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Pique Fund - Marketing Presentation - May 2016


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Make an impact with your investment dollars, in the company of like-minded people. It's a smart strategy to diversify your portfolio and invest in leadership diversity.

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Pique Fund - Marketing Presentation - May 2016

  1. 1. make an impact with your investment dollars, 
 in the company of like-minded people
  2. 2. Pique Fund Disclaimer This document is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, is for informational purposes only, and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities referred to herein. Under no circumstances are its contents to be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, by the recipient. Any statement in subscription documentation shall be deemed to modify or supersede any statement in this document. Any and all investments made in connection with the information set out in this document will be strictly limited to “Accredited Investors” and others who are specifically defined as being permitted to make investments without the disclosure required under a prospectus or any similar document providing detailed information relating to investments pursuant to any and all applicable laws.
  3. 3. Pique Fund Opportunity Invest in leading entrepreneurs and ventures with global growth and impact potential.! Invest in a fund managed by an experienced investment professional with 18+ years in corporate finance, investment banking, venture development, and impact investing.! Meet other investors, connect with the Pique Fund investor community, and learn from each other.
  4. 4. Pique Fund Benefits BC taxpayers investing in the fund receive $3 back in tax credits for every $10 invested.*! Investment is eligible for transfers from RRSP and TFSA or new investment via RRSP and TFSA.*! ! ! ! *subject to terms and conditions.
  5. 5. Pique Fund Mission Pique Fund exists to level the playing field in the investment and startup community. We aim create more equitable societies by investing in profitable companies that improve access to resources and empower people. Our target companies solve big problems that a significant market of customers is facing and are led and managed by people respected as leaders in their respective fields. ! Pique Fund is Pique Venture Investments (VCC) Inc., an impact venture investment fund. Pique Fund is managed by Pique Ventures (Pique Venture Management Inc.), an impact investment and management company helping investors and CEOs make financial decisions confidently, especially in high-stakes situations.
  6. 6. Pique Fund Vision Pique Fund strives to be a leader in impact investing, working with a diverse community of entrepreneurs and investors and focusing on investing in women- led companies. Through our community, we envisage helping more people make investment decisions, applying the approach of Integrated Investing. We have a vision of remarkable blended financial and non-financial returns and an investment approach that encourages the well-being of our stakeholders and communities.
  7. 7. Pique Fund Executing on our Vision Vision Execution Invest in a mix of early-seed and late-seed stage companies Invested in the late-seed round of 2 companies and early-seed round of 2 companies Invest in post-idea stage, growing companies Invested in revenue-generating, growing companies that have been in operation for more than 2 years Invest in at least 3 women-led companies for every 4 companies in which Pique Fund invests Invested in 4 women-led companies (100% of portfolio so far) Be a leader in diversity in the investor and venture community Pique Fund is the only angel fund in Canada making equity investments with a focus on women and diversity
  8. 8. Pique Fund Late Seed Stage Beanworks Solutions is automating accounting workflow and is a vocal champion of diversity in tech! • Grew the team to 19 staff and committed to at least a 50% female workforce (compared to an average of 30% at tech giants such as Google, Facebook, and Salesforce). • Makes waves in an industry where more than half the workforce is women, but percentage drops to 25% or lower at leadership levels. • Has impact through its business model, in terms of business culture and tech workforce. ! ePact Network is an efficient, convenient solution to give people access to the information and people they need in emergency and crisis situations! • Executed business model and strategy in a smart way. • Acquires users and customers successfully. • Solves pain for customers immediately (reduce paperwork and form filling) and delivers meaningful impact in situations of emergency and crisis (manmade or natural).
  9. 9. Pique Fund Early Seed Stage MyBestHelper gives working families access to affordable, convenient, and trusted family care ! • Enables parents to participate in the workforce by giving them access to child care options. • Gives caregivers access to employment opportunities. • Provides a convenient solution to help working families and caregivers find each other, where daycare and other care options are limited. • Develops solutions to ease the stress experienced by modern-day families, juggling responsibilities. • Has direct impact for MyBestHelper’s customers and through its supply chain. ! Wearable Therapeutics empowers children and adults who have sensory disorders with an convenient, attractive wearable technology that applies deep pressure therapy! • Enables users to control pressure applied • Offers solution that is lighter than alternatives because it uses air instead of weight. • Has direct impact for Wearable Therapeutics’ customers.
  10. 10. Pique Fund Connections in Venture Ecosystem Pique Fund invests in: • CEOs with strong leadership skills and business acumen • Ventures that are revenue- generating and have customer validation • Ventures that have already raised some investment • Ventures seeking investment for further product enhancements and to ramp-up sales and marketing
