General Partner & CFO, TandemLaunch
Émilie has over 15 years of experience holding executive positions in public and private companies. Starting her career as a chartered accountant at KPMG, she has led finance functions for technology companies such as CGI, Softimage and Averna Technologies. Emilie then joined TandemLaunch in early 2012. TandemLaunch creates, incubates and accelerates early-stage technology start-ups based on inventions from the world’s top universities in the areas of artificial intelligence, computer vision, and advanced sensors. They provide their ventures with investment capital, operational infrastructure, industry connections and active management support. Using this unique venture formation process, TandemLaunch has created 25+ hardware and software companies with broad impact in the consumer technology industry. Since joining the company, TandemLaunch has more than doubled every year, raising three funds and more than $150M in third party financing.
Émilie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from McGill University, a graduate diploma from HEC. In addition to her role at TandemLaunch, Émilie is on the board of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and the proud mother of three young kids.
Receiving funding from an investor can be a gamechanger for a startup founder; it prolongs their runway, accelerates their development, and enables their team to grow. But more broadly, when local companies secure capital, especially in response to existing markets or emerging opportunities, it creates new jobs in the region, boosts income and drives the […]