We angel invest in founders who are solving the world's most important problems.
Ramen Ventures is an angel fund based in Toronto, Canada.

Our mission is to back founders who are using cutting-edge science
to solve important problems in
Food, Water, Health, Energy, Environment, Housing, Social Justice, Education, and Employment.

Who We Are

Adam McNamara

Adam McNamara

Founding Partner

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

Joshua Tessier

Joshua Tessier

Founding Partner

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

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.

Why Work With Us

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

Our Investments

We invest in companies, but we're really backing people.
Here's who we're supporting (so far).

Social Impact Investments

Ada

Ada

Mike and David

AI-powered chatbots helping users get better answers and customer service people focus on human conversations.

Avro Life Science

Avro Life Science

Shak and Keean

The first patch that can deliver generic drugs through the skin in a way that's safer, easier, and more effective than pills.

Bright

Bright

David, Kiran, and Blair

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

ClaimCompass

ClaimCompass

Tatyana, Velizar, Alexander, and Fatma

Get automatic compensation when your flight is disrupted.

E-Zn

E-Zn

Dr. Gregory and James

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

HyperCare

HyperCare

Albert, Joseph, and Umar

WhatsApp for healthcare workers so they can communicate, coordinate, and deliver the best care.

Invivo AI

Invivo AI

Daniel, Therence, Prudencio, and Sébastien

AI that requires less data to making finding new drugs faster or possible.

KoraPay

KoraPay

Dickson, Joseph and Bryan

Building the first digital bank for 1.2 billion Africans.

Lilia

Lilia

Alyssa

Improving women's reproductive health and fertility.

Lobo Genetics

Lobo Genetics

John and Ajay

A safer cannabis experience through genetic testing.

MayDay

MayDay

Jeremy and Brian

A smarter calendar that automatically makes time for what matters.

Membio

Membio

Shane

Creating the blood supply of the future - making red blood cells in a factory.

Nanology Labs

Nanology Labs

Mohammad and Shirley

Nanoparticles for early-stage cancer detection and precision radiation.

Phenomic AI

Phenomic AI

Oren and Sam

Using AI to find the next wave of drugs to fight cancer and fibrosis.

Planetary Hydrogen

Planetary Hydrogen

Greg and Mike

Producing hydrogen with negative CO2 emissions.

ProteinQure

ProteinQure

Lucas, Tomas, Chris, and Mark

Using quantum computing to design next generation drugs.

Spartan Bioscience

Spartan Bioscience

Paul and John

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

Vital Bioscience

Vital Bioscience

Farnoud, Iman, and Vasu

Radically improving how people monitor their health and manage disease.

Welbi

Welbi

Elizabeth and Nicholas

Keeping elder care residents happy, healthy, and active.

Earlier Investments
(before our Social Impact focus)

ChefHero

ChefHero

Saif and Diego

A marketplace connecting restaurants and local suppliers.

Every

Every

Jeremy, Bryan, and Matt

A business bank account in less than 10 minutes.

Fiix

Fiix

Khalil, Arif, and Zain

On-demand car repair at your home or office.

HyperComply

HyperComply

Amar and Cody

Complete inbound security questionnaires faster and more accurately.

Paycase

Paycase

Joseph

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

Raven Telemetry

Raven Telemetry

Martin

AI to improve the performance of manufacturing.

Version One Ventures

Version One Ventures

Boris and Angela

A Vancouver-based early-stage investment fund.

Voiceflow

Voiceflow

Braden, Andrew, Tyler, and Michael

The best way to design, prototype, and build voice apps.

Select Personal Angel Investments

Brave

Brave

Brendan and Brian

A faster, more private and secure browser.

Fullscript

Fullscript

Kyle, Brad, and Chris

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

GaN Systems

GaN Systems

Girvan and John

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

Getaround

Getaround

Sam, Jessica, and Eliott

A peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace.

Lob

Lob

Harry and Leore

Programmatically send physical mail at scale.

Real Ventures

Real Ventures

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

Early-stage venture capital firm.

Superhuman

Superhuman

Rahul, Conrad, and Vivek

The fastest email experience ever made.

Unsplash

Unsplash

Mikael, Luke, Steph, and Kirill

One of the World's leading photography websites.

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.