Peggy Van de Plassche is the founding partner of Roar Ventures, a new Canadian early-stage VC fund that invests in gender-diverse Canadian Data & AI start-ups servicing the Financial Services industry. Peggy has a long history as an investor, entrepreneur and executive in the financial services and technology industries. She was more recently Senior Advisor at Portag3 Ventures and VP, Innovation at CIBC. She sits on the boards of Invest in Canada, Zoom.ai, FrontFundr and is an advisor to the Holt Fintech Accelerator. Peggy is very involved in the community, most notably as a supporter of the gender-equality agenda via associations like Hackergal and Women in Capital Markets. She was nominated in 2011 for the Recognition award by l’Association des Femmes en Finance du Quebec.