Vancouver Island Venture Acceleration Fund ("VIVA") is the first dedicated investment fund targeting early-stage, high-growth technology companies on Vancouver Island. Providing more than just money, VIVA brings connections, knowledge and mentoring to bold early-stage entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas. Our mission is two-fold:

  • Be a catalyst in helping build the Island's economy into a thriving center of technology and entrepreneurship – enabling companies to innovate, grow and succeed on the Island
  • To deliver an attractive financial return for our partners while enjoying excellent tax incentives

Join a growing community of committed investors aligning their money with economic activity on Vancouver Island.


Internet, IT, Software, Media and Environmental Innovation


  • Proprietary technology with high growth market opportunity
  • Rapidly scalable business model
  • Co-investment opportunities with Angels and other Partners
  • Talented values-aligned management
  • Company seeking ~$100k - $500k (post friends & family round)