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Fund Investments

The Fund Investments team is at the heart of BDC Capital’s effort to develop and enable the venture capital (VC) ecosystem in Canada. We play a leadership role in the VC fund industry and encourage the development of world-class Canadian funds by supporting established and emerging top-tier managers.

What we do

Developing world-class Canadian funds

Our experienced team invests in venture capital and private equity funds that—in turn—invest in innovative, knowledge-based companies, with the objective of creating global technology businesses. These funds are typically industry specific, focusing on:

  • Information and communications technology (ICT)
  • Energy/cleantech (ECT)
  • Healthcare
  • Emerging technology areas such as agri-tech and natural resource technologies

Diversifying the fund landscape

The Fund Investments team seeks to diversify the Canadian VC fund landscape by identifying and investing in innovative and alternative fund models. To that end, we invest in:

  • Company creation platforms that can accelerate business growth and demonstrate a sound investment thesis
  • Micro VC funds that have a high franchise potential

We also support and build investment capacity in funds led by emerging managers who can develop fund platforms that bridge the financing gap in the Canadian market.

Our approach

We take a long-term investment approach and seek to foster relationships with general partners and help funds grow by attracting enough capital to give them a global reach. Potential investment opportunities are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Management team
  • Investment strategy and target market
  • Track record and deal flow
  • Appropriate fund size
  • A Canadian limited partnership fund structure with standard terms and conditions, with key members of the team based in Canada

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Our team

Alison Nankivell

Vice President

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Kristina D’Amico

Associate Director

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Sara Cavalluzzi

Associate

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Stephanie Tadros

Associate

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Disha Bhargav

Analyst

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Raul Dumitras

Analyst

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Christopher Gillam

Director, funds

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Nicolas Gravel

Director, funds

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Lily Lam

Director

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Victor Scutaru

Director, funds

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