Bernard Paradis is active in the venture capital industry since 1985, mainly as Senior VP of Desjardins Capital de Risque. Since the last 5 years, he is an advisor to SME as well as to managers of VC funds. He played an active part in the creation of Capital Régional et Coopératif Desjardins, Desjardins Innovatech and Fier Partenaires. Presently he is a board member of Inovia Capital and chairman of the investment committee. Bernard Paradis was the second president of Réseau Capital.