GVF 2013 – Our Investors


    • Dennis R. Costello

      Dennis R. Costello Managing PartnerBraemar Energy Ventures

      Dennis R. Costello is a Managing Partner of Braemar Energy Ventures II.  Mr. Costello has been an active venture capital investment professional for over twenty-five years. Mr. Costello was previously a partner with Advent International, an international private equity firm where he rose to chief investment officer for North America.  Mr. Costello began his career in alternative energy with positions as a project manager at Midwest Research Institute and as a member of the original staff of the National Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), which is now the National Renewable energy Laborato...

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    • Sean Brownlee

      Sean Brownlee PartnerRho Canada Ventures

      Sean Brownlee is a partner of Rho Canada Ventures. With nearly 15 years of operational and venture experience, he is passionate about collaborating with entrepreneurs and helping them grow their ventures to become leaders in their spaces. He joined Rho Canada Ventures in 2012 and focuses on investments in the areas of SaaS (Software as a Service), cloud, mobility and clean technology. Prior to Rho, Sean worked for nearly a decade in Boston at JMH Capital and 3i Corporation, a leading internationally focused venture capital firm. He has been involved in the early-stage finan...

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    • Anne-Marie Bourgeois

      Anne-Marie Bourgeois Vice-President, Investments EnerTech Capital

      Anne-Marie has a strong operational background, with 17 years of experience with energy and clean energy companies. Anne-Marie serves as a member of the venture deal team. She is responsible for enhancing EnerTech Capital’s proprietary deal flow in Quebec, as well as building relationships with local investors and on a global basis.  With her capacity to work fluently in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish, Anne-Marie builds on EnerTech’s focus to develop companies into international leaders and deliver outstanding returns to investors. Pr...

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    • Sebastian Titz

      Sebastian Titz Manager New Ventures3M New Ventures

      Sebastian Titz is an investment manager of 3M New Ventures, the corporate venture arm of 3M in North America. He identifies and invests in disruptive new technologies and start-up companies of strategic relevance for 3M. His investment interests include health care, sustainability, advanced materials and electronics. Before joining 3M he did research in Science and Technology Management focusing on post-acquisition collaboration at the University of Naples and worked as a consultant in the automotive industry. Sebastian has a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management. He also hold...

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    • Henrik Holland

      Henrik Holland Venture PrincipalShell Technology Ventures

      Henrik holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente. He is also a Six Sigma Academy (SSA & Company) certified Six Sigma & Lean Black Belt. He started his career in telecommunications with Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica. With Shell, Henrik worked predominantly in Upstream Commercial, both in operational and business development roles. Prior to joining STV, Henrik worked as an Enterprise Supplier Manager on the development of various Equipment category strategies and negotiated long-term Enterpr...

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    • Claude Vachet

      Claude Vachet Managing PartnerCycle Capital

      Claude has 22 years of operational, Venture Capital, Secondary Transaction and fund management experience of venture capital portfolios investing in high tech companies. Having managed numerous investments and exits during his career, Claude has built a solid track record. He has, among others, been part of successful teams at both Kirchner and Multiple Capital. He has also worked at Innovatech Montreal as Vice-President Information Technology and Communication. In this capacity, he was responsible for 44 high-tech start-up companies and 5 Venture Capital Funds. From April 2004 to March 200...

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    • Scott MacDonald

      Scott MacDonald Co-founder and Managing PartnerMcRock Capital

      MacDonald has played an integral part in building many of today’s leading intelligent infrastructure companies within the water, power, and energy efficiency sectors. He is refreshingly real. He currently serves on the board of Pure Technologies (TSX:PUR). He previously served as Chairman of SynapSense from 2008-2012 and was a Director of the Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (acquired by Pure Technologies). From 2003 to 2007, MacDonald served as Chairman of RuggedCom (acquired by Siemens) and helped the company grow f...

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    • Whitney Rockley

      Whitney Rockley Co-founder and Managing PartnerMcRock Capital

      Rockley brings over 15 years of investment, operating and strategic planning experience in large, established industries such as power, water and Oil & Gas. She is refreshingly real. Prior to co-founding McRock Capital, she was a Partner with Emerald Technology Ventures and Nomura New Energy Ventures. She has extensive experience setting up and managing corporate venture capital programs. Rockley previously served as a Director of the Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (acquired by Pure Technologies TSX:PUR...

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    • Eric Emmons

      Eric Emmons Investment PartnerSiemens Venture Capital, Inc.

      Eric Emmons is an Investment Partner based in Boston, MA and focused on investments in energy, materials, and industrial solutions. He has been active as a director of Managesoft , Porogen, Powerit Solutions, Zolo Technologies, and Protonex. Before joining Siemens Venture Capital, Eric was a founding general partner at the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund, where he led many of its investments in energy, industrial process efficiency, and materials. Eric also worked with Commons Capital, a venture capital firm in the Boston area which invests in energy, medical, and technology companies. P...

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    • Murray McCaig

      Murray McCaig Managing PartnerMaRS Cleantech Fund

      Murray is an experienced startup CEO with a background in management consulting and finance. Most recently, Murray managed New York-based private equity group, RSL Investments (owned by the Estee Lauder family), where he was responsible for leading a global business acquisition strategy in the water sector. Murray has extensive international business development and licensing experience, including his role with Upstream, a world leader in mobile marketing solutions, where he built the global sales organization and led the expans...

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    • Nicolas Gravel

      Nicolas Gravel Director, Strategic Investments & InitiativesBDC Venture Capital

      Nicolas Gravel occupe le poste de Directeur, Investissements et initiatives stratégiques et il enrichit l’équipe avec ses compétences en matière de capital de risque et de financement dans les secteurs de l’énergie et des technologies propres. Nicolas est ingénieur chimique de formation et il possède une vaste expérience des procédés industriels dans divers secteurs. Il a occupé le poste d’associé de recherche sur les actions chez Merrill Lynch avant de passer quatre ans au service d’Innovatech Montréal en tant que gestionnaire de portefeuilles de capital d...

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    • Steve Kyryk

      Steve Kyryk PartnerHobbs & Towne

      Steve joined Hobbs & Towne, Inc. in 2006 to support the growth of its technology and energy practices. He has more than 17 years of recruiting experience for a wide variety of organizations, ranging from private to publicly traded technology and Fortune 500 organizations. Technically savvy, Steve has a diverse assignment history in next generation energy, advanced sciences, and advanced IT related ventures. He has successfully placed CEOs, Board Directors, Senior Technology Executives and their teams within all functional disciplines for a range of clients, including renewable fuels and...

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