  11. 11. Pique Fund Investor Community We had a mission to move capital towards ventures in a more purposeful way. But our intentions were about more than just impact in what Pique Fund invested. Who invests also makes a difference. We set out to create a fund that was more accessible to a diverse community. • As of the end of February 2016, 14 out of 17 investors in Pique Fund are women, representing 80% of the fund’s capital. • Pique Fund’s investors are diverse in terms of wealth: 58% of our investors are accredited investors, 42% are non-accredited investors. • As of the end of February 2016, Pique Fund has helped return over $75,000 to BC investors through the BC venture capital tax credit program. 20% 80% 42% 58% women non-AI
  12. 12. Pique Fund About the Founder Bonnie Foley-Wong, CPA/CA, CFA, BMath, MAcc
 Founder, Pique Ventures, an impact investment and management company.
 Founding Investor, Pique Fund • Since 2013, been advising companies and executing on alternative investment fund development. • Co-founded Spring Activator in 2014, helping impact entrepreneurs grow their ventures. • In 2011, worked with Vancity Credit Union, to launch Resilient Capital Program, which offered a deposit-based product to impact investors and provided debt and equity-based financing to impact ventures. • Worked in the UK with social entrepreneurs and impact investors such as Big Issue Invest and Resonance from 2009 to 2011. • Real estate investment banker with Dutch bank, ABN AMRO and Hypo Real Estate Bank (formerly part of HypoVereinsbank, at the time, the second largest bank in Germany). Over the course of her banking career, she financed over a billion dollars of structured capital (EUR 800 million) working with investors such as Fortress, Brack Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston, Crown NorthCorp, and LXB Retail Properties. • From 2000 to 2003, corporate finance advisor with Deloitte, advising on private equity transactions such as the public-to- private management buy-out of real estate investor, Moorfield Group, a public share offering for a technology company, and the management buy-in of a consumer credit company. • Auditor with Deloitte. • Chartered Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. She has a Bachelor of Mathematics and Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo, Canada. • Bonnie is the author of Integrated Investing: Impact Investing with Head, Heart, Body, and Soul (coming Fall 2016). • With her husband and young daughter, Bonnie presently resides in Vancouver, Canada, a city where she believes she can have the life, lifestyle, and livelihood she seeks for herself and her family.
  13. 13. Pique Fund Investment Methodology Bonnie Foley-Wong developed an investment methodology, called Integrated Investing, by which promising opportunities are evaluated and selected. The methodology is designed to meet the diversity goals of the Fund and achieve solid, blended returns for investors. Integrated Investing is a robust investment evaluation and decision-making approach. It is called integrated because the approach integrates traditional evaluation methods built on thorough due diligence discipline, with venture evaluation tools such as the Business Model Canvas and Seven Domains Models, and impact evaluation tools such as Access to Essential Resources and Business Impact Canvas. Integrated also refers to integrating analysis, emotion, body, and intuition into investment decisions to achieve the remarkable returns we are striving for.
  14. 14. Pique Fund Investment Strategy • We strongly believe the three themes of Leadership Diversity, the Creative Economy, and Social Technologies are the areas of promising economic opportunity. • Leadership Diversity: greater long-term profitability, frequent headlines regarding poor diversity statistics for Boards, technology companies, industries, diversity is better for long-term sustainability • Social Technology: increasing focus on relationships, not just transactions and how technology can make lives better and more efficient, global relevance and scalability, majority of opportunities in the Fund’s pipeline have a technology component • Creative Economy: maker movement, creatives and designers often at the forefront of innovation, signal trends, shift towards knowledge economy
  15. 15. Pique Fund Board & Investment Committee Current Board and Investment Committee members are: Bonnie Foley-Wong! Investment Committee Chair, Member of the Board Founder & Chief Investment Innovator, Pique Ventures Lally Rementilla! Investment Committee Member, Member of the Board Chief Financial Officer, Quantius Richard Muller! Investment Committee Member Principal, Sum Things Ventured, Chief Operating Officer, Toniic
  16. 16. Pique Fund Partners Pique Fund works with the following leaders in professional and financial services. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP! Legal counsel ! Lawson Lundell LLP! Legal counsel ! Smythe CPA! Auditors
 Western Pacific Trust! Self-Administered Plan Trustee (RRSP & TFSA accounts)
  17. 17. Pique Fund Investment Risks • Investment in Pique Venture Investments (VCC) Inc. (“Pique Fund”) is highly speculative and high risk. • The SBVCA has specific restrictions including restrictions on the types of eligible investments the Fund may make, minimum investment hold periods, the establishment of an Investment Protection Account equal to 30% of capital raised in the Fund, and minimum investments made in any fiscal year. • No assurances the tax credit will be granted to BC taxpayers as contemplated. • The tax credit is provided on a “first come, first serve” basis and is provided subject to availability of allocated credit. • Pique Venture Investments (VCC) Inc. is a private corporation. There is no readily available market for the shares in the company. The transfer of shares is restricted under the VCC program and corporate law. • Subscribers should seek independent professional advice regarding their investment in the Fund. • There is no assurance that the Fund will be able to raise the target capital pool. • There are no assurances that consequences associated with changes in income tax laws and CRA practices will not adversely affect the Fund nor investors.
  18. 18. Pique Fund For further information, please contact: ! Bonnie Foley-Wong! Founder, Chief Investment Innovator 778-877-3041 | ! Pique Venture Investments (VCC) Inc. and Pique Venture Management Inc. 142-757 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6C 1A1