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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 and the blockchain. 

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. Acquired by TD Bank in Jan 2018. 

Layer 6 ai is the leading deep learning platform for prediction and personalization. Acquired by TD Bank in Jan 2018. 

 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.

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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.

EVENTS

Upcoming

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Dreampitch Toronto: Salesforce World Tour, Toronto, ON, May 3, 2018

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                              International SME Forum on Artificial Intelligence: Shaping the Second Machine Revolution, Montreal, QC, May 7-8,2018

 

 

Past

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Elevate Tech Festival, Toronto September 24-27, 2018

JOBS

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               Software Developer C/C++, Montreal, QC

               Full Stack Developer, Montreal, QC

               Machine Learning Specialist (PhD), Montreal, QC


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                  Android Developer, Toronto, ON

                  Sales Account Executive, Toronto, ON 


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                   Senior AI Developer, Toronto, ON


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                   Designer, Los Angeles, CA

                   Shopify full-stack developer (part-time), Los Angeles, CA

                                                               Head of Product & Formulation, Los Angeles, CA

                                                               Regional Sales Manager (Chicago, LA/SF, NYC), Chicago, Los Angeles, New York

                                                               Creative Content/Video Producer, Los Angeles, CA

                                                               Content Strategist / Social Media Manager, Los Angeles, CA

                                                               Regional Marketing Manager, Los Angeles, CA

                                                               Digital Marketing Manager (Media Buyer), Los Angeles, CA

                                                               Product Manager, Los Angeles, CA

                                                               Operations Specialists, Los Angeles, CA

                                                               Lead Financial Analyst, Los Angeles, CA


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                  Talent Acquisition Lead, Toronto, ON

                  Software Engineer, Full Stack, Toronto, ON

                  Product Designer, Toronto, ON

                                                             Software Engineer, Frontend, Toronto, ON

                                                            Director/VP Finance, Toronto, ON

                                                            Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure, Toronto, ON

                                                            Customer Success Associate, Toronto, ON

                                                            Product Manager, Toronto, ON

                                                            Software Engineer, Backend, Toronto, ON


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            Enterprise Web App/UX Designer/Developer, Toronto, ON

            Contract/Freelance - Brand Design & Messaging, Toronto, ON

            Intermediate Full Stack Developer, Toronto, ON

           Contract/Freelance - Marketing Planning & Strategy, Toronto, ON

           Growth Marketing, Toronto, ON

           Medical Record Collection Specialist, Toronto, ON

           Health Tech Customer Service Agent, Toronto, ON

           Law Firm Software Sales, Toronto, ON

          Inbound Law Firm Sales Lead Qualifier, Toronto, ON

 


get in touch 

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