Areas of expertise: Corporate finance, venture capital, fundraising, board governance, corporate strategy, life sciences, AgTech.
Current role: Advisor
Mr. Bantle has over 17 years of venture capital experience as Partner with a leading Canadian venture capital fund. During his tenure, he has participated in over 35 financings, many as a lead or co-lead, and invested over $100 million in both private and public life science, agriculture, and healthcare companies. Gary was appointed to the board of over 15 venture-backed companies and frequently served on various audit, compensation, and nominating committees. He currently advises emerging technology-based companies with business and financing strategy and also lectures at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
Prior to his venture capital career, Gary was a research associate at two multi-national pharmaceutical companies focused on new drug development where he was the co-inventor on several patents and co-author on multiple publications.