Francine Laurent has extensive knowledge of the venture capital industry, governance, financing and SME management. She was at the head of Innovatech Québec from 1998 to 2008 where she oversaw $130 million in investments. Francine Laurent has served on the boards of several private companies and contributed to the work of various regional, provincial, and federal committees and organisations dedicated to economic development.
Board of directors
Sophie Labesse, CPA, CMA
Solidarity Fund QFL (Fonds de solidarité FTQ)
The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a development capital fund that invests in all sectors of the Québec economy. With net assets of $8.2 billion as of November 30, 2011, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ is the largest development capital network in Québec.
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
The Government of Québec via the SODEC (Société de développement des entreprises culturelles).
The SODEC is a Québec government agency that supports the Québec cultural industries as well as the production, marketing and distribution of Québec cultural products and services.