February 22, 2019
As we celebrate the contributions that people of African descent have made, it’s worth highlighting local organizations that are making an impact. The Canadian private capital ecosystem is becoming well versed in the business case for diversity and inclusion. Venture capitalists have been more deliberate about fostering diversity and inclusion in the last couple of years; the Canadian VC ecosystem has made great strides with initiatives like the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative (VCCI) helping to keep diversity top-of-mind. Dream Maker Ventures (DMV) is contributing to the positive changes in the Canadian ecosystem. Launched in 2015, DMV is the first Black-led venture funds in Canada and is the investment arm of Dream Maker Corporation, a Toronto-based vertically integrated asset management firm.