Win Bear is a Managing Director on Kensington’s venture capital investment team. Prior to joining Kensington, Win spent 20 years in commercial banking, specifically focused on the innovation sector. Win has worked closely with Canadian and US-based VC firms and growth equity firms, while actively supporting tech and life sciences/healthcare companies ranging from seed-stage companies to large private companies and public companies.
Win joined Kensington after a 15-year career with Silicon Valley Bank, where he led SVB’s Canada growth initiatives, relocating to Toronto as Head of Business Development for all SVB business units across Canada. He previously held senior business development roles at SVB in the Boston and Carolinas region.
Win holds a BA in English and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his spare time, he loves fishing, SCUBA diving, and just about anything in the great outdoors.