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Strategic Investments

The Strategic Investments team brings together a number of partners and players within the Canadian technology ecosystem to garner financial and non-financial support for Canada’s technology entrepreneurs.

Mandated to strengthen and expand BDC's strategic initiatives within the Canadian VC ecosystem, the group currently focuses on strategic investments, fosters entrepreneurial development, encourages global connectivity for tech entrepreneurs and acts as a VC industry facilitator.

Venture Acceleration Program (VAP)

Through VAP, formerly known as the Convertible Notes program, the team works with a select group of accelerators to identify and make initial seed investments in promising graduates in ICT, healthcare, or industrial, clean and energy technologies.

Women in Technology Fund

The Strategic Investments team manages the Women in Technology Fund. With $200 million to be invested, it is the world’s largest venture capital fund dedicated solely to investing in women-led technology companies across sectors.

Ecosystem partners

We work closely with accelerators, incubators and other partners from Canada and around the world to ensure early-stage technology companies have the support they need to succeed.

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Our team

Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner

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Steven Abrams


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Kimberly Yeung


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Cynthia van Sundert

Director development

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Meryeme Lahmami


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Erika Kurczyn

Director portfolio

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Blair Sherman


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