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Sophie Forest (she/her)

Partner, Brightspark Ventures

Ingenious VC with a special flair in identifying talented entrepreneurs. Sophie has an incredible read on people. Obsessed with winning, she sees and creates opportunities that most people miss. Rare experience in B2C and e-commerce. A pioneer in the industry and a leading investor, she’s a role model to many. Sophie has been involved in the Canadian Venture Capital Industry more than 25 years. She worked for Caisse de Dépots et Placements for seven years, managing a large portfolio of VC investments internationally with assets of close to one billion $. Since 2003, Sophie has been a managing partner with Brightspark, an early stage venture capital firm. Sophie was involved in a number of successful VC backed companies including Touchtunes, Servicesoft, Think Dynamics, Raidan6, Protecode, Jewlr and Hopper. Sophie is also a Board member of Centech in Montréal and is an independent Board member for Interac inc.

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