Natural Products Canada and Nutrition Capital Network host 4th annual investor meeting

October 6, 2020

Virtual investor meeting showcases 15 Canadian investment opportunities in food and nutrition

Natural Products Canada and Nutrition Capital Network are pleased to announce the 2020 edition of their annual investor meeting featuring 15 of Canada’s up-and-coming food and nutrition opportunities.

Shelley King, CEO, Natural Products Canada
Shelley King, Natural Products Canada

“We’re delighted to partner with Nutrition Capital Network to deliver this exceptional meeting for the 4th year in a row,” says Shelley King, CEO, Natural Products Canada, which supports the commercialization of natural products across a range of sectors, including health and nutrition. “And we’re proud to showcase these excellent Canadian companies to investors around the world.”

Nick McCoy, Whipstitch Capital

“The combination of the NCN track record with NPC’s hands-on support for innovative Canadian companies makes this meeting an excellent source of investment opportunities,” says Nick McCoy of Whipstitch Capital, who will set the stage with key market and transaction data from the ‘better for you’ sectors on the first day of the meeting.

The NCN-NPC Investor Meeting, which began in 2017, has quickly become a must-attend event for investors seeking emerging Canadian nutrition-focused investment opportunities. Previous companies include Partake Brewing and Millennia TEA, which have both raised capital in 2020.

Mike Dovbish, Nutrition Capital Network

“The Canadian companies are always interesting and innovative, but this year’s group is one of the strongest we’ve seen,” says Mike Dovbish, Director, Nutrition Capital Network. Descriptions of the companies can be found on the website.

A strategic partner for Natural Products Canada, NCN is a leading source of investment opportunities in the natural health and wellness sectors. It has held 47 investor meetings, attracting a diverse and enviable network of investors and corporations involved in the booming nutrition, supplement and wellness markets. Of the 827 companies that have presented, 53% have gone on to complete some form of transaction.

The two-day event features 5-minute pitches from the presenting companies, followed by questions from an illustrious lineup of experts drawn from NCN and NPC’s extensive networks of investment and corporate leaders, including: Denis Boyer (Avrio Ventures); Ben Lightburn (Angel Investor, formerly CEO of Mazza Innovation); Rhiannon Davies (The Atlantic Women’s Venture Fund); Chelsea Stanmir (Lyra Growth Partners); Matt Schueller (Nature’s Way); and Genevieve Pinto (Renewal Funds).

From left to right: Denis Boyer (Avrio Ventures); Ben Lightburn (Angel Investor, formerly CEO of Mazza Innovation); Rhiannon Davies (The Atlantic Women’s Venture Fund); Chelsea Stanimir (Lyra Growth Partners); Matt Schueller (Nature’s Way); and Genevieve Pinto (Renewal Funds)

“NCN has very quickly converted the best aspects of their investor meeting model into a highly effective and valuable experience you can enjoy from your home office,” says King, noting the extensive features of the event are explained in this short video. “The quality of the companies, the calibre of the panelists, and the opportunity to network with this diverse group of experienced investors make this a very powerful meeting.”

Register online today.

For more information, and to see if you qualify for special pricing contact:
Sue Coueslan
VP Communications and Stakeholder Relations

Natural Products Canada

Natural Products Canada (NPC) is the driving force behind Canada’s Natural Product Innovation Cluster–a strategic community of SMEs, research institutes, corporations, investors, government departments, and service providers who support the development and commercialization of naturally-derived products and technologies in health and life sciences, natural resources, agriculture and agri-food, and sustainable bioproducts. As part of its role in the Cluster, NPC offers a suite of Commercialization Programs to help companies and researchers advance high-potential products and technologies; provides connection and innovation scouting services to industry and investors through its Innovation Hub; and leverages its Investment Fund to help develop and de-risk promising Canadian opportunities. NPC has over 800 opportunities in its pipeline, has completed twelve investments, and has already experienced two exits. Established in 2016, NPC is funded by a range of public and private investors, including the Government of Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR) program, administered by the Networks of Centres of Excellence. Visit

About Nutrition Capital Network

The mission of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) is to facilitate financing, partnering and asset sales for growing companies, and to introduce investors to the next generation of successful brands and technology in the nutrition and health & wellness industry. NCN hosts five Investor Meetings each year featuring qualified deals screened by the NCN Selection Committee, in addition to unique industry content: An East Coast spring meeting (New York) and a West Coast fall meeting (San Francisco), both presenting branded products primarily; and an annual European meeting (Geneva, Switzerland) at Vitafoods Europe, and a meeting at SupplySide West (Las Vegas) dedicated to ingredients, science and technology. In 2017, the NCN – NPC Investor Meeting was launched as an investor meeting co-hosted with Natural Products Canada. Led by industry veterans and experienced investment professionals, NCN helps active investors make purpose-driven connections with curated health and wellness companies.