Sebastian Boisjoly joins Highline Beta as Executive Director, Montreal to lead corporate innovation initiatives and venture capital engagement in Quebec market.
Highline Beta, a leading new venture development and venture capital firm known for its unique corporate innovation model, announced today the launch of its first office in Montreal. As a Pan-Canadian Fund, Highline Beta will now focus on growing its footprint in Quebec, building on its work with RBC, AB InBev, Morneau Shepell, Aviva, and other global clients to develop Canadian investment, technology, and corporate innovation ecosystem from coast to coast.
This expansion will be led by Sebastian Boisjoly, who is joining Highline Beta as Executive Director, Montreal. With a background in VC investments and fund management, Boisjoly has played an active role in establishing several large investment funds as well as venture capital investments in a variety of industries at Investissement Quebec, and has served as Managing Director, FIER Partenaires’ fund of funds and FTEQ (Fonds de transfert des entreprises du Québec) loan fund. Boisjoly is a lawyer and holds a degree in Economics and Financial Management as well as a Master’s degree in Taxation from HEC Montréal. His past experience includes positions with national public accounting firms and board roles with Réseau Capital, the Québec Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
“I’m excited to bring Highline Beta to Montreal and work with Quebec corporations and the ecosystem partners to operationalize their innovation mandates and expand our model here,” said Boisjoly. “Approaching corporate innovation mandates with a portfolio strategy is our strength. We have 20+ people with extremely diverse and entrepreneurial skill sets, working with corporate clients and startups in delivery and innovation teams. We will be working with corporations to help them innovate and reach their goals through startup investments, while building out the innovation ecosystem here in Quebec, and accelerating our investments and co-creation work.”
In his Executive Director role, Boisjoly will build out operations, business and deal flow for our corporate clients, participate in key investments, and manage client and LP relationships, helping Highline Beta focus on new business opportunities in Quebec and in other Francophone markets.
“We are very excited about having a deeply committed Montrealer with unique VC industry expertise help to solidify our leadership in the Pan-Canadian innovation ecosystem.”
“We are very excited about having a deeply committed Montrealer with unique VC industry expertise help to solidify our leadership in the Pan-Canadian innovation ecosystem. Sebastian’s network and experience are going to be an important asset in the company’s growth plan both globally and for the region,” said Marcus Daniels, Highline Beta Founding Partner and CEO. “Establishing a Highline Beta Montreal office will allow us to bring our corporate-startup collaboration programs to Quebec and invest into innovation that will be headquartered in the province.” says Marcus Daniels, CEO of Highline Beta. “We will now be covering Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, in addition to New York. And now, with Montreal on our roster, we will continue to explore and build corporate innovation ecosystems in Canada and globally.”
About Highline Beta
Highline Beta develops and funds new ventures with forward-thinking global enterprises. Combining the industry experience of enterprises, agility of startups, and methodology of investors, Highline Beta is building a new model for corporate innovation and venture capital. We help assess market and industry opportunities, kickstart pilots and commercial deals, initiate strategic collaborations and spark venture investment to unlock innovation and drive growth. Read more: https://highlinebeta.com/