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Connecting Women With Capital with Janet Bannister – February 25th 2020

It’s never been a better time to be a woman entrepreneur in Canada, as Janet Bannister, Partner at Real Ventures will tell you!

Janet is a Partner at Real Ventures, a leading source of capital for entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of leading tech companies. Janet has led investments in over a dozen companies and works actively with founders to help them build large, industry-defining companies.

Not only is that, but Janet is also very active in the Canadian tech ecosystem; she is on the Board of Communitech in Waterloo and Vector Institute in Toronto as well as the Toronto
Region Board of Trade. She is also an active advisor at MoveTheDial, DMZ, Creative Destruction Lab and the Research Board of the University Health Network. In 2004, Janet launched Kijiji.ca and grew it to become one of the most visited
websites in Canada.

“More capital is definitely going into the hands of women, which is very exciting – I’d say at least 3-5 times the amount.”

In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Ceridian, Janet discusses the importance of bringing funding to women entrepreneurs everywhere, and how best to pursue it.

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