What We Look For As Investors

What We Look For As Investors

Whether previously as an institutional financier or investing on behalf of Pique Fund in early-stage ventures, I have a robust due diligence process and gather as much information as reasonably possible before making a decision about investing in a management team and...
How We Identify New Investment Opportunities

How We Identify New Investment Opportunities

Before launching Pique Fund, I essentially did a scan of what new business ventures and investment opportunities were out there and assessed whether there was investment product-investor market fit. I took the following things into consideration and this applies to...
A More Inclusive Venture Capital Industry

A More Inclusive Venture Capital Industry

In the past two years, I’ve seen a rise in awareness about diversity and inclusion in the global venture community. When I started Pique Ventures in 2012 and launched Pique Fund, an inclusive angel fund, with a focus on leadership diversity, pioneering investors...
Asking for Advice: Exchange and Relationship Mindsets

Asking for Advice: Exchange and Relationship Mindsets

I saw this tweet a while ago and thought, anytime someone asks to “pick my brain”, I’m going to link to this tweet: Friendly reminder to respect people's time?? ?? Send an agenda? Never ask to pick your brain, be specific?? If you can do it by...
G7 Symposium: Inclusive Economy and Economic Growth

G7 Symposium: Inclusive Economy and Economic Growth

I had the honour and privilege of attending the G7 Symposium, an invitation-only half-day event on May 31, 2018 that preceded the G7 Ministerial Meeting in Whistler, BC. The meeting leads up to the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec that is being hosted on June 8 and 9....
Pique Ventures at #BCTECH Summit 2018

Pique Ventures at #BCTECH Summit 2018

On May 14 to 16, 2018 in Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia and the BC Innovation Council hosted the third annual #BCTECH Summit. It is the largest technology conference in Western Canada, showcasing B.C.’s vibrant tech and innovation sectors. I was there,...
Pique’s First CEO Mini-Summit

Pique’s First CEO Mini-Summit

At Pique Fund, we are always thinking about how we can serve our entrepreneurs better. Pique Fund is an inclusive angel fund that has so far invested in seven women-founded technology ventures. When we invest in an early-stage company, it is typically in their...

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