Phoenix Fire

CANADIAN WOMEN IN TECH LAUNCH MULTI-MILLION ANGEL INVESTMENT FUND

(TORONTO, ONTARIO — March 8, 2022) A group of Canadian women in technology have launched Phoenix Fire, an angel stage investment fund with a systematic approach to investing in women entrepreneurs across Canada. The fund will invest $100K to $250K in early-stage technology start-ups with high-growth potential and the ability to scale globally. Phoenix Fire is powered by Archangel Network, which launched in 2020 with a first close of $10 million.

The women of Phoenix Fire, also known as “The Firehood™” consists of over a dozen women with diverse backgrounds, mostly in technology. Founding members include Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, Founder and CEO of Profound Impact.

Venusverse – New Startup Empowers Women in the Digital World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM THE RELEASE: To make an even greater impact in gender equity, the founders of Venusverse are collaborating with Profound Impact™ Corporation and CivicAction, to build a community where women are empowered with the knowledge required to advance successfully in the next-generation wealth economy.
In true community-building fashion, Chalouhi will join Profound Impact Corporation as an advisor in partnership engagement. Profound Impact is a Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor-based startup that helps education, research and social impact community organizations leverage data to measure program impact, tell their stories and inform strategies.

“Our collaboration with Venusverse aligns perfectly with our long-term stakeholder engagement strategy,” said Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, founder and CEO of Profound Impact Corporation. “Venusverse will use Profound Impact’s business intelligence and engagement tools to measure the increased involvement of women in NFT, Web3 and crypto. Our shared goal is to measure the global impact of connecting great people to do great work in these growing fields.”

Research Matching Survey

Profound Impact, in partnership with Shawna Reibling, Knowledge Mobilization Officer at Wilfrid Laurier University, set out to better understand how Research Service Offices (RSO) across Canada communicate grant opportunities, partnerships and research policies. 

The team investigated various approaches, tools and processes / technology that Research Service Offices use to communicate to their stakeholder groups (researchers, professors, staff, faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students). Through interviews, a common pattern emerged from the educational institutions we met with around communication of opportunities and research matching. To learn more, Profound Impact and WLU partnered on a national survey to gain a deeper understanding of how research service units and staff communicate funding opportunities to faculty.

Interested in the results? Click here to receive a free report!

12 Days of Impact

Please join the Profound Impact™ team as we kick off #GivingTuesday with our 12 Days of Impact campaign.

12 Days of Impact
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On Day 1 of Impact, #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, November 30th), we will be launching a giveaway in support of one of the three following organizations (@girlswhocode, @actua_canada or @waterloomath) that all do incredible work to introduce young people to the world of STEM, and you can help us chose the winning organization. ⁣⁣For every entry into our contest (like, share, comment or follow), Profound Impact will be donating $1/per entry to one of these organizations. ⁣

Please cast your vote before the end of the week (Friday, November 26th) by engaging with our post throughout our social media channels. The organization that receives the highest level of engagement will be selected and announced on Giving Tuesday when we launch our giveaway! ⁣⁣

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We hope you will join us on #GivingTuesday and we challenge you to help us make an impact on the other 11 days. Please let us know about your impact efforts – we’ll be keeping track of our collective impact and will give everyone an update on how we’re all making a difference.

Please share with us how you’ve helped make an impact during the 12 Days of Impact!