Café Croissant with Anges Québec - The role of the angels in the development of our biotechs

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Café Croissant with Anges Québec - The role of the angels in the development of our biotechs

Café Croissant with Geneviève Tanguay from Anges Québec

Take part in the discussion about the role of angels in the development of our Quebec biotechs. How could they support you?


Anges Québec: an overview

In 2007, Québec businessman Richard Bruno returned to Montreal after several years working in Chicago, where he discovered the concept of "angel groups" : networks of high-net-worth individuals who invest capital in high-growth potential startups.

While the concept of angel groups was very popular in the U.S., Richard Bruno was surprised to learn that it did not yet exist in Québec. So he said to himself, why not here?

He then took upon himself to recruit the expertise of former business partners whom he knew passionate about entrepreneurship and investment: Louis Saint-Jacques, Nathalie Beauregard and Martin Duchaîne. Together, they set up an organization which, a year later, would be known as Anges Québec.

Ten years later, Anges Québec has become a leader in the Québec early stage investment ecosystem. To date, their 230 members have invested more than $ 117M in the Québec economy, couting more than 157 companies in its portfolio.

Their mission

Anges Québec's mission is to contribute to the growth of Québec's companies of tomorrow by injecting value-added capital.

Learn more about Anges Québec


Presented by: 

Geneviève Tanguay


Geneviève Tanguay has more than 20 years of experience in Investment and has participated in the completion of numerous transactions in several innovative sectors, particularly in Life Sciences. She was Director of Investments at the Fonds de Solidarité from 2008 to 2017, the largest Quebec network for development and venture capital investment in Quebec. In August 2018, Geneviève was appointed head of corporate development at Biron Groupe Santé and in October 2020, Geneviève became the first woman to hold the position of CEO of Anges Québec.

Her various functions have enabled him to sit on several boards of directors of private companies and to invest in the strategy and development of these companies. Very involved in her community, Geneviève has sat on several boards of directors of non-profit organizations, including that of the prestigious Institute of Directors of Companies I.A.S. Finally, she has been a Member of the Board of Directors of VIA Rail since August 2017 and, among others, a Member of the Audit Committee and of the Stakeholder Relations Committee.

Geneviève holds a bachelor's degree in finance from HEC Montréal.


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