Charles Cazabon was appointed Managing Partner of GO Capital in 2011. In this role, he is responsible for supervising and coordinating the investment activities of GO Capital, a venture fund supporting the creation of companies in all sectors of science and technology in Quebec.
Mr. Cazabon has over 25 years of venture capital experience. During his career with BDC, he held a variety of positions, including Acting Executive Vice President, Investments, Vice President, Venture Capital, and Managing Director, Life Sciences, BDC Venture Capital. Before joining BDC in 2001, he served as Vice President at one of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s investment subsidiaries, where he managed a team that provided venture capital and expansion and acquisition financing for Quebec-based businesses. Previously, he worked in PE and VC firms in Montreal and Toronto, with an M&A boutique in Montreal and in commercial lending in Southern Ontario.
He has served on numerous public and private company boards and is a former President and member of the Board of Réseau Capital, the Quebec Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of four companies. Mr. Cazabon holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a Master of Science in Biology from Laurentian University and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo.