Lionfish Capital

Lionfish Capital

Lionfish is the investment vehicle and family office of Rob Laidlaw, the founder of VerticalScope.

UPDATE: June 21, 2021 -- VerticalScope Closes $125 Million IPO (Quote: FORA.TO)

Lionfish provides flexible smart capital to a variety of companies and funds in the United States, Canada and Internationally. Our proprietary capital permits for long investment horizons, and allows us to be opportunistic across our investment strategies. Lionfish has the ability to make both relatively small investments, as well as significant equity commitments in any single transaction.

Our Markets

While we do not limit ourselves to any one style, market or industry, we do focus on areas we understand best. We can provide a variety of structures to best meet the needs of entrepreneurs. At all times, we invest in hard-working, determined people that display a high-level of integrity.


  • Angel & Venture Investing
  • Digital Media / FinTech
  • Debt Financing


  • Buyouts & Acquisitions
  • Co-Investments & Secondaries
  • Minority Investments in SME's


  • Mortgage & Construction Lending
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Niche Development


  • Hedge Funds & FoF's
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Direct Investing

Our Principles

  • Culture of Performance – we are results oriented. Period.
  • Entrepreneurs Approach – we believe there are risks worth taking. Risks must be calculated and carefully understood. When mistakes are made, we learn and move forward, because we never "bet the farm".
  • It's a team game – no ego's please. We value loyalty.
  • Long-term – over the long-term we expect volatility, and look for ways to profit from it. We are long-term and patient investors.
  • Protection – we look at opportunities, but always emphasize downside protection and look for ways to minimize loss of capital.
  • Goals – we regularly set clear, appropriate, goals that can be measured for our own investments, and expect the same of our portfolio companies.
  • Know yourself – know what you know, and what you don't know. Don't try to be everything to everyone.
  • Integrity – we strive to work with people that act with integrity in everything they do.
  • Have fun – if it's not fun, it's not worth it.

Seed Investments

Lionfish provides unfettered smart capital to accelerate growth and maximize value.


Contact Us

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Camana Bay
94 Solaris Avenue, 3rd Floor
PO Box 2428
Grand Cayman, KY1-1102
Cayman Islands

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