Investing in those when others won’t

Investing in those when others won’t

In 2013, I founded No. 2 Mission Row - an Adventure Capital firm - to invest in early-stage startups

An adventure capitalist is someone who invests in projects that traditional venture capitalists consider too risky for their funding. Finding this type of capitalist is harder than locating venture capitalists, and they may make a smaller investment than the typical venture capitalist because of the higher risk. Adventure capitalists are looking for exciting, innovative and unique business ventures, and they get involved at the earliest stages of a startup. Like venture capitalists, they offer industry knowledge, business management and marketing experience, and strong networks of support.

HEXO Corp.

HEXO Corp.

HEXO Corp is an award-winning consumer packaged goods cannabis company that creates and distributes prize-winning products to serve the global cannabis market. Through its hub and spoke business strategy, HEXO Corp is partnering with Fortune 500 companies, bringing its brand value, cannabinoid isolation technology, licensed infrastructure and regulatory expertise to established companies, leveraging their distribution networks and capacity.

As one of the largest licensed cannabis companies in Canada, HEXO Corp operates with 2 million sq. ft of facilities in Ontario and Quebec and a foothold in Greece to establish a Eurozone processing, production and distribution centre.

Brane Capital

Brane Capital

Brane Capital is a Canadian fintech company, focused on the emergent digital asset market. Brane has the tools, systems and processes to enable large FIs to offer custody services securely and rapidly, anywhere on the planet.

Brane’s mission is to bridge the existing, mature financial institution and the emerging blockchain spaces. They provide safe digital asset custody in partnership with large financial institutions.

They are amongst the very few custodian to be ISO 27001, 27017 and NIST lvl 4 certified specifically for digital assets under management. Brane’s custody offering enables your team to focus on business growth.

Flow Hydration

Flow is a mindful water company that considers sustainable kindness and healthy hydration first. It has more healthy minerals than most bottled waters, and it’s naturally alkaline – meaning its minerals come from the earth, not an artificial process. 

Uptempo

Uptempo is an institutionally financed, bank-sponsored provider of automated payment and budget solutions.

It helps consumers take control of their liabilities and save money. Uptempo helps automotive dealers generate repeat customers earlier in their sales cycle and helps lenders reduce their delinquencies and find new customers.

Stacey Martin Lifestyle Inc.

Stacey Martin Lifestyle Inc. was born out of a need to blend the feeling of fitness clothing with the beauty of fashion. Instead of walking around in your gym clothes, KANIA gives you the option to wear beautiful comfortable clothing that’s made to move with you through your life.

Film: I’m going to break your heart

I’m Going to Break Your Heart captures the raw and wrenching journey that Canadian musicians Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida took to find their way back to each other.

The film received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series at the 8th Canadian Screen Awards in 2020.

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The Inspiration Behind the Name

No. 2 Mission Row was inspired by an address in Calcutta, India where the first East to West tea auction ever took place on Christmas Day in 1861.

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