McRock Capital’s Whitney Rockley becomes first woman to chair CVCA

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McRock Capital co-founder and managing partner Whitney Rockley has become the first woman to chair the Canadian Venture Capital Association.

“It’s an exciting time to be the Chair of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association as there is significant market momentum in both PE and VC,” said Rockley. “Having served on the board and executive Committee of the CVCA for many years, we have a continued responsibility to tell the many stories of our members helping innovative Canadian companies be successful. It is an honour to be the first female chair.”

The Canadian Venture Capital Association was founded in 1974, and works alongside 240 member firms to provide research, and advocate for public policy that encourages a favourable environment for private investment in Canada.

“Whitney is a deeply passionate about the private capital industry in Canada. She understands the importance of, and is committed to building, a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem that allows entrepreneurs to access the investment capital required to build globally competitive companies,” said Peter van der Velden, managing general partner of Lumira Capital and past chairman of the CVCA.

Rockley currently serves on the boards of RtTech Software, mnubo, Invixium, Decisive Farming. She is also on the boards of the Venture Capital Association of Alberta, and Ryerson’s Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

McRock Capital is dedicated to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market, and focuses on the intersection of sensors and software in large industrial markets.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang is BetaKit's News Editor.