The Context

NADA is a package-free grocery store on a mission to connect people to just food - championing a community food system by linking buyers to suppliers and offering healthy, unpackaged products and services.


Focus Area: Circular supply chain (SDG 12.5)

Deal size: $50,000

Year: 2019

The Need

NADA approached the Vancouver Propel Impact Fund in an early stage in the company’s development. At the time, NADA was looking to grow its team to facilitate expansion of the zero-waste store model and scale the Tap(Re)Fill pay system technology.

The Deal

The Vancouver Propel Impact Fund invested $50,000 in a convertible note as part of NADA’s pre-seed financing. The convertible note had a 3-year term and since the investment, NADA has gone on to raise its seed round. The Vancouver Propel Impact Fund was one of NADA’s first institutional investors.

The Impact

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