Sean Brownlee - Partner in the Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Venture Fund at BDC

Sean Brownlee

Partner Montreal

Sean Brownlee is a partner in the Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Venture Fund. He joined BDC in 2017.

Sean has 17 years of experience in the Canadian and U.S. private equity and venture capital industry. Previously, he was General Partner in RHO Canada Ventures, where he focused on investments in the areas of SaaS (software as a service), cloud, mobility and clean technology. Before that, Sean was Lead Investor VC at EDC. He spent nearly a decade in Boston at JMH Capital and 3i Corporation.

Prior to joining BDC, Sean participated in investments in companies such as SiGe Semiconductor (acquired by Skyworks), Carbonite (IPO), Crystal IS (acquired by Asahi Kasei), Brainshark, Auvik and Sportlogiq.

Sean holds an MBA from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Carleton University. He is a CFA charterholder.


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