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Mr. Richard Nathan

Senior Managing Director, Kensington Capital Partners Ltd

Rick Nathan leads Kensington’s venture capital and technology growth investment program as a Senior 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 leading venture capital and technology growth 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. 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.


About Kensington

Founded in 1996, Kensington is a Canadian alternative asset manager with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Kensington’s mission is to build great businesses, and in doing so, create top-performing investment solutions for our investors. Kensington has assets under management of $2.6 billion, managed across several active funds covering venture capital, growth equity and mid-market buyouts. Visit us at