MONTREAL, July 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and
Managing Partner of Cycle Capital Management (Cycle Capital) is pleased to
announce that two new strategic collaborators are joining its team, Claude
Champagne and Louis Carbonneau, who bring added skills to an already
Claude Champagne joins the Cycle Capital group as Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
The practice of naming an entrepreneur-in-residence is popular in the United
States and gradually being introduced in Canada. "I am pleased to welcome this
very successful entrepreneur to our team as Entrepreneur-in-Residence. I am
delighted that Claude Champagne will be sharing his vast operational
experience with us," said Ms. Méthot.
Mr. Champagne began his distinguished career in high-tech development,
marketing, and corporate leadership at Nortel Networks. He founded Positron
Fiber Systems Corp, a leading company in its sector, which grew rapidly and
had a successful initial public offering (IPO). He has also held executive
management positions at RELTEC Corp and Marconi PLC. In addition to serving on
various boards and committees, he has worked in strategic advisory and
mentoring roles in various high-tech companies including LxDATA, for which he
Exclusive agreement for Canada
Currently a strategic advisor on Cycle Capital's team, Louis Carbonneau will
now devote his services in the field of clean technologies exclusively to
Cycle Capital for Canada. Cycle Capital's agreement will give the organization
the advice of this internationally renowned expert in intellectual property.
"The cornerstone of our clean technology investment strategy is intellectual
property. This is why we are very proud to have succeeded in retaining Mr.
Carbonneau's exclusive services. I view this partnership as the key to our
future success in the field," added Ms. Méthot.
Louis Carbonneau is very familiar with all the legal aspects of intellectual
property. He has 25 years of international experience in the field and was
General Manager of Intellectual Property Licensing & IP Ventures at Microsoft,
where he worked for 15 years. This native Quebecer began his legal career in
Montreal in 1988, and became general counsel for Softimage in 1995. Since
2011, he has been CEO of Tangible IP, LLC, a patent brokering and strategic IP
advisory firm that he founded. For the second consecutive year, Mr. Carbonneau
recently earned the prestige of being named one of the World's Leading
Intellectual Property Strategists, an honour attributed to only 300
individuals worldwide by the British publication Intellectual Asset Management
About Cycle Capital Management
A pioneer among Canadian venture capital funds focused on the cleantech
sector, Cycle Capital invests in companies developing and commercializing
clean technologies and striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, optimizing
resource use, and improving process efficiency throughout a product's life
With assets under management of $230 million, Cycle Capital invests in Quebec
and northeastern North America. Cycle Capital is composed of experienced
investment professionals, strategic advisors, and industrial partners with
in-depth knowledge of the sector. Cycle Capital has a special relationship
with its strategic partners, notably Brookfield Renewable Energy, Rio Tinto
Alcan, Cascades, Master Group, Lonza, Gaz Métro, Systemex Énergies,
Aluminerie Alouette, and Hydro-Québec.
Andrée-Lise Méthot 514-865-3620
SOURCE: Cycle Capital Management
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