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Sophie Forest

Position: 
Managing Partner
Organization: 
Brightspark

Sophie has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech venture capital industry. She has been Brightspark’s managing partner since 2003. Brightspark is the leading early stage Internet, media and software venture capital firm in Canada. Prior to joining Brightspark, she was a partner at CDP Capital Technology Ventures, a subsidiary of la Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, a position she held since 1996.
She has led or overseen more than 50 investments in technology companies in Canada and abroad over the past 15 to 20 years. Sophie played a pivotal role in the investment, growth and exit of Radian6, one of the most successful technology exits in Canadian history. As co-CEO of Brightspark 3.0, Sophie helped develop Internet solutions that led to the creation and growth of Jewlr.com and iStopOver.com.
Sophie sits on the Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada. She is a member of the Women in Technology Advisory Board for YES Canada. She also sits on the Board of Directors of a number of companies, including Hopper, eXludus, Jewlr, Jazinga and others. Sophie is a Managing Partner of Brightspark and is based in Brightspark’s Montreal office.