Bloom: Flying Fish throws a line into Edmonton's waters

Bloom: Flying Fish throws a line into Edmonton's waters

· The Pulse

In Episode 19 of Bloom, Tiffany Linke-Boyko explains what kind of investment opportunities she's looking for as the recently hired principal for Canada with Flying Fish Partners.

The venture capital firm based in Seattle makes seed-stage investments in AI, machine learning, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the like. You can expect to see her at pitch competitions and demo days, looking for the next big idea with traction that could really take off with $500,000 to $2 million from Flying Fish.

If you don't think you're ready for a seed round yet, she'd still like to meet you if you're working on a business that has artificial intelligence or machine learning at its core.

"My goal is to hopefully see companies earlier on in their journey, get to know founders — the stage we invest in, team is so important," she said. "So (I'd like to) get to know them and their process long before they need to come and ask for money."

Listen to the episode to learn more about why Flying Fish landed in Edmonton, what lessons Linke-Boyko is applying from previous stints at Startup Edmonton and We Know Training, and why she considers herself a "proud startup parent" of Taproot. Plus, co-hosts Faaiza Ramji and Karen Unland take a look at some other investment-related news from and Areto Labs.

Bloom is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and everywhere else you get your podcasts.