Janet Bannister

Partner, Real Ventures


US & Canada


Selection Panel

Janet is a Partner at Real Ventures, a leading source of capital for Canada’s game-changing entrepreneurs and a driving force behind emerging tech ecosystems. Janet has led investments in over a dozen companies and works actively with founders to help them build large, industry-defining companies. In addition to working with her large portfolio of rapidly growing tech companies, Janet is very active in the Canadian tech ecosystem; she is on the Board of Communitech in Waterloo and Vector Institute in Toronto as well as the Toronto Region Board of Trade. She is also an active advisor at MoveTheDial, DMZ, Creative Destruction Lab and the Research Board of the University Health Network.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020