Montreal, August 24, 2021 – Cycle Capital, a leading cleantech venture capital platform, announces the addition of two new resources as part of its impact investing team expansion.
Alia Drouin (on the left side of the picture) joins the team as Director of Impact Investing and Public Relations. As such, she contributes to the assessment, tracking and reporting of the portfolio companies’ progress in terms of impact and assists with Cycle Capital platform’s public relations efforts.
Alia previously worked as an investment officer for an impact investment fund and a microfinance and social entrepreneurship analyst for the BNP Paribas Group in Paris. She holds a Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School and an MBA from Seoul National University. She also participated to the EIT Climate-KIC program – a EU climate innovation initiative created to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon and resilient world.
Maya Hassa (on the right side of the picture) joins the team as an Analyst. As such, she contributes to all aspects of deal flow from investment sourcing and analysis to deal execution.
Maya previously worked in a cleantech venture capital firm where she was responsible for conducting due diligence and market analysis of early stage companies in the clean energy, agtech and smart mobility sectors. Maya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Renewable Resource Management from McGill University and is in the process of obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. She is also a Fellow of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and a member of Canadian Women in VC Champions Program.
“The expansion of our impact investing team is the result of the continued growth of our platform over the past 12 years. As we’re about to launch new projects, we are thrilled to welcome Alia and Maya – two new talented women with unique sets of expertise ” says Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner of Cycle Capital.
About Cycle Capital
Cycle Capital is an impact investor and the largest private cleantech venture capital investment platform in Canada with $ 0.5 billion under management. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and Qingdao, mainland China, and a presence in New York and Seattle, Cycle Capital invests across North America and China in growing and commercializing companies that have developed technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and optimizing resources and processes. Cycle Capital is the founder of Cycle Momentum Accelerator and Canadian co-chair of the Beyond the Billion initiative – an international campaign to mobilize a consortium of investors who support female founders.
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