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IFB – Investing in Women and Children’s Health for Market Rate Returns

By Rianta Capital


Online and Switzerland

Date & time

06 October 2020



06 October 2020

About this event

The Case Of Cross Border Impact Ventures

Women’s and children’s health technology is a vastly underinvested sector. An estimated 12 million women’s and children’s lives will be lost between 2018 and 2030 without more investment in this area. The sector is typically associated with charitable giving and investors often describe it as too niche or less appealing compared to other areas of impact investing. Annie Thériault, Managing Partner of Cross-Border Impact Ventures, will discuss this challenge and how Cross-Border Impact Ventures seeks to capitalize on this large untapped market to generate market returns, while also saving and improving lives in high and low & middle income country markets.

Annie will also discuss how Cross-Border Impact Ventures is forming a long-term partnership with Grand Challenges Canada, a non-for-profit impact-first funder, to achieve its impact ambitions.

Join us on October 6, 2020 at 3pm CET to learn more about:

  • Attractive investment areas in women, children and adolescent health technology applications with potential to meet needs in both high income and developing markets;
  • An overview of recent M&A market trends in women’s and children’s health technology; and
  • How to align interests between a for-profit and non-for-profit entity for the long-term.

Background: Annie Theriault is an experienced investor and lender across multiple sectors and stages who is also a founding member of The Big Push, an accelerator for women-led tech companies, and is an advisor to the CEO of FrontFundr, a Canadian fintech company. She gained her experience as a lender while consulting with a US-based fintech company specializing in accounts receivable financing and term loans to CPG companies and as a senior executive for Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp., a Toronto-based publicly traded royalty finance company focused on revenue-based financing in the technology and technology-enable services sectors. Prior to focusing on debt products, Annie built a strong track-record as a venture capitalist as a senior investor with two venture capital teams, first with Northwater Capital Management’s Intellectual Property Funds and subsequently with Export Development Canada’s venture capital team where she was an instrumental lead investor and board member/observer for portfolio companies she helped raise multi-million dollar rounds of debt and equity financing. Annie spent her early career in capital markets primarily focusing on quantitative products and traded assets.

Annie obtained her Ph.D. in Management from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, is a CFA Charterholder and holds the ICD.D designation. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Chemistry from Mount Allison University.

Please click on the link to join this virtual Impact for Breakfast session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-CtqzsrHdx4TV46bxjx-CI8oiloGhrJ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

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