July 21, 2020 – Kensington is very pleased to welcome Win Bear to our investment team, joining as a Managing Director focused on the venture capital sector. Win joins Kensington following a successful 15-year tenure at Silicon Valley Bank, where he led SVB’s growth initiatives for the Canadian market. 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.
“We are delighted to welcome Win to our team, with his tremendous experience across the North American technology sector,” said Rick Nathan, Kensington Senior Managing Director, “Our portfolio companies and funds will benefit greatly from his perspectives on the venture market, as well as his deep network of industry contacts.”
“It is an exciting time to join the Kensington team, as the Canadian tech sector continues to show great opportunities ahead,” said Win, “I look forward to working closely with Kensington’s portfolio companies and funds across the firm’s venture portfolios.”
Kensington Capital Partners is a leading independent Canadian investor in alternative assets. Founded in 1996, and with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, Kensington has invested more than $1.5 billion to date in private equity across the venture capital, growth equity and buyout sectors. Kensington’s active management approach and relationship based business has generated top quartile returns for investors. For more information, visit www.kcpl.ca.