Canopy is a emerging fund research and investment platform that connects investors with funds that focus their efforts in the Northwest and have specific impact goals built into their fund strategy. We're very honored to be selected, and excited to get even more exposure in the impact investing world.
I haven't lived here long, and two years ago I would have not been able to tell you anything about the Silicon Shire. For all I knew, Eugene and Portland were one and the same, separated by a 30-minute drive. Living in Eugene now, making the Portland commute twice a week, boy… I was wrong. But distance is not the only division between these two regions; Portland enjoys multiple angel groups, venture capital firms, and constant sniffing from some of the larger Bay Area and Seattle-based VCs.
Those were my first few lines of code I wrote in Pascal, in my very first computer programming class at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada in 1984. It was an unexpected turn in my life, for as long as I could remember as a child growing up in India - I always wanted to be a medical doctor! Little did I know how those four lines of code would completely change the course of my life. Sounds nerdy - but its the truth. Life is just a box of "most unexpected gifts."