ATLANTA, USA (May 29th, 2018) – Undiscovered Ventures, a global investment services company focusing on placing institutional capital into early-stage companies, is proud to announce its strategic venture capital partnership with the Holt Fintech Acceleration Program. This acceleration program is based in Montreal and extends the entrepreneurship legacy of Sir Herbert Holt, Quebec’s energy pioneer, who created one of the largest privately owned utility in the world. Undiscovered Ventures’ mission is to mentor investors who have ventures, acquisition and social impact programs in order to support them in their wish to remain innovative and performant. This accord will better support the next generation of entrepreneur talents operating in the fintech industry.
“The Holt Fintech Acceleration Program is remarkable not because of the incredible resources it brings to its start-ups, nor the five generations of knowledge this family has accumulated during its role as a pillar of the financial services industry, but rather because the program is all these things bound by a commitment to deliver success. There are many good programs out there, but none that I have seen that offer the perfect melding of technology, wisdom, and a desire to better society through entrepreneurship,” says Don McGowan, Founder and Chief Investment Officer for Undiscovered Ventures.
Undiscovered Ventures was created to bring institutional capital to seed and early stage investing through its Micro M&A Innovation program. Working with Corporate Investors, Family Offices, and Institutional Investors, Undiscovered Ventures creates targeted, strategic funds designed to enhance the investor’s existing lines of business while delivering an impressive return on investment. Undiscovered Ventures’ unique due diligence process allows it to invest its clients proceeds into some of the best and most cutting- edge technologies without being bogged down in a laborious, fruitless due diligence process. Undiscovered Ventures not only picks better companies to invest in, but also mentors these investment companies through a unique 4 Tier process that dramatically improves the chances of success.
Undiscovered Ventures focuses on innovation, social impact and M&A programs, combining these three areas into a powerful investment and innovation vehicle that also has profound positive impacts on our society. It is piloted by a team of investment professionals and entrepreneurs who are passionate about fixing VCs’ problems, while proposing a new approach for seed stage due diligence. The vision for Undiscovered Ventures came out of a realization that the traditional venture capital model is broken, leaving investors and entrepreneurs out in the cold. Furthermore, by combining, M&A, venture investing, and social impact investing into one program, Undiscovered Ventures delivers results to its clients that are so much more than the individual parts.
All of the Undiscovered Ventures team members are leaders in their fields; including politics, science, market research, psychology, finance, and industrial design. They are bound by a single passion to create a process that makes seed stage investment a viable option for institutional investors all the while creating benefits for our society. More information can be found on the Undiscovered Ventures website.
“At Holdun, we are very honoured and humbled to announce this partnership with Undiscovered Ventures. By merging our experts and our specialties together, more startups will be able to benefit from our services and our council in their development. This will help make our program the ideal infrastructure to integrate fintech and exponential technologies industries”, says Brendan Holt Dunn, Founder and Managing Partner for the Holt Fintech Accelerator Program.
The Holt Accelerator is currently engaged in a global search for the next 400 rising stars in fintech to take part in the program, and it encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications through the Holt Accelerator website by July 29th for a chance to participate. The company offers participants a unique opportunity to benefit from hands-on help through committed partners, trainings, world-class mentors, immersion in the fintech environment, board meetings and financial investments. The Holt Accelerator Program is also the only accelerator offering one of Canada’s largest applied AI solution providers, Stradigi AI, an undeniable resource for all fintechs wishing to get ahead. Everything is thought through to get the best out of the program and unleash the selected startups’ full potential.
About Undiscovered Ventures
Undiscovered Ventures’ name comes from the Blue Ocean Strategy, which touts the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost. Instead of entering into fierce industry competition, they help their investment companies discover new markets, processes, and products to allow them to create their own categories, and thereby compete uninfluenced by price. Their unique approach to due diligence and portfolio management gives their investment clients a significant and meaningful performance boost without compromising the upside return potential. By shifting the focus of the due diligence process and combing scientific-proven management techniques with the world’s most powerful A.I. prediction engine, their clients see better results without needless high fees. Their investments are designed with the intent of having a positive social impact in addition to a large financial gain.
The Holt-Dunn family is the direct legacy of Sir Herbert Holt, and one of Montreal’s finest. Their ancestor immigrated to Canada in 1873 and built the Montreal Light, Heat & Power Company, which would later be expropriated and is now known as Hydro-Québec. Business people at heart, members of the family founded or owned over 300 companies locally and internationally. At one time, the family possessed assets accounting for about three billion dollars (equivalent to forty billion dollars in today’s currency). That amount was 10 times larger than the Canadian government’s circulating currency. Sir Herbert Holt was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 1979 and is, to this date, the longest-serving chairman and president of RBC (from 1908 to 1934). His participation was crucial in turning RBC into the country’s largest bank and the third largest in North America.
For more information, contact:
Donald McGowan, Undiscovered Ventures, Inc., drm@UndiscoveredVentures.com, 706-698-2808
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