May 23,2023

Janet Bannister included in Insider’s list of “The Best Women Early-Stage Investors of 2023”

SA wishes to shout-out tech. and innovation expert, Janet Bannister, on her continued path of putting Canada’s tech. ecosystem on the global stage.

Janet was recently announced as one of the best early-stage investors of 2023 by leading industry publication, Insider, and joins a list of 29 other powerhouse women in business, including Aileen Lee, Lori Greiner, Jesse Draper, and others.

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Janet is an experienced founder, operator, and investor. She has 9 years of experience investing in early-stage tech companies and building the Canadian tech ecosystem.  Janet is also the founder of and was an early employee at eBay in Silicon Valley.

Janet Bannister is the Founder and Managing Partner of Staircase Ventures.  Prior to launching Staircase Ventures, Janet was Managing Partner at Real Ventures, one of Canada’s largest and most active early-stage investors.  Janet is very active in the Canadian tech ecosystem including being Co-Chair of C100 and on the Boards of Communitech in Waterloo, Vector Institute in Toronto, and Ivey Business School.  She is also a mentor at Creative Destruction Lab.  In 2004, Janet launched and grew it to become one of the most visited websites in Canada.

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