Steven Abrams is Partner in BDC Capital’s IT Venture Fund, and Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund. He joined BDC in 2001, after almost nine years in investment banking with Scotia McLeod and two years as CFO of an interactive advertising agency.
As Director of Corporate Finance at Scotia McLeod, Steven participated in many IPOs, privatizations, M&A advisory mandates, and equity and debt financings for companies in sectors including technology, transportation and telecommunications. He previously worked for Diesel Marketing (now Sid Lee), where he raised a first round of venture capital, did three acquisitions, established two start-ups, and helped grow the company from 15 to 145 people. He started his career as a computer programmer.
Based in Montreal, Steven works with BDC portfolio companies across Canada. He is a Board Director or Observer in many of these companies. He is a charter member of the C100, a network of Canadian VCs and tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
Steven holds an MBA in Finance from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University.