long term partners.
We invest our capital and expertise to help remarkable entrepreneurs who change the way the world works, and help accelerate the growth of their businesses.
a. our philosophy
We are entrepreneurs motivated by the entrepreneurial company building process. As founders ourselves, we know what it means to be in your shoes. Our domain expertise ranges across most areas of technology, but specifically we excel in areas of fin-tech, health-tech, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. While some family offices have great networks and offer great counsel, we value those things but strongly believe in rolling up our sleeves and doing the hard work alongside you in your moments of need. From hearing your ideas, to action and execution, we help you build your business from the ground up. Pourdad Capital is an early investor, and your long term partner.
The term "humility" comes from the Latin word humilitas, a noun related to the adjective humilis, which may be translated as "humble", but also as "grounded", or "from the earth"
Is a positive emotional feeling that involves persevering towards a difficult goal in spite of obstacles.
Is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.
Is to fully understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference. the capacity to place oneself in another's position.
Is a state of being clear-headed either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective
Clean technology, in short clean-tech, is any process, product, or service that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements.
Financial technology, in short fin-tech is the technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services.
Or digital health, uses technology (databases, applications, mobiles, wearables) to improve the delivery, payment, and/or consumption of health care.
We Specialize in multi-family residential rental properties in Western Canada, the United States, and Caribbean
Next Generation Payments, Modern Store of Value, Decentralized Finance, Web 3.0.
A unique advantage is the leverage a business has over its competitors. This can be gained by offering clients better and greater value.
compelling unit economics
Unit economics are the direct revenues and costs associated with a particular business model expressed on a per unit basis.
A moat is a distinct advantage a company has over its competitors which allows it to protect its market share and profitability. It is often an advantage that is difficult to mimic or duplicate.
The ability to create success is the product of a unique combination of skills, mindset and abilities that you can tap into again and again to achieve your biggest goals.
section above for the qualities we admire with founders.
If you're not sure your business fits the bill, send it to us anyway.
We'll let you know within a couple of days.
b. our values
long term partnerships
We understand that the entrepreneurial experience can be a lonely one. Working with us is a true partnership where you'll never feel alone in your company building journey. Whether you want to pick up the phone and vent, or looking for an introduction, we got you covered. We like to think of ourselves as silent cheerleaders that are never in your face; instead we will quietly play behind the scenes to help you progress your business objectives and be there right beside you.
We understand that the most successful entrepreneurs feel empowered at every step in their entrepreneurial journey. When entrepreneurs surround themselves with the wrong investors or advisors, they can veer off course quickly and lose that sense of empowerment. From the moment you engage with us, you will feel a sense of empowerment that will give you the boost you need everyday to be successful.
we are patient
We understand the entrepreneurial experience and know it's rarely a straight line from point A to point B. While most family offices are looking for quick wins, Pourdad Capital is your long term partner, with our average deal being an early Seed round investment and lasting between 7 to 10 years.
you need dependability
We believe in the quality of being trustworthy and reliable. For entrepreneurs at the beginning of their journey this means getting an honest opinion on your business plan and unbiased feedback, that you can trust. Sometimes this also means we are not the right investors for you, nevertheless you can rely on our opinion and guidance and trust that we are trying to help you get to a better place.
c. our process
venture style deals - pre-seed, seed, angel rounds
$50,000 - $1,000,000 cheque sizes
quick due diligence process
If we are engaged in your venture, we will make warm introductions to our co-investor partners (angels, family offices, or VC's) to help you get your investment round completed
If you're not sure your business fits the bill, send it to us anyway. We'll let you know within a couple of days.
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d. our portfolio
AI-powered code discovery engine
Benefits for people without benefits.
Small business loans, crowdfunded by you
The easiest way for apps and sites to sell insurance
A platform for live consultations with doctors
Artificial intelligence driven engagement software for enterprise
Bet against your friends, with all bets in the blockchain
Cole Todd & more
Electronic liquidity to serve fixed income investors
Proteins as injectable materials
Financial API data for africa
A pioneer of commission-free investing
Online thought leadership
Getting you the data you need to launch credit products
Streamlined medication delivery
The world's most complex problems tackled w/ big data
The future of sustainable,
Seamless automation of Insurance verification
Caribou simplifies healthcare for advisors
Gunkii is an oral hygiene tool
Preventing fraud and loan stacking.
Designed to make investing as simple as running water.
Read more books, more often, with real purpose
The safest way to save and send money
The short answer is all stages. However, our preferred investment stage is seed, where you need to raise this round to get your product or service to market. If we are really passionate about your business, we will get involved earlier, at the pre-seed or angel round as well.
Yes - However, we tend to focus mainly based in North America (Canada and USA) because that is where we have the most experience, the strongest network, and where we can be the most valuable partners.
We believe that founders should spend more time focused on their business than with investors. To that end, we’ve created a transparent investment process designed to be fast, friendly and focused. We typically do not lead your investment round and more importantly, we strongly prefer if you have already secured a lead investor.
You can see more about our process here
Typically no. If there is a specific need we are open to talking further about how we can approach this.
This is pretty much all we do, as we are not lead investors. We are often open to working with other investors as long as we are in agreement with the overall investment terms.