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Fund Investments

As a fund investor and Canada’s most active limited partner, we support fund managers who invest in technology-focused Canadian companies. Our goal: strengthen the country’s innovation ecosystem for long-term growth and impact.

Our impact

We go beyond financial support. Our institutional guidance to managers on fund formation practices, governance, and reporting help establish best-in-class general partnerships with long-term franchise potential.

Our focus

  • Support emerging and established fund managers
  • For funds with dedicated Canadian strategy and presence
  • Develop at-scale venture and growth capital franchises

Who is this portfolio for

We’re looking for fund managers who:

  • Invest in technology clusters that reflect Canada’s core competitive strengths
  • Target underserved but high-potential areas of the innovation economy
  • Strive to contribute to a diverse and inclusive venture and growth capital asset class in Canada


Minimum criteria for eligibility for Thrive Platform indirect investment* includes:

  • Women led or co-led general partner
  • Commitment to investing a percentage of the portfolio in women led or co-led companies
  • Continued demonstration and commitment to furthering diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within their portfolio and broader ecosystem

* All investments are subject to comprehensive due diligence and underwriting criteria

Partnership approach

Our leadership in fund formation and collaboration with global, standard-setting organizations is building a vibrant, responsible, and sustainable ecosystem for Canada.

Impact

Canada’s most active Limited Partner

Scale

Over $1B committed

Collaboration

Building trusted partnerships

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Our team

Victor Scutaru - Managing director, fund portfolio at BDC
Victor Scutaru

Managing Director

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Kristina Damico - Director in fund investments at BDC
Kristina D’Amico

Director, funds

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Arun Eapen - Director, fund investments at BDC
Arun Eapen

Director, funds

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Lily Lam
Lily Lam

Director, funds

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Sara Cavalluzzi - Associate director, fund investment at BDC
Sara Cavalluzzi

Director

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Nabil El Asraoui, BDC Venture Capital Associate
Nabil El Asraoui

Associate Director

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BDC employee Alex Fried
Alexander Fried

Associate Director

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Disha Bhargav - Associate in fund investments at BDC
Disha Bhargav

Associate

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Devlin Flood-Smith - Senior Analyst, Fund Investments at BDC Capital
Devlin Flood-Smith

Senior Analyst

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Roland Ngo

Senior Analyst

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Wided Chourou
Wided Chourou

Portfolio Coordinator

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Portfolio

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