Andrée-Lise Méthot

Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital

Andrée-Lise is the founder and Managing Partner of Cycle Capital. She boasts more than 25 years of experience in venture capital, management and engineering. She has set up Cycle Capital, an impact investor and the Canada’s largest cleantech private investment platform. Today, Cycle Capital manages four funds in North America and one in China and has almost half a billion under management.

In addition to serving on portfolio companies’ boards of directors, she is the Founder and Chairperson of the Ecofuel Accelerator and the Co-Founder of the Ecofuel Fund. She is a member of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). She is a member of the Société Québécoise des infrastructures (SQI), where she is Vice-President of the board, President of the Comity on Sustainable Development and Innovation and she is part of the governance comity. She is also a member of the Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s New Energy Pioneers’ Selection Committee and a member of the Cleantech Group’s North-American Advisory Committee. She co-founded Écotech Québec, Québec’s cleantech cluster and SWITCH, the Alliance for a green economy. She is also a board member of Université Laval, Pointe-à-Callières museum, member of the consultation comity for the Canadian National Research Council and is an administrator at the Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal.

Andrée-Lise co-chaired a Task Force under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). She was part of numerous selection juries, including the Grand Prix du genie-conseil québécois, the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards (ACEC) and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Named an Officer of the Ordre National du Québec, she has been honoured with many distinctions including the award for Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec 2019 Award for Excellence, the Association of Quebec Women in Finance and the Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec (réalisations). Andrée-Lise was names “Envirolys” personality by the SETEC and 2019 LaPresse personality for management and entrepreneurship. She was also recognized as one of Canada’s Clean16, named one of the Top 20 cleantech investors by CleanTechnica and amongst the most influential women in sustainable development and in the cleantech industry by Corporate Knight.

She has a Master’s degree in Science from the Université de Montréal and a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from Université Laval. She also studied atmospheric physics at the Université du Québec à Montréal.