate, Nagma Dhillon, at nagma.dhillon@cindicates.com