Michelle Scarborough Joins BDC Capital as Managing Director, Strategic Investments

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By Ted Liu

BDC Capital has hired Michelle Scarborough as Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech.

Scarborough will lead the origination and execution of strategic investments initiatives led by BDC Capital to support the innovation ecosystem across Canada. She will also be responsible for managing BDC’s $50-million investment in women-led technology start-ups, announced in November 2016 and other initiatives to support women in tech and venture capital.

“I am delighted to welcome Ms. Scarborough to our team,” said Jérôme Nycz, Executive Vice President, BDC Capital. “She brings very impressive credentials to the position. She is a highly experienced Canadian venture capitalist and a widely recognized leader in the investment community, with an outstanding track record in the energy and technology sectors.”

Scarborough will join BDC on April 17 and will be based in Toronto. She joins BDC Capital from Kensington Capital Partners Limited. BDC Capital will be Scarborough’s third career stop in the last three years.

Scarborough was a co-founder of Fronterra Ventures, a firm had tried to raise an oil and gas technology venture fund. She joined Kensington Capital Partners in Calgary in April 2015 while in the mid of fundraising.

Scarborough holds a B.Sc. and B.A. from the University of Calgary.

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