Startup Canada Podcast Ep.149: Investing in women in tech with Michelle Scarborough

Michelle Scarborough

What does it take to become a trailblazer in Canada’s venture capital industry?

Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director of Strategic Investments and Women in Tech at BDC Capital is responsible for the allocation, orientation, and execution of $200 million of investment capital – the Women in Tech Fund is currently the world’s largest venture capital fund dedicated solely to investing in women-led technology companies across sectors.

“There’s a real tone at the top to continue helping entrepreneurs and supporting the entrepreneur along the pathway.”

Scarborough is widely recognized in her field, having started and led multiple ventures to become industry leaders. She leads the orientation and execution of strategic initiatives to fill current and future financing gaps in the Canadian ecosystem.

Scarborough is a director of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association and is past chair of the National Angel Capital Organization. She is also the founder of the Women’s Angel Network in Canada.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Scarborough about the state of venture capital amongst women entrepreneurs in Canada and how she’s working to fund women-led companies.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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