An Atlantic Canadian Pre-Seed Venture Capital Fund.
Concrete Ventures was founded in 2019 as a pre-seed fund with a regional focus in Atlantic Canada. Our mission is to be a true value-add investor and have a “by founders, for founders” culture rooted deep in the firm. We believe in taking a thoughtful approach to building our portfolio of visionary founders. We are happy to lead rounds, join syndicates, and be the lone investor once we’ve built enough conviction.
Our core values are listed below, and at heart, we are an innovative, growth-minded venture capital firm that takes delight in watching your business grow into the region’s next tech titan.
Best in Class
By founders for founders
Who's Behind The Fund?
Patrick Hankinson has the perfect mix of operating and investing experience that can truly help scale companies. He was a co-founder of Tether, which grew into a multi-million dollar profitable business. He was also a founder of Compilr, which was acquired by lynda.com and subsequently LinkedIn.
He is a key member of the East Coast startup community as a mentor and investor. He has personally invested in 14 companies and is actively involved in a number of local entrepreneurial organizations. He has also served on various boards.
Kory Henn is a seasoned investment associate with experience working alongside growth-oriented businesses in the early stages. Previously, he was the General Partner of the Venture Grade fund where he oversaw investment, fundraising, and community engagement teams. He was also a key contributor to fund partnerships which resulted in the creation of new funding sources for early-stage companies. He studied management and finance at the Sobey School of Business focusing his degree on startup investment and operations. During that time, he also became alumni of the RippleX fellowship focused on curating new entrepreneurs and investors.