Joseph Regan |Managing Partner, BDC’s Industrial Innovation Venture Fund. Toronto
Joseph (Joe) Regan is Managing Partner for BDC’s Industrial Innovation Venture Fund. In this role, Joe leads the $250 million Fund, which focuses on addressing key underserved, yet high potential industrial sectors in Canada, such as ag/food tech, resource tech, and advanced manufacturing. With a venture career that spans over two decades, Joe brings deep venture capital expertise to the Fund. He joined BDC in 2019 from Export Development Canada where he led the cleantech investment strategy and launched their internal seed investment fund. Previously, Joe was Founding Managing Partner at Bioenterprise Capital, where he created the direction and strategy for an ag-tech venture fund positioned to accelerate agricultural and food-related innovation. Prior to that, he held Vice President positions at GrowthWorks Capital and Ventures West. Joe has directly invested several hundred million dollars and served as a member of the Board of Directors of over thirty private and public companies. Those investees have subsequently raised over $1 Billion, resulting in multiple IPOs and numerous successful exits. Joe has an Honours B.Sc. (with Distinction) from the University of Guelph and an MBA from McMaster University.