our team

Meir Rabkin

Founder and Managing Partner

Climate matters

I grew up in one of the top renewable energy-producing cities of the world, Montreal, Quebec. Our local expertise in all aspects of the future of energy is at the cusp of going global, including our recognized leaders in electricity and the application of AI. Moreover, I have been involved with various environmental causes such as Hands on USA where I volunteered to go clean up the debris left by the Katrina hurricane in Louisiana. 

Professional Pedigree

15 years’ experience in the investment sector, working for the largest investment firms in Canada such as Mackenzie Investments, CIBC Asset Management, Desjardins and Investors Group.

Unique and exclusive network of UHNW, Founders, Family Offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Success in raising capital and driving business solutions to clients.

Academics

Harvard Business School
Foundations of Private Equity and Venture Capital

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Global Strategy and Leadership

Touro College
Major in Political Science, Minor in Finance

Siddartha Krishnan

Managing Partner

Professional Pedigree

Sidd has over a decade of venture capital investment experience at various Canadian investment firms. Most recently he was a Partner at BDC’s Industrial, Clean, and Energy Technology venture fund where he led seed and series A stage investments in Canadian climate, enterprise, and industrial tech startups.

Prior to BDC, Sidd was part of the Venture and Growth Equity team at Ontario Teachers’ Pension plan where he managed both venture fund investments and late stage direct venture/growth equity investments in the  technology, healthcare, and energy sectors.

Sidd began his career in the electricity sector working for the Ontario Financing Authority, focusing on numerous electricity sector transactions and policy development initiatives.

Academics

University of Oxford

Master of Science in Financial Economics

University of Toronto

Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

Gary Berdowski

Principal

Climate matters

I began my professional career working for a company that primarily sold to the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical sectors. As I progressed in my career and MBA studies, I realized there were greater growth opportunities in the transition to clean energy. This led me to believe that there was going to be a massive need for investments to shift the world’s energy to truly make an impact and lower greenhouse gas emissions. This meant there would be new opportunities for innovative companies to develop and bring to market new technologies that will help make this transition a reality. I am happy and proud to be part of the ecosystem as an Investor that will help seed-stage start-ups scale up their businesses and make a true impact.

Professional Pedigree

Gary has over 3 years of Venture Capital experience at a leading Canadian Cleantech VC firm, Cycle Capital, focused on growth stage start-ups. He was a member of Cycle Capital’s investment team where he performed many tasks such as screening, analyzing, and valuing new investment opportunities and supporting existing ones.

Additionally, Gary has 7 years of prior operational experience at Velan, an industrial manufacturer, taking on roles within their Engineering and Strategic Planning departments. He was responsible for building and supporting the company’s five-year plan for senior management and the board of directors.

Gary is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the ESG Committee member of CFA Montreal.

Academics

Goodman Institute of Investment Management at Concordia University

Master of Business Administration in Investment Management with Complete CFA Integration

McGill University

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Additional Member

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Climate matters

I grew up in a city of 45,000 people. The city’s two largest employers were the C.I.L. paint factory and the Domtar Pulp & Paper Mill, where my grandfather worked. The pollution in the city was intense. The river’s fish population was damaged. The air smelled horribly following the direction of the wind. The factories’ massive chimneys incessantly emitted black smoke.

Professional Pedigree

15 years of Product and Engineering leadership, including: Microsoft Research, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft for $6 billion), and 4 startups

6 years in Venture Capital, including being General Partner at White Star Capital. Investments and board roles past & present on: mnubo, Hava Health, FLYR, Drop Loyalty and more.

Academics

Kauffman Fellows
Venture Capital Fellowship

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
M.B.A.

University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Mathematics:
Major in Computer Science
Minor in Combinatorics and Optimization

Additional Member

Title

Climate matters

I grew up in one of the top energy-producing geographies of the world, Montreal, Quebec. Our local expertise in all aspects of the future of energy is at the cusp of going global, including our recognized leaders in electricity and the application of AI. Moreover, I have been involved with various environmental causes such as Hands on USA where I volunteered to go clean up the debris left by the Katrina hurricane in Louisiana.

Professional Pedigree

15 years’ experience in the investment sector, working for the largest investment firms in Canada such as Mackenzie Investments, CIBC Asset Management, Desjardins and Investors Group.

Unique and exclusive network of UHNW, Founders, Family Offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Success in raising capital and driving business solutions to clients

Academics

Harvard Business School
Foundations of Private Equity and Venture Capital

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Global Strategy and Leadership

Touro College
Political Science minor in Finance