Speaker Nabeela Merchant

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Nabeela Merchant


TELUS Pollinator Fund

Nabeela is an early-stage investor at the TELUS Pollinator Fund, where she focuses on climate change, inclusive communities and healthcare. Prior to the TELUS Pollinator Fund, Nabeela was at Relay Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on industries with the potential for growth, fueled by the rapid adoption of technology, including fintech, transportation, proptech and AI industries.

An active advocate for women's empowerment, Nabeela founded the Canadian Women in VC community, a national group that connects and empowers women and allies to retain and promote Canadian women in venture capital. She is also an activator at SheEO, a radically generous community supporting women and non-binary entrepreneurs working on the World’s To-Do List, and a mentor at Canada Learning Code.

Prior to joining the venture ecosystem, Nabeela was an Electro-Optics Engineer at L-3 Wescam. She received a B. Eng. in Engineering Physics from McMaster University.


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