Panel: Canadian VCs

  • October 23rd, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, main conference room
    Jacques Bernier from Teralys will be moderating this panel. Top Canadian VCs will talk about the current investment landscape.

    Panel Members

    • Jacques Bernier

      Jacques Bernier Managing PartnerTeralys Capital

      Jacques Bernier is a highly respected venture capitalist, entrepreneur and investor who’s helped shape the Canadian technological innovation scene. Through a 30 year career of contributions to the high-tech community, he has been actively involved in more than a dozen emerging high-tech companies as Founder/CEO or angel investor as well as Senior Vice-President of the Solidarity Fund QFL.  Jacques’ widely valued wisdom and experiences continue to define, develop and implement a new approach to venture capital in Québec and abroad. ...

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    • Michael Dennis

      Michael Dennis Investment ManagerInnovacorp

      Michael Dennis is an investment manager at Innovacorp, where his focus is on identifying and developing seed and early-stage investment opportunities in the life sciences sectors. He manages all aspects of the investment review, approval and closing cycle. Michael has extensive experience in the commercialization of life sciences technologies through his career as a research scientist, entrepreneur and executive in early-stage biotechnology start-ups. Prior to joining Innovacorp, Michael was CEO of Performance Genomics Inc. of Truro where he led a turn-around based on strategic partnerin...

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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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    • Alain Denis

      Alain Denis Senior Vice-President - New EconomyFonds de solidarité FTQ

      Alain Denis is a Senior Vice-President at Fonds de solidarité FTQ where he is responsible for all investments in Information Technology, Telecommunications and Life Sciences sectors. Activities includes management and growth of existing portfolio, sourcing of new investment opportunities, new partnerships and business development.

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    • Steven Abrams

      Steven Abrams PartnerBDC Venture Capital

      Steven Abrams is a partner in the IT Fund of BDC Venture Capital. He joined the BDC in 2001, after almost nine years in investment banking with Scotia McLeod and two years as CFO of an interactive advertising agency. As a Director of Corporate Finance, he participated in many IPOs, privatizations, M&A advisory mandates, and equity and debt financings for companies in sectors including technology, transportation and telecommunications. For the Internet company, he raised a first round of venture capital, did three acquisitions, two start-ups, and helped grow the company from 15 people to 14...

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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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    Thank you

    This panel is made possible due to the generous contribution of Teralys Capital.

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