Nicole LeBlanc is Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech at BDC Capital. In this position, she leads BDC’s seed stage investment activity under the Venture Accelerator Program and the Women Venture Accelerator Program.
Nicole has over 15 years of experience as a financial and investment professional, with a focus on early‑stage financing opportunities and ecosystem development. Before joining BDC Capital, she was Director of Finance for New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) where she played a central role in their internal and external reporting, business development and investment activities. She actively worked with the portfolio companies, providing advisory services and support to early‑stage companies in a variety of industries.
A dynamic member of the Maritime start‑up community, Nicole also worked as an investment analyst with the First Angel Network and as a contract CFO and COO with many IT and Medtech companies in Nova Scotia. Nicole began her career as a staff accountant and later controller at Ganong Bros. Ltd., where she participated in all aspects of the company’s financial and management accounting functions.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick and the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.