Michelle McBane is passionate about working with amazing technology entrepreneurs. As the Managing Director of StandUp Ventures, she leads investments in early-stage technology companies led or co-led by women founders. Michelle is a skilled business professional with over 25 years of combined operational and venture capital experience. Her background includes 20 years of venture capital investing in early-stage companies as well as sales and marketing roles in both engineering and scientific industries. Notable investments include Maple, Figure1, Sampler, Nudge Rewards, tealbook, Bridgit, Coconut Sofware and Profound Medical. Past exits include Cytochroma (acquired by OPKO), Forbius (acquired by BMS), Rubikloud (acquired by Kinaxis), Rank (acquired by Arctic Wolf) and Locationary (acquired by Apple). Prior to StandUp, Michelle was a venture investor with MaRS IAF, VG Partners and Primaxis Technology Ventures.
She is active in the technology community and volunteers with several organizations in the community including the Biomedical Zone at Ryerson, a volunteer with the Next 36, Techstars and CIX and an instructor in the entrepreneurship department at Ryerson University.