July 13, 2023

In collaboration with

Pender Ventures 1

Unlock Your Investment Potential at FundFest

FundFest, presented by Pender Ventures, in collaboration with RBCx, KRB Law, and BNC is a half-day conference for venture capital investors. Created with the spirit of Startupfest-meaning informed and entertaining content, presented by a diverse group of speakers, with a Montreal summer vibe-FundFest is one of the most highly anticipated Premium Events of the summer.

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What you can expect

FundFest is framed around the three main phases in the venture capital life cycle: raising funds, deploying capital and delivering returns. Or as we like to refer to them: get the money, invest the money, return the money. Panels and keynotes will touch on all three areas, with speakers representing both the venture capital investor (VC) and fund investor (LP) viewpoint, and providing perspectives relevant to Canadian VC and the broader North American context.

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July 13

5:15 PM


Welcome to FundFest!

Join host Isaac Souweine as he outlines what's in store for the afternoon.
Pender Ventures

5:25 PM


Opening keynote

Details coming soon

5:45 PM


Get the money: How to be "Institutional Ready"

Hear from three leading LPs on what they look for when partnering with new managers as well as best practices for maintaining institutional relationships.
Managing Director
HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Limited

6:15 PM


Invest the money: Startup Studios - productizing the venture model

Can venture creation be productized? In this panel, leading studio practitioners will reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the studio model.
Founding Partner
Highline Beta
Diagram Ventures

6:45 PM


Networking Break

7:10 PM


Invest the money: The view from corporate: How CVCs see the world

Corporate venture capital (CVC) has long been an important component of the venture scene. This panel will share insights on how CVCs approach investment, collaboration and value creation.

7:40 PM


Invest the Money

Details coming soon
3L Capital
General Partner
2048 Ventures
General Partner
Panache Ventures

8:10 PM


Return the money

The final phase of the venture cycle is creating liquidity through exits. In this panel, we will hear from investors and other players in the value chain on how to best support portfolio companies to deliver high impact returns See More.
Managing Partner
Pender Ventures

8:55 PM


That's a wrap!


Ron J. Williams

Partner, Co-Created

Isaac Souweine

Partner, Pender Ventures

Senia Rapisarda

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners (Canada) Limited

Neha Khera

General Partner, 2048 Ventures

Jodi Kessler

Partner, 3L Capital

Amelie Foz-Couture

Partner, Diagram Ventures

Ben Yoskovitz

Founding Partner, Highline Beta

Maria Pacella

Managing Partner, Pender Ventures

Chris Neumann

General Partner, Panache Ventures

James Povitz

Principal, NAVentures


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