Mr. Steven Abrams serves as a Partner, IT Venture Fund at Business Development Bank of Canada. He also serves as Partner, IT Venture Fund at BDC Capital. He serves as Board Member at Goodee and InnerSpace. He was a Board Member at Immunio. He joined the BDC in 2001, after almost nine years in investment banking with Scotia McLeod and two years as CFO of an interactive advertising agency. As a Director of Corporate Finance, he participated in many IPOs, privatizations, M&A advisory mandates, and equity and debt financings for companies in sectors including technology, transportation, and telecommunications. For an Internet company, he raised the first round of venture capital, did three acquisitions, two start-ups, and helped grow the company from 20 people to 145. He is a Charter Member of the C100 and has invested in BDC portfolio companies: Beyond The Rack, Datacratic, Invidi, Vantrix, Bluestreak, and as well as Third Brigade (Trend Micro), Max-T (Avid), and AutismPro (Trumpet). He holds an MBA in Finance from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University.