Introducing Staircase Ventures

April 3, 2023

I am thrilled to announce the launch of Staircase Ventures, a new venture fund with unparalleled dedication to founder development. 

Staircase Ventures was founded on the belief that founders are the bedrock upon which all companies are built and that by changing how we work with and treat founders, we can dramatically alter the trajectory of their companies.  I set out to dramatically change the status quo of venture capital by offering: i) a 5-pillar Founder Development Platform – an unparalleled offering to advance founders’ personal development and successful leadership of their ventures; ii) carry – or upside – in the Staircase Ventures Fund to all founders – so they benefit when the Fund does well; and ii) guidance and support from an eight-person Advisor group, each of whom have launched and built $1B+ companies, and are ready to share their knowledge, experience and networks.

Staircase Ventures is focused on leading seed-stage rounds into Canadian-based B2B software companies.

With the 5-pillar Founder Development Platform, Staircase Ventures founders will have access to: 

  1. CEO coaching: An experienced, one-on-one executive coach to support them with their personal development objectives.
  2. Peer support groups: Confidential, facilitated, stage- and function-appropriate peer groups with other founders across North America.
  3. Health & wellness program: A dedicated Cleveland Clinic Canada health coach to help them enhance their physical and mental health.
  4. Personal financial advisor: An experienced financial advisor who specializes in supporting early-stage tech founders.
  5. Family stipend: A cash stipend to cover unexpected childcare, elder support, or other family needs.

I look forward to connecting with you.

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