Phaze I/Investing

Investing Philosophy

Rule #1: Never lose money
Rule #2: Never forget rule #1
Warren Buffett

Phaze 3 Associates invests in traditional and alternative asset classes and strategies. 

We identify best-in-class entrepreneurs and partners, valuing those who spearhead the opportunity, as much as the venture itself.

Drawing on more than 40 years of professional experience and the diverse backgrounds of our associates, Phaze 3 is uniquely positioned to invest in a variety of opportunities.

We offer strategic advisory services and experiences to companies at both the operational and board level, and proudly focus on value-add investments while fostering strong connections.

Having grown our asset management capacity, we have formed Four Cornerstones Capital, Inc. an independent company dedicated to this goal, and directed by our Managing Partner, Michael Shapiro.

OUR PORTFOLIO INCLUDES:

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the Logic

A digital news outlet, covers the future of the innovation economy by providing in-depth reporting on the organizations, policies and people driving transformational change.

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Wise Publishing

Wise Publishing is a digital publisher and technology company. A group of talented, passionate people who believe online publishing tools should be more useful and productive, and that consumers deserve the best possible information to help them make smart choices and get ahead.
Their core product is MoneyWise, a widely read, high-quality personal finance brand which serves the U.S. (MoneyWise.com) and Canada (MoneyWise.ca).

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Elevate Finance

Elevate Finance aims to expand trade and elevate small and medium-sized businesses by providing fast, customer-focused trade finance solutions, all delivered within a framework of trust, prudence and responsible risk-managed growth by people who care.

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AWZ Ventures

Awz is a Canadian hub for investment in cyber security, intelligence and physical security ​AI-based technologies from Israel, a global leader in these sectors.

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Element 5

Element 5 is a dedicated team of designers, craftspeople and assembly experts. Building a $50 million mass timber CLT plant in southern Ontario, Element 5 serves a community of forward thinking Architects, Owners, Developers, and General Contractors to help effect change by providing timber construction Cost Consulting, Design Consulting, Engineering, Fabrication and Assembly services.

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ATS Services

ATS Services is Canada’s leading provider of traffic services and meteorological observations to NAV Canada and government agencies across the country.

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Weston Forest

Weston Forest is one of North America’s leading full-service distributors and re-manufacturers of softwood & hardwood lumber, and specialty panel products.

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Weston Wood Solutions

Weston Wood Solutions is a premier manufacturer and distributor of quality, value-added wood solutions. Aiming to create value and long-term relationships with our customers by providing a consistent level of service.

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Harvest Wagon

Harvest Wagon is a boutique family run business with over 40 years of experience. Located in the heart of Rosedale, catering to the finest of clientele with only the best quality products.

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ConnectCPA

ConnectCPA is a ‘plug and play’ virtual accounting and bookkeeping team that solves the finance pain point for scaling companies.

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D.D. Mac Electric

D.D. Mac Electric is a full-service electrical contractor, employing a staff with over 40 years experience in all aspects of electrical construction.  They can design to suit your specific needs, or work from your engineered drawings.

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NJS Capital

NJS Capital specializes in small to mid-sized properties that drive superior risk-adjusted returns.

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17A

17 A is an emerging value-added operator of multi-family housing.

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Firepower Capital

Firepower Capital is an M&A advisory and private capital firm built for Canada’s entrepreneurs. Firepower is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent firms that invest and advise the nation’s private, owner-operated firms.

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Prime Quadrant

Prime Quadrant offers a variety of customized services that empower clients to become more sophisticated investors. These range from providing diagnostics on existing portfolios, to holistic planning for the entire estate, sourcing best-in-class opportunities and providing outsourced due diligence on the widespread range of investments.

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the Phaze3 Journey

Skillfully merging the abstract and concrete aspects of our initiatives is its own adventure.

Investing

Drawing on more than 40 years of professional experience and the diverse backgrounds of our associates, we are positioned to invest in a variety of opportunities.

Ideas & Deeds

Our associates generate a synergy that yields outcomes greater than their individual parts. Each brings a depth of experience and unique insights that drive our collective force.

Associates

Collaboration, mutual responsibility and a commitment to the common good are the practical and philosophical foundations of our expertise and work.