Our Team

Michelle McBane

Managing Director
Michelle joined the venture world when she was seconded (having no idea what that meant at the time) to an early-stage fund. She found the people she loves collaborating with and launched StandUp to make sure she could do it every day. She's happiest hanging with her family or swimming in the ocean with all of the beautiful fish.
Michelle McBane

Lauren Epstein

Principal
A former litigation lawyer, Lauren has invested in Canadian companies from Angel to Series E but is truly passionate about high-potential Seed Stage ventures. She is an avid power weightlifter, which helps her keep up with her husband and 2 young kids.
Lauren Epstein

Lucas Perlman

Senior Associate
Lucas has spent his career supporting and investing in early stage companies in Canada and in East Africa. He’s a CPA, and is a sucker for some good SaaS metrics. Lucas is a die hard Montreal Canadiens fan, but currently resides in enemy territory (Toronto).
Lucas Perlman

Katheleen Eva

Senior Analyst
A Venture for Canada alumni and Director of their angel investments program, Katheleen has a background in neuroscience and building venture-backed startups. She is deeply passionate about enabling more equitable access to entrepreneurship, and is regularly roasted for her apparently unlimited collection of Patagonia pullovers and yet contrarian attitude towards Twitter.
Katheleen Eva

Jessica Weisz

Venture Partner
Jess uses a cornucopia of experience from the business world (from McKinsey consultant to SaaS operator to social enterprise founder) to help companies be both profitable and socially good. Her happy place is either cooking a big meal or being with her wonderful partner and toddler. She's also got a pretty cool blog - Rule Breaker.
Jessica Weisz

Isabella Brodeur

Junior Analyst
Isabella Brodeur