Whitney Rockley new CVCA Chair

Whitney Rockley, co-founder and Managing Partner of McRock Capital, has been named as new Chair of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA).

Whitney, replacing Dave Mullen, becomes the first female Chair of CVCA since its inception in 1974.

“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”, stated Peter van der Velden, Managing General Partner of Lumira Capital and Past Chairman of the CVCA.

Co-founded by Whitney and Scott MacDonald, Toronto based McRock Capital manages the first dedicated Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) venture capital fund focused on the intersection of sensors and software in large industrial markets. Its backers include BDC Capital, EDC, Teralys Capital, Alberta Enterprise, HarbourVest, Kensington Capital Partners, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Cisco Systems, Électricité de France (EDF), Caterpillar, and Canadian family offices.

photo credit: McRock Capital and University of Waterloo