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Emmanuelle Coppinger (she/her)

Managing Partner, Front Row Ventures

This speaker is exclusively speaking at GPFest.

Emmanuelle is passionate about new technologies and the ability of startups to improve society. She mentors and sits on the advisory boards of different early-stage startups. She is the Managing Partner of Front Row Ventures (“FRV”), Canada’s leading university focused VC firm with a presence in more than 20 campuses across Canada. With the recent closing of their pan Canadian oversubscribed $5.5M fund, FRV has become the largest pool of capital in Canada exclusively dedicated to investing in student-led startups.

Emmanuelle is a community leader. She built the Canadian chapter and has been the Ambassador for Canada of Women in AI (WAI), a non-profit do-tank whose mission is to increase female representation and participation in AI. She helped build Next AI Montreal, an early stage AI-focused accelerator, as the Director of Ventures, mainly in charge of the startups recruitment, portfolio management, founders growth as well as investors and mentors relationships.
Before that, she founded a travel accessories brand that she ran for 8 years and a non-profit to help promote blood platelets donation towards students. She holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School (Paris) and started her career in auditing in France, followed by 3 years in investment banking in Australia.
As managing partner of Front Row Ventures, she practices her demonstrated passion for venture backing, mentoring, and community building. Emmanuelle’s vision for FRV is to make it THE foundational platform supporting the next generation of tech talent in Canada.


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