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Rhiannon Davies (she/her)

Founding & Managing Partner , Sandpiper Ventures

Rhiannon has created, acquired and led companies in Europe, Asia, South and North America, including as CEO of GVSC BV, which she built to become a $2B revenue subsidiary of multi-national eyecare giant, GrandVision. She was a member of the executive and board of directors that took PE-backed GrandVision public on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, raising $1.5B in one of the top 10 global IPOs of the year. Prior to this role, Rhiannon served as the VP in charge of operations during the CAD$18B sale and integration of international specialized nutrition and medical device manufacturer Royal Numico B.V by Groupe Danone. Rhiannon has held board roles in non-profits, crown corporations, start-ups and publicly traded multi-nationals. An active investor and mentor, Rhiannon is motivated by the enormous untapped opportunity of investing in women-owned technology companies as an underrepresented demographic that is overperforming. Rhiannon is a founding and managing partner of Sandpiper Ventures, a seed-stage VC fund investing in Canadian technology companies.

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