You have a bold idea for disruption in financial or health technology and have an existing team.
You are a proven entrepreneur or technologist itching to launch your next venture.
"The opportunities for the FinTech and insurance sectors in Canada are enormous. We have incredible depth and talent here but don’t always provide the means and resources necessary to build large businesses. Diagram’s purpose is to fix that by bringing not just capital but the right infrastructure and people together to create the next Canadian-based global leaders of the future in the FinTech sector."
Paul Desmarais III
VP of Power Financial Corporation
We commit to working on 1 or 2 new ventures
We are highly selective as we only commit to working on 1 or 2 new ventures per year. This should not prevent you from reaching out to us, but the nature of our model is such that we will not be able to support all the good ideas or teams that come
We have a rigorous
We look for, amongst other things: alignment of vision and values, quality of idea and of team (or individual), and ability for us to bring a
As an Entrepreneur in Residence, we'll work with you to launch
Once you become an Entrepreneur in Residence with Diagram, we will work together to flesh out a number of variations of your or our idea. We follow a lean startup approach and highly iterative model to quickly test hypotheses and de-risk the model. We have funds allocated solely to this stage in the initial phase of the
We launch each venture with a founding team and
A new venture gets formally launched once all of the Co-Founders are onboard and we have a solid plan and strong conviction behind the idea. The business gets funding and officially joins the
Founders and employees own the majority of
We take a Co-Founder stake in each venture but the vast majority of Founders shares are owned by founders and employees of each venture. We are highly founder friendly, which is a core part of our
Large seed investment giving the runway and focus that you need to build great companies.
We deploy the Diagram Foundry team to support you in the early stage of your venture in areas including: recruiting, accounting, finance, marketing, and PR.
Our close association with Portag3 Ventures gives you a built-in strategic advantage and dramatically accelerates the time to market.
Maintain control of your venture with the vast majority of equity allocated to founders and employees.
Supporting several ventures in adjacent space provides you with unique opportunities for collaboration, both within Diagram’s portfolio and with Portag3 Ventures' companies.
Follow On Funding
We invest early but continue to work hard to help you get in a position to raise strong follow-on investments through our strong ecosystem of partners and investors.
Two physical, turnkey locations in Montreal and Toronto to jump start the launch of your venture and allow you to focus on building your company.
50+ world-class advisors and investors committed to supporting your venture with their expertise, mentorship, and access to their network.