5 Social Impact Investors Based in Toronto

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help Toronto-based founders connect with social impact-based investors that write checks into Social Impact companies. Here are 5 investors that match that criteria.

1) Arlene Paterson

  • Fund: Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF)
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Series B, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Insurtech, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

2) Faizal Javer

  • Fund: Greyhill Venture Partners
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sex, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Other, Quantum Computing, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Parenting, Other Tech, Enterprise, Consumer, Media

3) Lucas Perlman

  • Fund: StandUp Ventures
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Sales Tech, Social Impact

4) Muhammed Shibin

  • Fund: Techstars
  • Title: Venture Associate (Global Startup Pipeline Team)
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

5) Yohann John

  • Fund: Antler
  • Title: Investment Associate
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Chemicals, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies in your sector. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC

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