Mr. Rick Nathan
Managing Director, Kensington Capital Partners Ltd
Rick Nathan leads Kensington’s venture capital investment program as a Managing Director and member of the firm’s Investment Committee. His career spans many years across the private equity and venture market as an industry leader, investor and professional advisor. Rick currently serves as an active board member of several companies within the Kensington venture portfolio, and as a member of the investor advisory committee of several of Canada’s leading venture funds.
Rick began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where he practiced law for 12 years, including as head of the firm’s Technology Business Group from 1995 to 1999. He then entered the investment industry as a Co-founding Partner of Brightspark Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Rick served as President and Chair of CVCA - Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association from 2005 to 2012 and was a founding Co-Chair of CIX- Canadian Innovation Exchange from 2008 to 2016. Rick joined Kensington in 2005.
Rick is a graduate of Dartmouth College (Computer Science) and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.