Sophie Forest Named Angel of the Year by NACO, BDC Capital

Published October 2017

sophie forest canadian angel investor of the year at the phocuswright conference 2017

“Sophie Forest, managing partner at Brightspark Ventures, has won the 2017 Canadian Angel of the Year Award, the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) announced. The award, which is sponsored by BDC Capital, recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the evolution of angel investing in Canada. Since joining Brightspark in 2003, Forest has led and managed more than 50 investments in technology companies. She played an especially key role in growing Radian6, acquired in 2011 by Salesforce for US$326 million. Prior to Brightspark, Forest was a partner at CDP Capital Technology Ventures.” From

See Forest on stage with other leading investors in the travel industry at The Phocuswright Conference 2017 (November 7-9, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida). The roundtable session, The Investor View, features leaders in venture and corporate investment from Silicon Valley to London to China convene to share their insights on the global state of startups, innovation and investment trends in travel. From the overlooked to the overhyped, this roundtable discusses the future of travel investing, shares key insights every aspiring founder should hear, and goes deep into what's next in travel.

The Investor View - Panelists
Sophie Forest, Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures
Ben Johnson, Partner, Vitruvian Partners
Woody Marshall, General Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
Jenny Wu, Managing Partner, Baidu Capital