Invest with Highline BETA
$481K
Syndicate Backing
$7.4K
Typical Investment
4
Expected Deals/Year
Note from Highline BETA

Highline BETA is a startup co-creation company that launches new ventures with leading corporations and founders. We work with large companies to identify areas of opportunity, risk and growth, and then co-create and invest in startups addressing those opportunities. We believe this partnership between corporates, Highline BETA and startups will lead to higher quality startups that accelerate faster.

In addition to co-creating startups, Highline BETA invests at the pre-seed stage into new ventures that solve corporate problems.

We have deep experience as investors across multiple industries, with success identifying and mentoring top talent.

Dealflow

We're currently focused on a few verticals based on partnerships and corporate customers we’re actively involved with:



  • Health: We've partnered with Cossette Health to co-create new ventures and invest in the healthcare space. Read more about our focus on health.


  • InsurTech/FinTech: Working with Cookhouse Lab (an InsurTech open innovation space), we’re focusing on InsurTech and FinTech.


  • Retail/CPG: We see immense opportunity in retail and CPG, and the importance of strong corporate partners to deliver distribution and expertise in these areas.

We will invest in other areas of interest in the future (see: investment themes), but our initial focus for our AngelList Syndicate will be Health, InsurTech/FinTech & Retail/CPG.

To learn more please visit http://highlinebeta.com/angellist.

One of the most on point people I've met in this startup game.
Adam Hasham
For Marcus Daniels's work with foodora
Ben has been a phenomenal mentor for Team Spoiler Alert. His advice is always spot on and grounded in real world experience (either via his own startup journey or that of his portfolio companies). Thrilled to have him as an investor and active supporter of our growth.
Team

Marcus Daniels and Ben Yoskovitz are recognized startup leaders with a top pre-seed investing track record. Investment team includes Lauren Robinson (Highline BETA's COO) who helps to evaluate deal flow, sits on investment committees and runs the proven HIGHLINE pan-Canadian venture acceleration model to better support founders.

Marcus Daniels
founder
Founding Partner @Highline BETA; Co-Founder @HIGHLINE. Past MD @ExtremeStartups. COO @Trend Hunter Grad: @McGill University @Queen's University
Benjamin Yoskovitz
founder
Founding Partner @HighlineBeta. Ex VP Product @VarageSale. Previously @GoInstant (acq. by $CRM). Author: Lean Analytics. Founding Partner at @Year One Labs.
Investments

Collectively, Marcus and Ben have invested in 40+ startups, which have gone on to raise $190M+ in funding. We've backed 100+ founders.

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Backers
Barney Pell
Angel
Founder @PowerSet (sold to @Microsoft), @Moon Express, @LocoMobi. @Singularity University. AI Pioneer. Ex NASA & MSFT. AI/ML Fellow @&&& Creative Destruction Lab.
Derek Szeto
Angel
Co-Founder @Wirkn • Founder @RedFlagDeals • Worked at @Yellow Pages Group • Investor @Year One Labs, @Sky Motion Research • Studied at @Queen's University
Joseph Fung
Entrepreneur
CEO of @TribeHR (Sold to NetSuite 2013), CEO of @Lewis Media (Sold 2009), CEO @OnMyBlock.ca, and Co-Founder @Simple Machines Forum. UWaterloo Computer Engineer.
Dominic Bortolussi
Entrepreneur
Founder @TWG, @PostageApp • Investor @ShopLocket, @Nudge Rewards Active Angel
Dario Meli
Advisor
co-founder @Quietly @Hootsuite @Invoke @Brightkit. I'm sparkly, very sparkly.
Alex Kleydints #eSports
Investor
Syndicator @eSports Post Revenue, Product @Hunting for Unicorns , created & closed mobile app for @AngelList (Angie), @Kown https://angel.co/esportsfund/syndicate
Vitaly Rubstein
Angel
Founder and partner at Rubylight growth technology investment fund. Entrepreneur, early and growth stage investor.
Dave Johnson
Entrepreneur
Director of Engineering @adobe • Co-founder @PhoneGap (acq'd by @Adobe) and @RobotReplay (acq'd by @ForeSee Results) • quantum physics phd ⚛ • lover of ☕️
References
Ben is one of the most intelligent and effective people I've ever worked with. I sought his advice almost daily while starting my company, where he was our most trusted advisor and mentor.
Ben has been a phenomenal mentor for Team Spoiler Alert. His advice is always spot on and grounded in real world experience (either via his own startup journey or that of his portfolio companies). Thrilled to have him as an investor and active supporter of our growth.
Marcus is a driven leader that has a proven record of execution. He has a great track record of helping startups scale.
One of the most on point people I've met in this startup game.
Adam Hasham
For Marcus Daniels's work with foodora
I'm always amazed at the amount of insights I get from talking to Ben, this guy just knows about everything. I really mean everything.
Christian Nkurunziza
Founder of a company Benjamin Yoskovitz advised
Ben consulted for us at StatusNet doing enterprise sales for about a year. He did a great job helping to shape the product and landing big customers. Personally, he's insightful and a good listener. I'd be happy to work with him again.
Ben is an incredibly insightful product mentor and angel investor. He's always willing to help, and really takes the time to understand problems before advising. He's a fantastic person to work with and learn from.
Ben is the real deal. Always interested, curious and thoughtful, and not afraid to tell it like it is. As one of our board members at my SaaS company, Ben never phones it in — he's passionate, he cares, and makes me think differently about my business in tangible terms I can express to my team.
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