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District Ventures Leads $10 Million Investment in Plant-Based Technology Company

February 26, 2021  |  News Release

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.

Nielsen and District Ventures form strategic alliance to bring expertise to small Canadian Businesses

October 6, 2020  |  News Release

District Ventures forms strategic alliance with Nielsen to gain access to best-in-class retail measurement, consumer data and innovation services to help facilitate data driven decisions.

OMERS and BMO Invest in District Ventures Capital

July 10, 2019 |  News Release

District Ventures Capital (“District Ventures”), the consumer goods venture capital fund founded by Arlene Dickinson, announced today funding commitments from OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for municipal employees in Ontario ($33mm) and the Bank of Montreal (“BMO”).

District Ventures Capital Fund Invests in Walter Craft Caesar

March 12, 2019 |  News Release

District Ventures Capital is delighted to announce it has closed a Series A equity investment round with Walter Craft Caesar, the producers of Canada's most popular premium Caesar cocktail mix

District Ventures Capital taps into Sparkling Tree Water

February 10, 2021  |  News Release

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.

District Ventures Capital Invests in Premama Wellness

April 28, 2020 |  News Release

District Ventures Capital has closed an equity investment with Premama Wellness, producers of a popular four-stage preconception through postnatal care supplement system based in Providence, Rhode Island.

District Ventures Teams Up with Convenience Store Leader Circle K

May 1, 2019 |  News Release

In a Canadian first, District Ventures has announced a partnership with global convenience industry leader, Circle K, that will see Canadian food and beverage products made more accessible to consumers.

District Ventures Capital invests in
Bow Valley BBQ

February 28, 2018 | News Release

Canmore based Bow Valley BBQ has deepened its relationship with Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson, with
an investment from her venture capital fund, District Ventures Capital.

District Ventures Capital Adds to Senior Ranks with Appointment of Jeremy Daveau

September 7, 2021 | News Releases

Arlene Dickinson, General Partner of District Ventures Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Daveau as Operating Partner.

District Ventures Invests in Wellness Brand from Dragons’ Den

March 9, 2021  |  News Release

District Ventures Capital closes an equity investment with Vertiball, the Fredericton-based company behind the world’s first 360˚ movement, innovative personal muscular care device that treats muscle tension and back pain.

District Ventures Capital taps into Sparkling Tree Water

February 10, 2021  |  News Release

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.

District Ventures Capital reaches $100 Million

April 5, 2020  |  News Release

District Ventures Capital announced today the close of its first fund at $100 million raised.

District Ventures Capital Takes a Bite Out of New Refrigerated Healthy Snack Bar Category

March 26, 2019 |  News Release

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.