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Thrive Platform for Women

Building on the success of the Women in Technology Venture Fund, our new Thrive Platform Venture Fund and Lab for Women will continue to knock down the barriers that keep Canadian women-led businesses from accessing the capital they need to focus on their vision. We want trailblazing women-led companies to succeed and become tomorrow’s global leaders. Through our new $500 million investment platform, the largest of its kind in the world, we bring value and are ensuring women entrepreneurs have access to everything they need to thrive and have a lasting impact on the economy.

Reimagining investment capital for women-led businesses 

Thrive Venture Fund for Women

Thrive Venture Fund for Women

The Thrive Venture Fund is making direct investments in women-led technology businesses at the seed and Series A/B stages. Our goal: to partner with promising women-led businesses across all industries and sectors for the long term, unlocking their potential to build disruptive companies that will change the world.

Thrive Lab for Women

Thrive Lab for Women

The $100M Thrive Lab will serve women-led companies with promising business models and growth potential that are seeking to create positive social change. Delivered in collaboration with ecosystem partners, it fills important investing gaps at the earliest stages of development to empower women to launch or grow a business.

Indirect Investment Envelope

Indirect Investment Envelope

This strategic envelope builds on BDC Capital’s leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion and will double down on providing investments into women-led and focused general partners across the country.

Inspiring the exceptional

The Thrive Platform is designed to catalyze the country’s diversity and foster economic prosperity by propelling women-led businesses of all sizes toward accelerated growth, and is in line with BDC’s mission to empower a nation of dreamers and doers paving the way towards a more prosperous, greener, and inclusive Canada for all.


in seed and Series A/B investments through the Thrive Venture Fund


to be delivered in collaboration with ecosystem partners through the Thrive Lab


to build a more sustainable ecosystem with the Thrive Indirect Investment Envelope

Our team

Michelle Scarborough - Managing partner, Women in Technology Venture Fund at BDC
Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner

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Sévrine Labelle - Managing Director, Thrive Lab, BDC Capital
Sévrine Labelle

Managing Director

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Latest news

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July 12, 2023

BDC’s one-of-a-kind $100M Thrive Lab launches first $35M co-investment phase with call for partners, aims to propel women-led social impact businesses

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March 13, 2023

BDC announces appointment of Sévrine Labelle to lead its new Thrive Lab for women entrepreneurs

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October 14, 2022

Uvaro X BDC Capital Thrive Venture Fund Scholarship

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September 21, 2022

BDC launches $500 million Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women

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