Michelle McBane takes us through her experience as a VC in Toronto and what you can do to standout when pitching investors. She provides a ton of actionable advice surrounding your pitch deck, founding team, and company. Whether you dream of securing a big investment or becoming a VC yourself, Michelle has insights for you!
Co-Founder & Managing Director, StandUp Ventures
Michelle is the co-founder and Managing Director of StandUp Ventures, an early-stage fund investing in technology companies started by women.
StandUp Ventures leverages the MaRS IAF platform where Michelle invested in more than 40 early-stage ventures. Michelle is a seasoned executive with more than 19 years of venture capital experience. She is a board member at tealbook and a board observer for several portfolio companies, including Sampler, Nudge Rewards and Bridgit. She also contributes to the ecosystem as a volunteer advisor to several organizations including Ryerson DMZ, Techstars, NEXT Canada, CIX, CVCA D&I Committee and #MoveTheDial. Michelle holds an MBA from McMaster University and a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.