Innovacorp is Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization. It works to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. The goal is to help those start-ups commercialize their technologies and succeed in the global marketplace. Target industries include information technology, life sciences, clean technology and ocean technology.
Early stage investment is at the core of Innovacorp’s business model. The team also gives entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities, expert advice and other support to help accelerate their companies. Innovacorp’s vision is that this region will become one of the top 10 start-up ecosystems in the world.
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Investment leads Innovacorp’s venture capital activity and team of investment professionals, overseeing the risk capital commitments for opportunities that offer the best potential for market success and return on investment. Innovacorp’s investment objectives seek to align Nova Scotia’s risk capital environment with that of other jurisdictions. The organization leads the way in investing in high-potential pre-seed and seed venture-grade opportunities, securing private sector co-investment and fostering conditions that position entrepreneurs for success.
As the ideal candidate, you have at least 10 years’ experience in the venture capital industry, managing successful investments in technology sectors with multiple exits under your belt. A skilled mentor with a ‘player-coach’ leadership style, you have proven experience leading a highly driven and capable investment team. You have broad knowledge of our core sectors and enthusiasm for innovation and technology commercialization.
It is an exciting time to be part of Nova Scotia’s start-up ecosystem. With tremendous support from the private sector, local universities, and the surrounding ecosystem, Innovacorp is at the centre of government’s economic strategy for Nova Scotia.
If intrinsic satisfaction from growing successful entrepreneurs and economy-building companies is what drives you, please contact Shardeigh McGillivray via email@example.com.
If interested, please apply here.