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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.

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

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

Let’s talk…

Are you building an early-stage venture backable company?

Our team

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

Managing Partner

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Steven Abrams - Partner, venture capital at BDC
Steven Abrams


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Mona Minhas, Associate Women's Fund
Mona Minhas


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Kimberly Yeung - Partner in venture capital at BDC
Kimberly Yeung


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Thomas Green - Principal, venture capital at BDC
Thomas Green


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Denisia Pereira - Associate principal, venture capital at BDC
Denisia Pereira

Associate Principal

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Blair Sherman, BDC employee
Blair Sherman

Associate Principal

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Phuong Bui - Associate, Thrive Venture Fund at BDC
Phuong Bui


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