Women in Technology Venture Fund

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We are one of the world’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies and helping build a robust ecosystem to support women in tech today and in the future.

We are unique in that we have a dual mandate: to deliver a return on investment and make a lasting impact on the Canadian tech ecosystem.

This fund is closed to new investments and now focused on supporting existing portfolio companies.

Take the lead

We invest in top-performing teams that aim to transform today’s global markets while fostering a network to support and create great female tech leaders — enabling a virtuous cycle of innovation, economic prosperity, and excellence across Canada.

Our focus

  • Seed to Series B investment
  • Invest in women-led Canadian technology companies across a wide range of sectors
  • Access to resources, a broad international network and venture partners to help accelerate operations and scale globally

A track record that goes beyond capital

Our seasoned team members are both entrepreneurs and investors, offering a deeper understanding of the unique challenges women entrepreneurs and their teams need to overcome when starting, running and scaling technology companies.


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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 - 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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Benjamin Corbett


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Latest news

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October 04, 2020

Canadian female founders take on Silicon Valley with BDC and TCS

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May 07, 2020

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January 22, 2020

Tealbook closed its latest $5M financing round

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September 23, 2019

ODAIA Raises $1.6 Million in Seed Funding Co-led by Panache and StandUp

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August 16, 2019

Nudge Rewards raises $11-million

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