Nomination of Robert Talbot at Anges Quebec Capital
Anges Québec Capital kicks off with the nomination of Robert Talbot as vice president for investment
(Quebec City, May 23, 2012) – Anges Québec Capital proudly announces the nomination of Robert Talbot as vice president for investment. This nomination marks the start of operations for the new Anges Québec Capital fund for innovative Québec companies.
Robert Talbot has more than 35 years of experience in growth investments in the IT and telecommunications industry. Before coming to Telesystem in 1995, where he was managing partner and vice president, investor relations for 16 years, he held a number of management positions with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada’s institutional fund managers, and was one of the founding members of its venture capital investment group. Robert Talbot continues to act as special advisor with Telesystem. For the past three years, he has collaborated with the SDÉVM(CLD), which works with young entrepreneurs in downtown Montreal.
Robert Talbot is very enthusiastic about joining Anges Québec Capital, ”I have always tried to help young entrepreneurs and to encourage start-ups that create jobs. They represent one of Québec’s driving economic forces. As vice president for investment, I can continue to work with a dynamic team of successful entrepreneurs who, as angel investors, have chosen to invest time and money in promising companies in the innovation sector. Being able to get involved and make a difference really squares with my values and personal goals.”
According to Serge Gouin, Anges Québec Capital chairman of the board, ”With the operational structure of Anges Québec Capital now in place, the arrival of Robert Talbot truly marks the start of our operations. We’re really pleased to have him onboard, because his extensive investment experience and in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation make him the perfect choice for this position.”
Anges Québec is a network of 100 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches innovative Québec enterprises with high growth potential. Anges Québec members invest their capital and expertise in the most promising start-up companies. In this capacity, Anges Québec works closely with a number of Québec leaders in the development and growth of technological innovations.
About the Anges Québec Capital fund
The Anges Québec Capital fund totals $30 M coming from a $20 M contribution from the Government of Québec through Investissement Québec and a $10 M investment from Anges Québec members. This support fund will help Anges Québec members invest more capital in innovative Québec companies at the start-up phase, and help them develop even more such promising business projects province wide.
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