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Investing in extraordinary TEAMS building globally impactful businesses.

 

Philosophy

 

 

 

 

Faktory Ventures invests in teams who have bold ideas that will change the world.

Excited by passionate, intellectually curious teams who deeply understand the problem they are trying to solve and are headstrong yet coachable on manifesting their dreams into reality.

Investing at an early stage and tend to be industry and technology agnostic.  There are certain exponential technologies that will have an outsized impact on humanity and business and are biased towards those; especially artificial intelligence. 

Believing in the power of network effects and tend to favour businesses that have those dynamics in place.  

Diversity is an asset and competitive advantage. 

Investing in startups where our network of smart capital, talent and customers and past operating experience is valuable. 

Mainly focused on investing in the Toronto tech ecosystem. 

 Portfolio

Layer 6 ai is the leading deep learning platform for prediction and personalization.

Layer 6 ai is the leading deep learning platform for prediction and personalization.

Plantiga is a human movement intelligence company. 

Plantiga is a human movement intelligence company. 

Fluent.ai is building personalized and noise-robust voice user interfaces

Fluent.ai is building personalized and noise-robust voice user interfaces

HelpWear is achieving better at-home healthcare through affordable, accessible products.

HelpWear is achieving better at-home healthcare through affordable, accessible products.

Flipd is an app that people use to block phone distractions while they need to get work done.

Flipd is an app that people use to block phone distractions while they need to get work done.

Layer 6 ai Tomi Poutanen Co-CEO, Technology

Layer 6 ai

Tomi Poutanen

Co-CEO, Technology

Plantiga Quinn Sandler CEO

Plantiga

Quinn Sandler CEO

fluent.ai Niraj Bhargava CEO

fluent.ai

Niraj Bhargava CEO

HelpWear Andre Bertram CEO

HelpWear

Andre Bertram CEO

Flipd Alanna Harvey Co-Founder

Flipd

Alanna Harvey Co-Founder

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Candice Faktor

Founder

Candice Faktor is an entrepreneur and investor with a passion for disruptive tech. Candice is an Associate of the Creative Destruction Lab, Canada's leading deep tech incubator. Recently, she was the GM at Wattpad, where she helped scale Wattpad to be one of the world’s largest storytelling platforms with over 50MM users. Previous to this, Candice co-created Torstar Digital, a disruptive digital venture arm of Torstar, where she invested in, launched and scaled over 20+ mobile, social and digital businesses over 7 years. Before Torstar Digital, Candice worked for Monitor Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm. Candice is passionate about putting Toronto on the global stage for tech and is a frequent speaker on exponential tech, women in tech and storytelling.

get in touch 

The best introductions come from a referral. If you can’t find one, email me at candice@faktoryventures.com.  

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