Leana Keto - Associate Principal, Industrial Innovation Venture Fund at BDC

Leana Keto

Associate Principal Calgary

Leana Keto is BDC Capital’s Associate Principal, Industrial Innovation Venture Fund, and in her position, brings a combination of experience working with early-stage ventures and an engineering background in the energy industry to the role.

Before joining BDC Capital, Leana was the Program Manager with SVG Ventures | THRIVE, an investment fund and accelerator program for early-stage ventures in the food and agriculture industries. Previously, she was the Energy Stream Manager at the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), where she helped science-based start-ups access mentorship and raise capital from seed-stage investors. At CDL, Leana identified key technology verticals across the energy industry to impact venture recruitment. Leana also brings extensive engineering experience in the energy industry in Canada and the United States from prior roles with Schlumberger and Husky Energy.

Leana holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at UBC.

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