Alate Partners, a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based early-stage venture capital firm specializing in real estate technology, promoted Courtney Cooper to Partner.
Alate was initially launched as a partnership between Relay Ventures and Dream in 2018. Cooper joined the firm soon after as the Director of Corporate Development and later became Principal. Now, her promotion to Partner strengthens the leadership team and takes a step towards gender balance within the venture capital community, where female-led funds remain underrepresented.
Cooper will be leading investments of Alate’s current fund which has backed 17 proptech companies to date and is poised to facilitate 10 more investments, focusing on early-stage real estate and construction technology companies in Canada and the United States.
She was recently honoured by The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) with the CVCA’s Rising Woman Star Award which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, contributed to improving gender diversity, and have exhibited a clear and strong ambition for advancement into leadership roles.
Cooper was also named to on the Top 10 Real Estate Reformers as part of Maclean’s Magazine’s Power List, which ranks the 100 Canadians shaping the country in 2023. As co-founder of Proptech Collective, a large community that promotes collaboration between real estate professionals, entrepreneurs, and key stakeholders in the proptech ecosystem, Cooper is fostering leadership, connection and innovation in the proptech industry across the country.
Alate Partners is an early stage venture firm that invests in innovative technology companies that enhance how commercial, residential, and industrial real estate is designed, built, and managed. In addition to capital, Alate offers entrepreneurs access to expertise, mentorship, and customers through their team of industry experts and network of influential real estate owners, operators, and managers.