Sophie Forest, Managing Partner of Brightspaks Ventures, was recognized as the Angel of the Year with an award presented at the 2017 NACO World Angel Investment Summit Gala. The award, sponsored by BDC Capital, recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the evolution of angel investing in Canada.
Forest’s 20 years of innovative leadership in the industry has been fundamental in shaping the Canadian early stage investing landscape. Since joining Brightspark in 2003, Forest has led and managed more than 50 investments in technology companies. She played an especially key role in growing Radian6, acquired in 2011 by Salesforce for US$326 million. Prior to Brightspark, Forest was a partner at CDP Capital Technology Ventures. Forest was also the first woman to have one the Angel of the Year Award.