Venture Capital Funding

For Innovative Food and Health Products

Latest news



February 26, 2020

District Ventures Capital announces an equity investment of $5 million in Outcast Foods, an innovative food technology company that diverts food waste from landfills and turns discarded fruits and vegetables into clean, nutrient-dense, sustainable food products.


February 10, 2021

District Ventures Capital closes an equity investment with Sapsucker, an organic sparkling tree water company which produces plant-based, sustainably harvested beverages from Canadian maple trees.



December  8, 2020

District Ventures Capital and Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced the closing of an equity investment of $8.5 million in Fody Food Co.

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

$100 million

Fund Investments

Up to
$7 million

Fund Difference

Investing in a unique space, led by entrepreneurs

Fund Advantage

Unparalleled deal flow and growth support ecosystem

Fund Team

Led by
Arlene Dickinson
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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