With an award-winning career in wealth management at Desjardins, Melissa Allen, Capital M’s Founding Partner, began her professional career as a digital marketing expert, working with major technology brands, such as Torstar Digital and Google.

Combining her passions for tech and finance, Melissa entered the Venture Capital space in 2018, graduating from the Female Funder’s Angel Academy accelerator program. After becoming a first-time VC investor and Limited Partner in 2019, Melissa began lending her expertise as an advisor to startups and investment firms such as Bay Mills Investment Group before joining the Founder Institute VC Lab cohort #4 and charting her own path in venture capital.