How we help mid-market businesses

We provide junior capital ranging from
$1,000,000 to $10,000,000
  • two men smiling at a juice bar holding juice The First West Capital client fit Earlier this year, First West Capital's Associate Director, Jason Sellakumar, received a call from a commercial banker who had a client looking to acquire a business. With the equity put up by the entrepreneur, there was still a gap in capital needed between what the bank could loan, vendor financing, and the purchase price of… Learn More
  • spin studio entrance with white walls The art of the pivot: How successful businesses have turned challenge into opportunity You’ve spent years, and countless hours, building your business and this is finally going to be your year. If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be very familiar with this turning point. Early in the first quarter of 2020, this is how First West Capital client Dominik Desbois was feeling about his Metro Vancouver business Spin Society. "We started the… Learn More
  • two men sitting at a desk smiling Steve Chen: How 2020 brought out our collective resilience and helped us to harness the power of positivity While we continue to move through this pandemic together, there is still an element of optimism for the new year, a symbol of a fresh start. Both personally and professionally, reflecting on this past year is a great way to recognize progress and identify future growth opportunities.   This year in particular, it has felt like a torrent of information is coming at us at all times – sometimes more than is possible to digest. From podcasts, to social media feeds, to political updates… Learn More
  • Our seven must-read books for entrepreneurs Whether you want to hone your business strategies, uncover new leadership tactics, dive into the world of financial jargon or simply top up your professional development library, these books will help to fill your entrepreneurial bucket and keep you at the top of your game. As an entrepreneur, we recognize how easy it can be… Learn More
  • office meeting with masks Leadership in uncertain times Since the outbreak of the global pandemic there has been an increasing call for authenticity, communication, and trust from companies. This year has revealed that strong leadership is essential, not only for growth, but for survival. The pandemic has highlighted how managing through times of uncertainty and rapid change is the defining factor in a… Learn More

Our clients

We’re proud to partner with the best and brightest Canadian entrepreneurs and businesses across a wide variety of industries.

We decided to work with First West Capital because they were willing to be creative and were very clear on what they do best: addressing our funding gap with speed and certainty.
Oliver Steffen, Owner, G3 Genuine Guide Gear