About SSC Venture Partners
We are BC alums who love BC's start-up community.
The Soaring Startup Circle Venture Partners (SSC VP) is a Venture Capital fund made up of BC alums that love the entrepreneurship scene and want to see BC alumni and students get connected and launch their own companies. Since its fourth year of founding, the SSC VP has offered seed funding, office space and mentorship to dozens of fledging startups.
The SSC VP is uniquely positioned to help launch BC founder led ventures. With a general partnership made of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors, and an LP base of dozens of high net worth BC alumni investors, the SSC VP can invest in promising startups and make connections to relevant mentors, investors and advisors.
We invest in two stages of the value creation cycle:
1. The first is our earliest stage funding mechanism in which we invest in two to three teams a year to participate in our summer accelerator program. The Accelerator program is an immersive twelve-week program in which the SSC offers a five thousand dollar investment, office space and mentorship with our connections and LP base in exchange for 2% equity.
2. The second model is a more traditional seed and pre-seed investment in the form a convertible note for up to $50,000. We will invest alongside our LP base or other traditional angel or venture capital firms.
In order to be a candidate for either mechanism of funding, one or more founders need to be BC alumni that have not graduated from either undergraduate or graduate school more than 5 years ago.