Thrive Venture Fund for Women

Thrive Venture Fund for Women

We invest in women-led technology companies to accelerate their growth and transform today’s markets. Our platform is reimagining entrepreneurship in Canada by seeking to partner with visionary, disruptive women entrepreneurs for the long term, while growing their businesses in greater numbers than ever before.

A platform to accelerate women’s journeys

It’s simply not enough to have more women starting businesses – it’s vital to Canada’s economy that women in tech entrepreneurs have access to everything they need for their business to ‘’thrive’’. This is exactly what our platform has been designed to do. You’ve got the vision, and we’re here with you to realize it.

Who is this fund for

  • Seed and Series A/B women-led Canadian technology companies seeking equity investments
  • Businesses with strong growth and scalable market potential
  • Businesses across a wide range of sectors

Our focus

  • Create Canadian champion companies led by trailblazing women leaders
  • Catalyze a largely untapped and important driver of economic growth across the country
  • Collaborate with ecosystem partners to support more women entrepreneurs in Canada

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Our team

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

Managing Partner

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Steven Abrams
Steven Abrams

Partner

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Kimberly Yeung
Kimberly Yeung

Partner

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Thomas Green - Principal, venture capital at BDC
Thomas Green

Principal

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Cynthia van Sundert
Cynthia van Sundert

Director, Community Development

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Denisia Pereira
Denisia Pereira

Associate Principal

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Blair Sherman
Blair Sherman

Associate Principal

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Lora Hasku

Analyst

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Laith Tassabehji

Analyst

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