A Venture Capital Fund With a Social Impact Heart - How Is That Possible?

But how is it possible to be a true venture capital fund that delivers venture-level returns as well as social good? It depends on how you measure social impact.

We believe the secret is with an evolving healthcare paradigm enabled by data usage; explosive growth in volumes of data created by individuals are now fueling sustainable digital health strategies. Incredibly, over 90% of the world’s data was generated in just the last two years. Stop and think about that.

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Brenda Irwin
Relentless Venture Fund’s Mission to Create Healthier, More Active Communities Is Resonating

The Relentless mission is to invest in technology based businesses that contribute to active, healthy living at all ages. “We are pioneering a new approach to health care investing with our commitment to an individual’s entire lifecycle. By targeting preventative and proactive health strategies, we have found deep values alignment with investors from the social impact community,” highlighted Brenda Irwin, General Partner of Relentless and Co-Founder of Relentless Pursuit Partners. “Vancity’s early support has been an important catalyst for our recently launched health tech venture fund.”

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Brenda Irwin
New Female Founded, Canadian Health Venture Fund Invests In Disruptive Health Technology Designed To Improve Health Outcomes in Post-Surgical Patients

“Canary is the ideal first investment for our inaugural venture fund,” declared Brenda Irwin, General Partner of RVF and Co-Founder of Relentless Pursuit Partners. “Our mission with the Relentless Venture Fund is to invest in preventative and proactive health technology solutions that optimize health, activity and longevity. Canary’s platform delivers on all three of these mission based goals. Incorporating Canary’s sensor technology, and leveraging their robust data analytics, the benefit to patients’ health is poised to soar above existing orthopedic and wearable technology options.”

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Brenda Irwin
10 Relentless Summer Bike Reflections & Fun Facts

1. On ACTIVE LIVING: Craft Beer tours by bike count as active, healthy living. Tip: A growler weighs approximately 5 pounds when full so a bike trailer can fit about 20 of them (100 pounds)!

2. On PITCHING: Dear Entrepreneurs … A UBC Spanish Banks hill climb by bike is perfect distance for pitching your company.  A second hill for investor questions …  A third for fun … just ask Rob

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Brenda Irwin