Managing Director, Standup Ventures and Senior Investment Director, MaRS IAF
Michelle is passionate about working with amazing technology entrepreneurs applying disruptive technologies to solve problems in enterprise, health and consumer markets. Michelle is a skilled business professional with many years of combined operational and venture capital experience. Her background includes 16 years of venture capital investing early-and later-stage companies in ICT and Health, managerial and product development experience as well as sales and marketing roles in both engineering and scientific industries. As a Senior Investment Director at the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund and Managing Director at StandUp Ventures, she leads investments in early-stage companies health and technology companies. Michelle is currently an Observer on the Board of Directors of several companies including Sampler, Matter and Form, tealbook, Bridgit, Maple, Nudge Rewards and OMX. She is also an investor in Figure1 and Rubikloud who have raised substantial follow-on financings. Past exits include Cytochroma (acquired by OPKO) and Locationary (acquired by Apple). She also an Instructor at Ryerson University teaching in the Entrepreneurship stream.Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from McMaster University and Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.