Jacques Bernier

Co-founder & Managing Partner
Teralys Capital

Jacques is co-founder and Managing Partner at Teralys Capital. He is a highly respected venture capitalist, entrepreneur and investor who has helped shape the Canadian technological innovation scene.

Through a 35-year career of contributions to the high-tech community, he has been actively involved in more than a dozen emerging high-tech companies as founder or angel investor as well as Senior Vice-President of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Jacques’ widely valued wisdom and experience continue to define, develop and implement a new approach to venture capital in Canada and abroad.

Jacques serves on the board of PolyFinances, InnoCité Montréal, Quartier de l’Innovation, IRIC and he also does philanthropy work. Jacques holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from École polytechnique de Montréal (B.Eng.)


Have we learned anything? Is the past a predictor of the future?

10/07/2019 09.10 - 09.45

VentureFestBlue StagePanel

Venture funding is a long-game, with cycles of investment that outlast the lifespan of many of the startups invested in. So what have institutional investors learned through the peaks and valleys of the past decades? How are investors considering venture over different cycle from a portfolio construction point of view? In this panel, seasoned veterans will discuss their takeaways, the importance...