We believe in a collaborative approach based on our experience as entrepreneurs, and now as investors.
As former founders, we love the passion needed to develop and deliver the vision for a breakthrough idea. As experienced operators, we've seen firsthand the challenges that will emerge with growth, and understand the need to methodically execute the vision across many functions. As investors, we can offer insights on how to best attract investment and wisely leverage non-dilutive debt capital at each stage.
David Ceolin, Partner
David was the founder and CEO of Digital Cement, a firm widely recognized for its innovative capabilities in digital marketing strategy and execution. Digital Cement’s innovative customer relationship management (CRM) methodology delivered top line revenue for international clients like Kraft Foods, FedEx, and Dell. Pitney Bowes acquired Digital Cement in 2007. David is also the author of a best selling book about entrepreneurship (The Idea Guide). David has also received the Top 40 under 40 award, given annually to individuals from multiple disciplines that demonstrate vision, leadership, innovation, achievement, and community impact. David leads IGV’s B2B practice that works with a portfolio of innovative companies with solutions to specific industry sector challenges. David holds an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) and is a member of various boards in the US and Canada.
Victoria Birkett, partner
Victoria was a co-founder of Digital Cement. Previously, in her career with Johnson & Johnson companies, she had various brand management roles across a portfolio of innovative products. During her time at J&J, she oversaw the brand launch and market strategy of both prescription and non-prescription drugs in the psychiatry, allergy, and gastrointestinal categories. Victoria leads IGV’s health & wellness practice, working with a portfolio of companies with a range of solutions to food, medical, research and wellness challenges. Victoria is also the author of a series of childrens' books about mental wellness. She is active on a variety of boards.
What We've Achieved
Founded a digital company
Raised venture capital for our own startup
Grew to 200 employees and a global clientele
Oversaw the implementation of systems and processes to manage sales, marketing, human resources, finance, technology and other company operations
Had a successful exit to a Fortune 500 company
Serve on company boards across North America
Had 3 exits in our first 5 years as a fund with visibility to several more
Actively connect our companies to key contacts across every business function
Been ranked as the investor who adds the most value by several of our portfolio companies