Senia Rapisarda

Managing Director
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HarbourVest Canada

Senia Rapisarda joined HarbourVest in 2014 to focus on partnership and direct co-investments in Canada and to expand HarbourVest’s local presence in the market.

Senia joined the Firm from BDC Venture Capital, where she was responsible for the establishment of a team focused on direct and indirect investments across Canada. Her previous experience includes positions at Nur Energie in London, London Business School, Nomura International, and Salomon Brothers, among other roles.

Senia received a JD (summa cum laude) from LUISS University in Rome in 1987 and a Masters in Law and Economics (Fulbright Scholar) from Columbia University in 1989. An Italian and Canadian citizen, Senia speaks fluent Italian, French, and Spanish.

Sessions

Opening remarks

10/07/2019 09.00 - 09.10

VentureFestBlue StagePresentation

Have we learned anything? Is the past a predictor of the future?

10/07/2019 09.10 - 09.45

VentureFestBlue StagePanel

Venture funding is a long-game, with cycles of investment that outlast the lifespan of many of the startups invested in. So what have institutional investors learned through the peaks and valleys of the past decades? How are investors considering venture over different cycle from a portfolio construction point of view? In this panel, seasoned veterans will discuss their takeaways, the importance...

Closing remarks

10/07/2019 11.55 - 12.10

VentureFestBlue StagePresentation

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