Anges Québec

Meet some of our members


Investisseurs en série

  • Antony Acciari

    Antony is an experienced angel investor and corporate director with 25 years of private equity experience. He works closely with entrepreneurs, management teams, boards of directors and institutional shareholders to develop and implement successful strategies across multiple sectors. 

    He has led numerous investments in startup, growth capital, LBO and turnaround situations involving major strategic and organizational changes, mergers and acquisitions and liquidity events. 

    What added value can you bring to entrepreneurs as an investor? 

    Having been involved in a number of startups, I help the entrepreneur align business strategy, product-market fit, human resources and finance. 



  • Heather Adelson

    Heather has a background in private equity, angel investing and philanthropy. As a passionate investor, she has spent the last 30 years investing in and developing businesses, with several angel investments and a portfolio that includes private equity, venture capital and funds of funds. 


  • Nathalie Marcoux

    Nathalie has been a chartered accountant and Vice-President, Finance, at Capinabel Inc. a private management company, since 2001. She has also held several positions at Transcontinental Inc. including Director of Investor Relations, member of the Finance Reengineering team and member of the Internal Audit team. Nathalie is a member of the Advisory Board of Tandemlaunch, an investment fund that finds, deploys and commercializes emerging technologies from the world's most prestigious universities, in partnership with leading consumer electronics brands. 

    What added value can you bring to entrepreneurs as an investor? 

    In addition to the financial contribution, I share with entrepreneurs my network and my experience acquired in an entrepreneurial family and in a public company. What's more, I encourage them to question their business models and execution strategies by asking thought-provoking questions. 


  • Frédéric Bastien

    Frederic is an investor, serial entrepreneur and people leader with extensive international experience. He is passionate about innovation and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. His successes span the entire mobile Internet space, with both startups and large corporations. 

    In addition to investing as an angel investor in a growing portfolio of seed and early-stage technology companies, Fred is the co-founder and managing partner of Amiral Ventures, a new venture capital fund focused on large-scale technology companies in Quebec. 

    How do you get involved with entrepreneurs? 

    I usually take a fairly active role with entrepreneurs, whether formally (Board of Directors, advisory board) or informally. This opportunity to make a difference plays a big part in my investment decisions. 

  • Marc-Antoine Cantin

    Marc-Antoine Cantin is a passionate entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in business and finance. With a Bachelor of Business Administration from McGill University, he began his career with Ernst & Young before co-founding SBI - Fabricant de Poêles International Inc. in 1999, a company that has become one of North America's leading manufacturers of stoves and fireplaces, with over 300 employees and an international presence.

    Marc-Antoine plays a central role in our network, generously sharing his expertise with entrepreneurs and angels alike, notably through enriching training courses.

    He particularly admires companies whose management has a global strategy and whose values foster the development of exceptional workplaces.

    What added value can you bring to entrepreneurs as an investor? 

    I don't consider myself a venture capital expert, but I'm increasingly well positioned to advise entrepreneurs on their financing rounds and governance structure. I've been an entrepreneur myself for almost 25 years. My strength is really that of an advisor who can bring concrete ideas and solutions to entrepreneurs in their business strategy. 

  • Marc Hughes

    With over 30 years' experience in the technology field, Marc has been Executive Vice-President of iconic companies such as Berclain (Baan), Mediagrif and Taleo (Oracle) and V-NEO (GFT), contributing to their success.

    As a founding member and Executive Vice-President of V-NEO, he was at the heart of the digital transformation of insurance companies in Canada and Europe. Following GFT's acquisition of V-NEO, he held the strategic position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Canada.

    Today, Marc leverages his expertise as a strategic advisor, sitting on several boards of directors and investing as a member of Anges Québec.

    With a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, he has a deep admiration for companies and entrepreneurs with a clear vision and unparalleled ability to execute.

    What excites you most about your role as an investor?

    What excites me most in my role as an investor is seeing entrepreneurs realize their vision and grow their businesses. I often compare setting up a company to bringing up a child: you have to guide it, respect its uniqueness and give it guidance. One day, that company may become bigger than its founders themselves, which is incredibly gratifying to see.

Experts sectoriels

  • Manon Boisclair

    With over 20 years' experience in international management positions at NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical companies (Merck, Novartis, Celgene and Intercept) in the US, Canada and Europe, Manon specializes in understanding the pre-IPO journey of early-stage companies and the transitions required to successfully scale up. 

    She has extensive experience in global operations and medical/marketing strategy, having worked on several blockbusters as well as early-stage compounds in various therapeutic areas. 

    She is also involved in private equity as a seasoned angel investor with a strong background in corporate development, governance and Series A and B fundraising. 

  • Michel Lussier

     Michel is a serial entrepreneur in the field of medical technology and cell therapy. 

    He is co-founder and Chairman of Celyad Oncology SA (Euronext & Nasdaq: CYAD), a clinical-stage biotech company based in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, and New York, USA, focused on the discovery and development of chimeric antigen receptors for the treatment of infectious diseases. 

    What excites you most about your role as an investor? 

    My greatest satisfaction comes from helping entrepreneurs realize their dream of improving patient health. Too many startups fail for the wrong reasons. I hope to be able to contribute to improving the success rate and better use of their resources, both financial and human, of start-ups and larger companies that are reinventing themselves

  • Louis-Martin Rousseau

    Louis-Martin has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal since 2003. 

    Since the late 90s, his research has focused on hybridizing classical operations research techniques and artificial intelligence methods to solve problems related to transportation logistics, scheduling optimization and healthcare resources. 

    Recently, he co-founded Gray Oncology Solutions, a company derived from university research, dedicated to improving processes related to cancer treatment. 

    What added value can you bring to entrepreneurs as an investor? 

    I bring a scientific and rigorous vision to the development of technological solutions. I can help entrepreneurs determine the right level of technological sophistication they need, between over-simplistic solutions and academic research.