We angel invest in founders using technology to solve the world's biggest problems.
Ramen Ventures is a $15M angel fund in Toronto, Canada.

We back mission-driven founders who want to build a massive company working on one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals:
The UN's sustainable development goals.

Who we are

Adam McNamara

Adam McNamara

Founding Partner

Adam is a founder (3x), angel investor (50+), and first VP Product at Shopify.

Ali Zahid

Ali Zahid

Scout

Ali is Director of Partnerships at Unsplash and founded Vanhawks, a Y Combinator-backed startup that made the world's first smart carbon fibre bike.

Joshua Tessier

Joshua Tessier

Founding Partner

Josh is a founder (3x), angel investor, and first Head of Engineering at Shopify.

Why work with us

Investors expect you to pitch them.
We think we should pitch you, too.

Our Investments

Here are the founders we're supporting (so far).

People and Planet Startups

ALT TEX

Pre-seed

Biodegradable and carbon neutral textiles engineered from food waste.

Myra and Avneet

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Ada

Seed

The best chatbot builder in the world.

Mike and David

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Avro Life Science

Seed

The first patch that can deliver generic drugs through the skin.

Shak and Keean

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Bioform

Pre-seed

Printed biomaterials that will replace millions of tons of plastics.

Jordan and Duncan

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Bright

Pre-seed

On-site and remote amenities to improve your team's well-being.

David, Kiran, and Blair

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DroneSeed

Series A

Rapid reforestation as a service.

Grant and Ryan

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Eli Health

Pre-seed

At-home hormone testing that empowers women through contraception, fertility, and menopause.

Marina and Thomas

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HyperCare

Seed

WhatsApp for healthcare workers.

Albert, Joseph, and Umar

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KoraPay

Seed

Building the first digital bank for 1.2 billion Africans.

Dickson, Joseph and Bryan

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Lilia

Pre-seed

They easiest way to explore egg freezing.

Alyssa

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Lobo Genetics

Seed

A safer cannabis experience through genetic testing.

John and Ajay

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MayDay

Pre-seed

A smarter calendar that automatically makes time for what matters.

Jeremy and Brian

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Membio

Seed

Making an unlimited supply of red blood cells.

Shane

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Nanology Labs

Seed

Nanoparticles for early-stage cancer detection and precision radiation.

Mohammad and Shirley

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Phenomic AI

Seed

Using AI and computer vision to find drugs that target cell-to-cell interactions in cancer.

Oren and Sam

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Planetary Hydrogen

Pre-seed

Producing hydrogen with negative CO2 emissions.

Greg and Mike

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ProteinQure

Pre-seed

Using quantum computing to design new drugs from the ground up.

Lucas, Tomas, Chris, and Mark

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Raven Telemetry

Seed

AI to improve the performance of manufacturing.

Martin

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Spartan Bioscience

Series A

The World's smallest DNA analyzer is bringing precision medicine everywhere.

Paul and John

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Valence Discovery

Seed

AI for drug discovery.

Daniel, Therence, Prudencio, and Sébastien

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Vital Bioscience

Seed

Radically improving how people monitor their health and manage disease.

Farnoud, Iman, and Vasu

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Voiceflow

Seed

The best way to design and build voice apps in the world.

Braden, Andrew, Tyler, and Michael

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Welbi

Pre-seed

Build and deliver recreation programs for older adult communities.

Elizabeth and Nicholas

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e-Zinc

Seed

Unique batteries that finally enable cheap, renewable, grid-scale energy storage.

Dr. Gregory and James

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Awesome startups we invested in before our People and Planet focus

ChefHero

Seed

A marketplace connecting restaurants and local suppliers.

Saif and Diego

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ClaimCompass

Seed

Flight delay compensation. Claim up to €600 if your flight has been disrupted.

Tatyana, Velizar, Alexander, and Fatma

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Every

Pre-seed

A business bank account in less than 10 minutes.

Jeremy, Bryan, and Matt

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Acquired (2019)
Acquired (2019)

Fiix

Seed

On-demand car repair at your home or office.

Khalil, Arif, and Zain

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Acquired (2019)
Acquired (2019)

HyperComply

Pre-seed

Complete inbound security questionnaires faster and more accurately.

Amar and Cody

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Paycase

Seed

Infrastructure for traditional finance so they can join the crypto future.

Joseph

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Version One Ventures

A Vancouver-based early-stage investment fund.

Boris and Angela

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Some notable personal angel investments (before starting Ramen)

Brave

A faster, more private and secure browser.

Brendan and Brian

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Fullscript

A platform that makes it easy for health practitioners to dispense supplements online.

Kyle, Brad, and Chris

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GaN Systems

The World leader in gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors.

Girvan and John

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Getaround

A peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace.

Sam, Jessica, and Eliott

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Lob

Programmatically send physical mail at scale.

Harry and Leore

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Real Ventures

Early-stage venture capital firm.

JS Cournoyer, John Stokes, Janet Bannister, Alan MacIntosh, and many others.

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Superhuman

The fastest email experience ever made.

Rahul, Conrad, and Vivek

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Unsplash

One of the World's leading photography websites.

Mikael, Luke, Steph, and Kirill

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Acquired (2021)
Acquired (2021)

Our Investment Process

Our investment process is designed for founders, by founders, to be fast, friendly, and clear.

Discover more about our thesis and process in our
Operating Manual.