We're a bird of a different venture

Canard is an industry agnostic early-stage venture capital firm. We not only invest in startups but we incubate and operate our own entrepreneurial ventures. We believe that good design matters. Profitability is paramount. And great people are always more important than great ideas.

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.

Birds of this venture flourish together

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.

Subsidiaries are those companies which we operate and own a majority, Directs are those which we hold direct minority interests, and BCV Funds are those investments made in partnership with BCV.

Investment Portfolio

Canard Hospitality

In the last two years we have launched two unique hospitality concepts that we're gearing up to expand nationwide.

Alpine Modern Cafe is an all day coffee shop that's inspired by Scandinavian design, the spirit of the mountains, and a life lived intentionally. We opened our first location in a historic stone cottage at the heart of Boulder's Chautauqua neighborhood and it's since become an iconic community gathering place. We're expanding into our second store in Spring 2022 at the 29th Street Shops.

Daikon is on a banh-mission to introduce the American masses to the best sandwich in the world—the banh mi. Our fast casual banh mi shop in Boulder serves sandwiches and bowls all inspired by this Vietnamese icon. Our first and only location is at Boulder's 29th Street Shops and we anticipate soon expanding the concept to a city near you.


Please direct all investment pitches to our Founder Lon McGowan, finance related inquires to our accountant Dory Troutman, and any questions related to our hospitality concepts to our CEO of Hospitality Jon Baker
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