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Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister

Managing Partner, Real Ventures

About Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister was the first woman to lead one of Canada’s largest early-stage VC firms. Bannister has served on the Real Ventures team since 2014, where she led investments in companies, including BenchSci and League. She is the founder of online marketplace Kijiji, and has served in roles at eBay, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and McKinsey & Co. Her work has focused on marketplaces, FinTech, artificial intelligence in enterprise settings, and the future of work.

Real is a venture capital firm that believes in supporting founders from day one and helping them scale themselves as they scale their businesses. A leading source of capital for early-stage Canada-based tech companies.