Magaly Charbonneau


Magaly has over 25 years of experience as an accomplished entrepreneur, operator and investor. Before joining Inovia Capital, she was Chief Operating Officer and investor at PasswordBox (Acquired by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)) and VP WW Sales and investor at (Acquired by Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX)), investor and board member at Anomalous Networks Inc. (acquired by TANGO (NSDAQ:TNGO)). Magaly’s advice is regularly sought-after by local entrepreneurs and she currently serves as a director on the boards of Busbud, TrackTik, RenoRun and Rewind. Moreover, Magaly has taken an important role as MILA’s board member and Audit Committee and will help define the province’s AI strategy for years to come. Her strong personal brand, operational background and strong leadership have enabled her to play a central role in the firm’s Quebec strategy. Magaly is also a Board Member of the CVCA & D&I committee (Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association).


Busbud, TrackTik, Rewind and RenoRun

I grew up in a small village outside Montreal, surrounded by farmers and strawberry fields. Picking strawberries was my first job — but I prefer being a VC!

I do this work because I am passionate about the high tech industry and building successful companies with brilliant entrepreneurs.

The one important thing founders should know about venture capital is that VCs all want the same thing: rock solid founders and team that are 100% focused; a product that resolves a real pain, intellectual property;  product that is easy to understand, easy to sell but not easy to copy; and a company that is data-driven.

It’s not that complicated ;)

I stay Intellectually honest by doing homework with my 2 daughters, 12 and 15. I have officially done my grades 1 to 6,  3 times.  I got it now.