Local food and beverage companies must continually innovate to remain competitive in a global market. At Coho Provisions, we seek to help fund and grow more businesses in our backyard. We remove the barriers that limit entrepreneurs from succeeding, by providing access to capital, identifying mentorship opportunities, helping with the 'back-office', and securing access to production space.
Founded in Winter, 2017, Coho Provisions is an Impact - Angel Investment Fund that invests in early-stage food & beverage companies in Canada.
Coho Provisions seeks to invest in ventures that have validated product market fit, a scalable and profitable business model, a strong team that can execute and adapt, proof of traction, and a path to an attractive return. We aim for a diversified portfolio of companies at different stages in their entrepreneurial path.
However, we want to do things a little different. Our team believes in impact investment, or the desire to have a measurable positive community, social, or environmental impact in addition to financial return. We aim to identify companies that share this mission, try to source products from local suppliers, and work in a collaborative environment with other entrepreneurs.
Innovation is one of our guiding principles, and we therefore look for creative companies approaching their business with as much rigour as their amazing products.
Our team of investors are entrepreneurs, foodies, business owners, and professionals who hope to not only invest but offer important support & connections to help new companies flourish. We know how hard fundraising can be, and we strive to make the process as transparent as possible.
a streamlined & transparent process
Start the process by reaching out with an email, and telling us what you do. If interested, we will follow by asking you to complete a funding application. The funding application will ask you some more in depth questions about your business (vision, traction, growth, exit strategy).
We will select companies to present at monthly dinner meetings. Appropriate due diligence will follow based on interest of the fund.
We strive to provide an honest, and transparent process throughout. At the outset, an initial coffee meeting will be scheduled with a member of our investment fund. That person will remain on point throughout the process.
If at any stage we choose to not move forward with the investment opportunity, we will tell you promptly with the reasons why. We know how hard the 'waiting game' can be for potential investment and want you to focus on the right things for your business.
Size and Scale
We aim to diversify our portfolio, and as such, will invest up to $50k CAD in the initial investment (with potential further investment in later rounds). We prefer to not be the leading investor.
We can invest in Canadian companies in Equity, Royalty, or Debt based deals.