About Us

Specializing in the commercialization and growth of B.C.-based, impact focused, applied science innovations.

Hardware.City is an investment and watch-list portfolio of selectively chosen B.C.-based hardware start-ups, each solving a massive problem. Portfolio companies have received financing from Hardware.City's founder, a Vancouver-based Angel investor, in at least one of their rounds. Each company on the watch list is being mentored or advised towards the goal of completing a significant financing in 2018.


  1. Create sustainable hardware technology companies in British Columbia
  2. Become known for high-quality curated deals to sector investors and partners
  3. Become a feeder into the regional tech commercialization and manufacturing ecosystem
  4. Solve global problems with local talent & facilities
  5. Promote Made in Canada manufacturing

Hardware.City Founder, Jennifer Thompson

Specialist in the commercialization and growth of applied science innovations, career company builder, early-stage Angel investor, Executive-in-Residence, and business mentor to many Vancouver based hardware ventures.

Jennifer originates deal flow through her association with the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, SFU’s Venture Connection, entrepreneurship@UBC, Wavefront Wireless, Vancouver Angel Forum, OpenAngel, VIATECH, and through her many other colleagues and connections in the #BCTech community.