Our Team & Network


Venture Team

On a mission to find, invest in, and support Canada's best early-stage tech companies

Mark Skapinker

Managing Partner

Mark has been a serial entrepreneur and investor in the Canadian software industry since the inception of the personal computer in the 1980s.

Sophie Forest

Managing Partner

Being an entrepreneur herself and working to fund and grow early stage companies for over 20 years, Sophie knows venture inside and out.

Jacques Perreault

Senior Partner

Over the past 20 years, Jacques has played leading roles in the financing, management, and M&A of Canadian technology companies.

Éléonore Jarry-Ferron

Principal

Deeply rooted in the Canadian tech ecosystem, Éléonore is a key voice in our deal flow and venture decision process.

Nicolas Theriault

Venture intern

Nicolas is a fourth-year student at Western University currently enrolled both in the HBA and MSc in Digital Management programs at the Ivey Business School.


Dealer

Supporting our investor network with their venture capital investments 

Alexandre Cabrejo-Jones

Director, Investor Relations

Alex ensures investors get the guidance that they need to make informed investment decisions. He helps cultivate and engage with our investor network, and grows our presence across Canada and Internationally.


Operations Team

The Brightspark team is ambitious, curious and tech-obsessed

Ab Fadel

Head of Technology

Ab leads Brightspark's technology vision and product engineering. He's been building successful tech companies since he was a teenager.

Audrey Ostiguy

Compliance and Fund Operations

Audrey runs the operations of the Limited Partnerships and oversees Brightspark’s compliance initiatives.

Émilie Parker Jones

Marketing Director

Émilie spearheads Brightspark’s growth initiatives through product marketing, content, and events for the investor community.

Naomi Chun

Marketing Manager

As the Marketing Manager, Naomi owns various aspects of Brightspark's marketing, with a focus on the growth and engagement of our investor network.


Advisors

This extension of the Brightspark family brings invaluable expertise.

Tony Davis

CEO at Safrye Labs

Salim Teja

Partner at Radical Ventures

Mark Lahn

Finance Accounting Consultant

Ray Newal

Managing Director at Techstars India


CEOs of our portfolio companies

Frederic Lalonde

CEO, Hopper

Lindsey Goodchild

CEO, Nudge Rewards

Ben Zifkin

CEO, Hubba

Ian Collins

CEO, Wysdom.AI

Dr. Neil Sarkar

Co-founder, CEO and president, AdHawk Microsystems

Shawn Young

CEO, Classcraft

Tim Szeto

CEO, Nano Magnetics

Tony Mastronardi

Founder and CEO, BuyBack Booth

Daniel Cohen

CEO, Invivo AI

Hamid Alemohammad Ph.D., P.Eng

CEO and Co-Founder, AOMS Technologies

Rodolphe Barrere

CEO and Founder, Potloc

Amin Jadavji

CEO, Elevate Farms

Sam Poirier

CEO, Potential Motors

Nicolas Morency

CEO, PreVu3D


Alumni & Community

Alan Lysne

Previously CEO @ Cascada

Allen Lau

Previously co-founder @ Tira Wireless

Anthony Lipschitz

Previously CEO @ iStopOver

Elaine Kunda

Previously CEO @ B5 Media

Jamie True

Previously CEO @ Grapple Mobile

Leonard Brody

Previously CEO @ NowPublic

Mahshad Koohgoli

Previously CEO @ Protecode

Marcel Lebrun

Previously CEO @ Radian6

Matt Golden

Previously co-founder @ Tira Wireless

Randy Busch

Previously CEO @ Jazinga

Pierre Donaldson

Previously CEO @ nGuvu