I help make other people's ideas happen. I do this by helping people make better investment decisions, connecting people to resources and each other, and communicating information and vision - this moves money. My goal is to empower people to make impact angel investments confidently and passionately.
I am passionate about bridging the gap between investors and entrepreneurs, frequently translating the needs of both to move people closer together and form meaningful investment relationships. I am particularly focused on encouraging and supporting more women to make investment decisions that support the development of women and social entrepreneurs.
My work in the finance and investment sectors spans fifteen years and three cities. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 with Deloitte in Toronto and advised management teams and private equity investors as a corporate financier with Deloitte in London, UK. In 2002, I obtained my Chartered Financial Analyst designation and developed my career as an investment banker, structuring and financing multi-million Euro real estate transactions with Hypo Real Estate Bank and ABN AMRO Bank in London.
In 2009 and 2010, I helped social entrepreneurs launch their businesses by advising on their business models and financing strategy and I worked with impact investors to move more capital to enterprises with a social mission through my own consulting firm. I relocated to Vancouver in 2011 and implemented a high impact lending and investing program for Vancity. In 2012, I started Pique Ventures, an investment advisory business that helps successful, values-driven women make investments in entrepreneurial ventures.
"Bonnie is passionate and deeply committed to her work. I was impressed with her ability to see the big picture and bring innovative ideas to the table. She has a refreshing commitment to collaboration and transparency, rare qualities to find in the finance industry. She takes initiative at both the strategic and tactical level, and can be counted on to get things done. Bonnie is a thought leader in her field, and I look forward to seeing what she does next!" (Social Financier, Vancouver).
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