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about us


Upper Canada Equity Fund is an early stage equity investment fund headquartered in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada that co-invests in innovative enterprises.

Unlike traditional venture capital firms that work towards an exit or the sale of a company to gain a return, Upper Canada Equity Fund deploys patient capital through a unique private-public investment model with the goal of building enterprises that boost rural economic diversification and contribute to sustainable development.

Upper Canada Equity Fund co-invests with First Stone Venture Partners, a venture fund founded by entrepreneurs who have staked their own capital, and is partnered with DMZ, one of Canada's top university business incubators.

The fund is co-located with the Prince Edward Lennox Addington Community Futures Development Corporation, which provides business loans, equity investments, grants, training and incubation for start-ups.