Founder and Managing Partner
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Andrée-Lise, founder and Managing Partner at Cycle Capital Management, has 20 years of experience in venture capital, management and engineering. She has set up an investment platform specialized in cleantechs totaling more than 230 million dollars and which brings together industrial, institutional and strategic investors. Through her carreer, she developed a network of top-notch partnerships, from businesses, industrials and environmental backgrounds.
In addition to serving on portfolio companies’ boards of directors, she is the founder and Chairperson of the Board of Ecofuel Accelerator, member of the Board of Directors and of the Investment Committee of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and member of the board of Transition énergétique Québec(TEQ). She is also Écotech Québec’s co-founder, Honorary Chairperson and president of the financing committee, co-founder of SWITCH, the Alliance for a green economy, sits on Société québécoise des infrastructures and Fonds Capital Culture Québec and the Institut de cardiologie de Montréal Boards’ of Directors. She is also a member of the External Advisory Committee to the Vice-Principal Research and International Relations (VPRIR) at McGill University and member of the Private Sector Advisory Board for the Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada. She co-chaired a Task Force under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). She has chaired and has been a member of many panels of judges, in particular the Grand Prix du génie-conseil québécois, the Canadian Consulting Engineers Awards (ACEC) and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2011, Andrée-Lise was recognized as one of Canada’s Clean16 and was named La Presse/Radio-Canada Personality of the week, while in 2013 Andrée-Lise was named one of the Top 20 cleantech investors by CleanTechnica and amongst the most influential women in sustainable development and in the cleantech industry by Corporate Knight.
Prior to founding Cycle Capital Management, Ms. Méthot created the first Quebec-based venture capital fund specializing in the Cleantech sector, namely the Fonds d’investissement en développement durable (FIDD) which gave birth to Cycle Capital. She also launched a fund specializing in sustainable development, the “Fonds d’action québécois pour le développement durable (FAQDD)”. Among others, she previously worked at Groupe Axor, CINBIOSE, and at the Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité du Travail (CSST), Québec’s Workplace Health and Safety Board.
She has a Master’s degree in Science from the Université de Montréal and a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from Université Laval. She also studied atmospheric physics at the Université du Québec à Montréal.