Venture Capital Funding

For Innovative Food and Health Products

Latest news

July 10, 2019

District Ventures Capital announced funding commitments from OMERS and the Bank of Montreal (“BMO”), two very highly regarded institutional investors.

May 1, 2019

District Ventures has announced a partnership with global convenience industry leader, Circle K.

March 26, 2019

District Ventures Capital is pleased to announce it has closed an equity investment with OHi Food Co., producers of the popular refrigerated OHi Superfood Bar.

Who we are. 

District Ventures Capital is a venture capital fund investing in innovative companies in the food & beverage and health & wellness sectors. The fund is led by entrepreneurs, including Managing Partner, Arlene Dickinson.


The food & health sectors represent a significant opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors. Demographic trends, together with shifting consumer preferences toward sustainable and socially responsible products, have created a market for innovative and artisanal products. In fact, the CPG sector is forecast to double in size in the next decade, and certain product categories, like the specialty food and functional beverage categories, are forecast to grow at twice the rate of overall consumer spending.

District Ventures Capital

Fund Focus

Investing in innovative consumer food & health goods

Fund Size

$70 million

Fund Investments

Up to
$7 million

Fund Team

Led by
Arlene Dickinson

Fund Advantage

Unparalleled deal flow and growth support ecosystem

Fund Difference

Investing in a unique space, led by entrepreneurs
The food & health sectors represent a significant opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors.

Innovators and entrepreneurs are responding to these trends. In fact, of all sectors, food and beverage has the fastest growth of patents granted, generating a strong pipeline of products ripe for commercialization.


District Ventures Capital taps into this rapidly growing market by investing in Canadian companies that have an innovative product and have demonstrated significant market traction.

If you meet our investment criteria, please email us.

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Calgary, AB T2N 3S3


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