Espace CDPQ hires Nicolas Rubbo as managing director

Prior to joining Espace CDPQ, Rubbo was vice-president of development and strategic partnerships for La Ruche.

  • Espace CDPQ was formed by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to focus on growing Québec innovative companies
  • Espace CDPQ’s venture capital partners represent C$8.6 billion in capital under management

Espace CDPQ, a venture capital hub created by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has hired Nicolas Rubbo as managing director.

Prior to joining Espace CDPQ, Rubbo was vice-president of development and strategic partnerships for La Ruche, where he was responsible for the organization’s expansion, major agreements and its development strategy.

“I’m thrilled to be joining an organization as unique as Espace CDPQ,” said Rubbo, in a statement. “Its strong network and numerous partners are tremendous drivers that we will use to promote the role of Espace CDPQ. The objective is to actively contribute to innovative entrepreneurship in Québec by supporting our partners and mobilizing the network’s expertise and resources.”

The new managing director of Espace CDPQ aims to bring vision and contribute to the development of the venture capital ecosystem in Québec, thus further supporting innovative Québec companies in their growth.

Created by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Espace CDPQ brings together partners dedicated to accelerating the growth and internationalization of Québec companies. Espace CDPQ’s venture capital partners represent C$8.6 billion in capital under management as well as a network of more than 690 companies of all sizes and from all sectors.