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We’ve walked in your shoes — or similar ones. We’ve been through the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey ourselves.

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  • Our team has many exits with worth over 1 billion dollars in value, with amazing experience in tech startups and angel investing.
  • Our team can provide access to capital, mentorship, resources and a community of founders who have been where you are.


James DeGreef
Managing Director & President
  • Tech entrepreneur and active angel investor with over a decade of experience as an advisor
  • CEO and Board Member of SureSwift Capital
  • Founder and Chair of ChatterBlock
  • Co-founder of GenoLogics, acquired by Illumina
  • Venture Partner at Good News Ventures
  • Lead investor in multiple Victoria startups – FreshWorks Studio, VitaminLab, Cuboh, Swede, and many more
Stephanie Andrew
General Partner & CFO
  • Founder of Women’s Equity Lab and Capital Investment Network
  • With over 15 years of expertise in finance consulting and research
    Former Vice President of Finance at TIMIA Capital Corporation
  • Associate Partner – Diligence at Expresso Capital Partners
  • A Client Advisory Board Member with the University of Victoria’s Innovation Centre
  • Former Board Member with the CFA Society Victoria
  • Completed an MSc in Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto and an MBA at the Schulich School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder
John Austin
General Partner
  • Chief Operating Officer at SureSwift Capital
  • 15+ years managing operations, specializing in optimizing efficiency and driving growth
  • Community Mentor in the Venture Accelerator Program at VIATEC since 2019
  • Founded and led two tech startups – ctrlpay and erly
  • Successfully raised Seed and Series A rounds, and completed significant sell side transactions
Shaun Jamieson
  • Advisor and entrepreneur coach with 15+ years of sales experience
  • Partner at EY Design Studio Canada
  • Founding Partner at Sherpa Seed Capital Partners
  • Former CSO at FreshWorks Studios
  • Former CEO and Board Member at SilkStart Technology
  • Former Due Diligence Advisor at E-Fund
  • Invested in mutiple BC startups including — Cuboh, Certn, VitaminLab, DivDot, Checkfront, BattleSnake
Lisa Grandbois
  • Founder and CEO of FrontierCFO
  • Early investor in Women’s Equity Lab
  • Entrepreneur and active angel investor
  • 10+ years advising startup founders to maximize growth and extend runway
  • Completed a B.Com. from UBC, holds a CPA designation, and completed the three-year In-Depth Tax Course program from CPA Canada
Matteo Sotelo
Venture Associate
  • Incoming B.Com graduate from the Gustavson School of Business
  • 2+ years startup and financial analysis experience
  • Financial acumen from commercial banking experience, and finance courses
  • Advisor for the Uvic Entrepreneurship Club
  • Trainee at Front Row Ventures
Cristine Joy Osias
Fund Operations Administrator
  • Executive Admin at Sureswift Capital
  • Research/SEO Marketing Assistant at Verpex Hosting
  • Copywriter at Houston Properties Team
  • Training Admin and Onboarding Trainer at Hikinex

Are you passionate about supporting startups?

Whether you're an investor looking for promising opportunities or a startup founder seeking funding and guidance, Cindicates is the place for you. We bring together investors, startups, and the community to foster growth and innovation.

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Rustam Sengupta

Cindicates' investment expertise has been invaluable. They took the time to understand our vision and worked closely with us to shape our business strategy and ensure we stayed on track toward achieving our goals. With their guidance, we expanded operations and reached more communities. We look forward to continuing to work with them to make a positive impact in the care industry.

Rustam Sengupta, Portfolio Company
CEO & Founder, Tuktu

Neil Henderson

I care deeply about Victoria's local startup ecosystem and its entrepreneurs and the Cindicates offer a great avenue through which I can provide support! It also helps that investments are VCC eligible, and can be sheltered in an RRSP if you so choose. For someone dipping their feet into angel investing, it's a great start!

Neil Henderson, Investor
CEO, Redbrick


The Cindicates team has been unwavering champions of joni right from the early days. They recognized our vision and believed in us as founders, providing us with the foundational support to launch, grow, and raise funds. Building a company truly takes a village, and we are incredibly grateful to have them as an integral part of our village!

Linda Biggs & Jayesh Vekariya, Portfolio Company
Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Joni

Chris Yue

As someone that has always wanted to invest locally, I've appreciated all that Cindicates has to offer. They make investing easy by supporting the best up and coming companies, doing all the due diligence, putting together a good diversity of industries in each cohort and being available to answer any questions that I might have along the way.

Chris Yue, Investor
CEO, Renzoku