Archive for May 6th, 2012

On the Move: Ben Forcier Joins Espresso Capital Partners

Experienced tech veteran, director, advisor, and former VC joins innovative technology financing firm

First published at Espresso Capital Partners
Written by Gary Yurkovich, Managing General Partner at Espresso Capital Partners

Espresso Capital welcomed Ben Forcier as Partner with primary responsibility for Atlantic Canada. Ben has extensive experience in technology finance as aformer VC partner, investor relations professional, finance professional, and Director on technology company boards. His background and experience provide a welcome addition to Espresso’s unique technology financing solutions in venture lending.

Ben began his career at BCE Inc. in treasury management which then led him to roles in business development and venture investment at Bell Canada and BCE Capital (VC). More recently, he was Vice-President of Investment of Innovacorp, a seed and early stage venture capital fund and start up incubator.  At Innovacorp, Ben secured co-investors participating in rounds of financing that totaled over $35 million, put in place a successful EIR program and expanded Innovacorp’s scope by implementing a strategic fund of funds investment strategy.

In addition to his duties at Espresso Capital, Ben is also an advisor to a number of technology companies in Atlantic Canada and is on the Board of Nova Scotia-based Medusa Medical Technologies. Originally from Montreal, Ben is based in Halifax and has been living with his wife and two kids in Nova Scotia for the last 9 years. During the summer months, Ben spends time with his family along the Northumberland Strait in New Brunswick or golfing in the Dieppe-Moncton area.