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Indigenous-focused Raven Venture Fund launches Fund II with triple the target size

by Siddhi Ashar, Sep 16
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North America’s only Indigenous-led and owned venture capital Raven Indigenous Capital Partners their second fund has launched with an initial close of $46 million and a target size of $75 million.

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The fund “invests in innovative, scalable Indigenous enterprises at the forefront of advancing the well-being of Indigenous Peoples” and works to ensure access to capital.

So what?

While this move allows for more Indigenous-led companies and businesses to grow, it also recognises innovation efforts at the community level and brings these enterprises to the forefront.

Such inclusive and purpose led funds can also disrupt existing economic and social structures and paves the way for “growth” that is focused on healing, community empowerment, and reconciliation rather than immediate profits.

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With a background in international studies and filmmaking, Siddhi works with the Futures Centre team to creatively push our current imaginaries and create more positive visions of futures rooted in equity. Her works centers around challenging common narratives and working agilely to bring forth more representative ones. Through her role at the Futures Centre, she focuses on the answering the question, how can better climate communication and visioning help stakeholders work together and act intently, empathetically and urgently?

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