Montreal, April 6, 2022 – With excitement and open arms, Cycle Capital welcomes Benoit Forcier back to the Cycle Capital family, where he will be leading Where he will be leading a new international fund. Benoit brings 27 years of experience in corporate finance, venture capital and business development, including 15 years of technology and venture capital investing throughout Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada, and the U.S.
Benoit returns to Cycle Capital after four years at BDC as part of the Cleantech Practice where he played an instrumental role in supporting high-impact cleantech companies to successfully scale and advised them on fundraising, operations and strategy.
Before joining BDC, Benoit was a Partner at Cycle Capital, where he was the investment lead and board member of six portfolio companies across three funds. Before that, he was VP of Investment at Innovacorp, Nova Scotia’s crown corporation in early-stage venture capital. In his role, Benoit managed the VC fund, sourced angel and institutional co-investors, and led the creation of a new early-stage regional venture capital fund. Benoit started his career in the telecom sector with BCE Inc., followed by Telesystem International Wireless. His responsibilities included business development, venture and corporate investment, strategic alliances and risk and treasury management.
“Benoit brings years of experience in venture capital and cleantech. We’re excited to have him come back to the organization to lead a new initiative very dear to us, which will be announced shortly.” – Andrée-Lise Méthot, founder & managing partner
Benoit holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, and he also completed graduate studies in Finance in the Master of Science program at Concordia University. Dedicated to applying his experience gained across multiple industries to help strengthen the cleantech sector from its base in Canada, Cycle Capital is excited to, once again, count on Benoit in our mission of scaling impactful innovation.