Trellis Social Enterprise Inc. (trellis.org) has just secured their seed round financing led by Rhiza Capital and MAVAN Capital Partners. This comes exactly 2 years after winning the first OKGN Angel Summit in 2019. Since their angel round, Trellis has thrived, even through Covid-19, by helping their charity partners innovate to create virtual fundraising events during their time of need.
This round was led by impact focused venture capital companies Rhiza Capital from Gibson on Vancouver Island, BC and MAVAN Capital Partners from Kelowna, BC. The seed round will allow Trellis to grow throughout North America as they continue supporting their charity partners with an innovative all-in-one fundraising platform.
“This investment allows us to continue our rapid growth and help more charities with their revenue generation needs. We know there are a lot of opportunities to improve our global communities and the pandemic has only made that more apparent. We are excited and humbled by this new financing round that allows us to give even better tools to our charity partners so they can create more impact and solutions in our communities” says founder and CEO Justin Goodhew
“Rhiza Capital is proud to have been a partner of Trellis’s since 2019 and have been impressed with Justin’s leadership and the team’s adaptability. The platform is an important solution for charities to continue fundraising effectively and digitally. Trellis is an impactful technology that amplifies a multitude of organizations working towards the Sustainable Development Goals — catalyst for positive change.” -Sean Melrose, Chief Investment Officer, Rhiza Capital Impact Investing
“As the modern workspace expands beyond the office, relationships are grown virtually and we’re being connected in ways that allow us to move through our lives from anywhere at any time. With this versatility, companies like Trellis are reframing how we research, create and communicate with each other from anywhere in the world… Justin and the Trellis team are closing that gap for Charitable organizations. MAVAN Capital Partners is excited to be a part of something that creates an impact and profit is a perfect fit for MAVAN.” -Laine Nevison, CEO, MAVAN Capital Partners
Trellis is an all-in-one fundraising software platform for charities to easily create, manage and grow their fundraisers. Trellis became popular after powering virtual galas in communities all over Canada and the US immediately after Covid-19 hit. Trellis is proud to power signature events with the David Suzuki Foundation and the Women’s College Hospital Foundation along with 100s of others. Trellis aims to become the revenue generation platform for change to further their mission of empowering global collective impact.
Rhiza Capital is an impact investment group of funds and financial intermediary acting in direct response to the challenge of financing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We build Positive Impact financial products, programs and partnerships that localize the SDGs and connect community to opportunity. Our impact portfolios are guided by the values of our investors, partners and community. Our investments are directed toward Canadian local and social ventures that have a demonstrable intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. Through direct impact investments in Social Purpose Organizations management of community-based asset funds, and corporate partnerships we deliver sustainable economic growth in alignment with the SDGs. Learn more at: rhizacapital.com
MAVAN Capital Partners is a firm where ideas grow and our team works in cooperation towards a common goal of actively investing in technology companies in Canada and across the globe. By investing in the technology arena, we are connecting our investors and portfolio companies across the planet. Learn more at: www.mavancapital.com