Nicole LeBlanc has worked for nearly 15 years as an investment professional. Currently, she is an investor with a new urbantech and sustainability-focused VC based in Europe. Prior to this Nicole was Director of Investments and Partnerships for Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company. She led the corporate venture capital strategy as well as supporting the development of Quayside. Before joining Sidewalk she was a Director with both BDC Capital and NBIF. Nicole is also a founder and investor in Sandpiper.vc, a women-led venture fund based in Atlantic Canada. She stays active in the community through board roles at Innovacorp, Propel and Brilliant Labs, as well as actively mentoring with Creative Destruction Lab, Next Canada and Techstars.