Amy Rae

Amy Rae

Partner, Vanedge Capital

As a Partner at Vanedge Capital, Amy is focused on three themes: hard technologies, analytics and sustainability. 
Amy has been part of the Canadian venture ecosystem for over 20 years and has a successful track record both as an investor and as an operator. Amy started her venture capital career in Toronto in 2002, enhanced her knowledge by stepping into operational leadership teams in start-ups between 2006 and 2011, and returned to venture capital in 2011, where she’s been ever since. 

Amy was the Vice President & General Manager of Mobile and Social Commerce with Ziplocal (USA) where she was responsible for product. Prior to that, she held the position of Director of Business Development at Canpages after they acquired ZipLocal Canada. In this capacity at both companies, she leveraged her deal-making and relationship building skills to attract and broker new partnerships to enhance their online local search businesses.

Amy’s previous venture capital experience was as an associate with JLA Venture Partners where she provided due diligence and investment candidate screening. Prior to joining JLA, she was an Analyst with Latitude Partners, a merchant bank firm focused on the technology sector.

Amy’s career has been entirely focused on entrepreneurship and venture capital. Amy is actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship and supporting the Canadian start-up community. She is a Board member of several start-up companies including Vendasta, Vodasafe, Bridgit, #Paid, and Dyspatch as well as the Vancouver Entrepreneurial Forum (VEF) and Girl in the Wild. Amy holds a B.Comm. with a finance specialization from Dalhousie University.