AF/CIN Online - Community Virtual Meet Up - 7
Join us for our weekly virtual get together! Every Thursday 10-11am PST.
We are very pleased to have teamed up with our friends from Capital Investment Network (CIN) from Victoria for this meeting.
Angel Forum and CIN Members: make sure to register so we can send you a personalized zoom link.
If you are not an Angel Forum or CIN member and are an accredited investor, we encourage you to attend as our guest. Please send me an e-mail so we can take care of registration.
We are hosting weekly AF/CIN Virtual Meet Ups to stay connected and discuss and find out how we can support and further build the early stage ecosystem in these volatile times. In addition, we look forward to welcoming 2 promising companies who will present for 10 minutes each.
Join us once or participate weekly! Even if you are just showing up to listen as part of the call your presence is welcomed and appreciated.
Register below and we will send you the details by May 20, including information on the companies presenting.
Hope you can join us!
Arbutus Medical’s purpose is to develop a portfolio of “frugal innovation” devices that save costs for hospitals and improve access to orthopedic surgery for 5 million patients by 2030. Arbutus’ flagship DrillCover system – a sterile cover and chuck that allows surgeons to safely use a DEWALT drill in surgery – costs 30x less than conventional brands. After focusing on low-income countries for two years, Arbutus pivoted to high-margin segments and validated product-market fit in veterinary, military, and trauma centers. Arbutus grew sales from C$240k in 2018 to $C398k in 2019 (hitting 100% of sales targets), added a one-time C$812k BCIP contract in last 9 months, has enabled an estimated 58,000 surgeries.
VINN is an online automotive retailing platform. We connect in-market car buyers with dealership inventory and allow them to complete the process of purchasing a new or used vehicle online. VINN is the only platform of its type and works with dealerships across Canada. Thousands of customers have interacted with VINN to find their next vehicle, and traction is growing rapidly as car dealerships are forced to consider online sales options.