A Bird of a Different Venture

You know, the age old question — if your business were a bird, what type of bird would it be? It's important to know who you are as a company. And what we've learned about ourselves over the years is that we're not made out to be vultures.

We're Canard.

We're venture people, but really, we're passion people. Don't get us wrong though, we love to see the businesses we invest in soar. The difference with us is that we do everything we can do to help them, because we're in it with them. Which is why we only invest in people and ideas that we're truly passionate about.

Investments

We are continuously seeking the balance between investing in our own ventures and those of others. We surround ourselves with friends that share in our ethos that good design really does matter.

In addition to financial capital, Canard adds value to its portfolio companies with brand strategy, product manufacturing, access to the right people, and a discerning eye for aesthetics.
Alpine Modern
House Brand
Aylo
Direct
Birch Road Cellars
Direct
Brandzooka
BCV Fund
Bullbird
Direct
Cake
BCV Fund
Canard Works
House Brand
ChargeEuropa
Direct
Constellation
BCV Fund
Daikon
House Brand
Dor
BCV Fund
Drip Drone
BCV Fund
Fi
BCV Fund
Fiteo
Direct
Gofire
BCV Fund
iClick
House Brand
Influence
BCV Fund
Kubos
BCV Fund
Liquid Death
BCV Fund
Locomation
BCV Fund
Mortal Kombucha
Direct
OneClock
Direct
Origin
Direct
Outpost
Direct
PS Audio
Direct
Polycade
BCV Fund
PopSockets
Direct
Relay
BCV Fund
RipRow
BCV Fund
Rise Vet
Branding
Shinesty
BCV Fund
Sitter
BCV Fund
Spark
BCV Fund
SpeQtral
BCV Fund
Stellar Factory
Direct
Stiffys
Direct
Stolp
Direct
Sunday
BCV Fund
Uhl's Beer
Direct
Xplore
BCV Fund
Yoga Pearl
Direct

Residency

Join the flock and become a resident at our Boulder office. We offer dedicated desk rentals as well as squatter memberships to creatives and entrepreneurs. Reach out to andrea@canard.com to learn more.
A beautiful, modern office space.

People

Some say it takes a village. We're making do with just the eight of us.
Lon McGowan

Lon McGowan

Founder, Managing Director
Jim Heekin

Jim Heekin

Creative Director
Jon Baker

Jon Baker

Director, Strategic Operations
Brett Russell

Brett Russell

Director of Restaurant Operations
Justin McKinley

Justin McKinley

Senior Designer
Sarah Colbert

Sarah Colbert

Project Manager
Dory Troutman

Dory Troutman

Accounting Manager
Andrea Potas

Andrea Potas

Admin Specialist

Pitch Us

We're always on the hunt for opportunities to invest in ambitious, intelligent, and compassionate entrepreneurs. Our Canard fund invests between $25,000-$100,000 per investment in both venture and debt financing.

What We Are Looking For

  • Brand-forward concepts with a keen eye for design
  • Led by Founder(s)
  • Seed and Pre-Seed rounds, only
  • Both pre-revenue and revenue generating businesses considered

Outpost

While most VC's rely only on their private network to source deals, we believe in open access to capital for as many entrepreneurs as possible. That means that we are willing to explore investment opportunities outside of our professional network. No warm intros needed. If you've got a great idea, we want to hear it.

Send us an Outpost so we can review your idea. We'll  reach out if we think it's a fit.

Contact

We are located in Miami, FL and Boulder, CO. Socially distanced meetings welcomed beachside, along trails of the rocky mountains and virtually, of course.

2790 Valmont Road
Boulder, CO 80304 USA

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