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Our Team

We’ve been around investors for decades and we know what a business needs to be investment-ready. We customize our offerings to empower Indigenous entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and tools to get their businesses where they want them.

Indigenous Impact

We build relationships with Indigenous communities and Indigenous entrepreneurs to drive sustainable change. We seek to address pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges, by supporting Indigenous innovators.
Jeffrey Cyr
Jeffrey CyrManaging Partner
Jeff is Métis from the White Horse Plains area of Southern Manitoba, the traditional Buffalo Hunt staging grounds. For nearly 20 years, he has provided strategic leadership for Indigenous, not-for-profit, and government organizations. Jeff has helped create and implement the community-driven outcomes contract (a unique pay-for-success social finance model) and the Indigenous Solutions Lab process, which earned him an Ashoka Fellowship. Jeff is a proud husband and father of five and currently lives and works on unceded Algonquin lands in what is now known as Ottawa, Ontario.
Jacqueline Jennings
Jacqueline JenningsDirector Fireweed Fellowship
Jacqueline Jennings is of mixed heritage; Northern Cree, Anishinaabe, Métis, and settler descent. For over a decade, she has guided entrepreneurs in the creation of impactful and purpose-driven businesses as both a coach and the designer of three Canadian start-up accelerators. Her work focuses on supporting economic sovereignty, reconciliation, and revitalization through decolonizing support for Indigenous-led businesses and leadership. She lives as an uninvited guest in the stolen unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh people, in what is currently known as Gibsons, BC.
Paul Lacerte
Paul LacerteManaging Partner
Paul Lacerte has provided innovative leadership to Indigenous organizations throughout his career. He is the former Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Foundation Board of Directors, the former Board Chair for Reconciliation Canada, and a former representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He was awarded the Order of BC in 2014.

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Alisa Denduyf
Alisa DenduyfFinance and IT
Alisa is an accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in financial and information systems design for non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses. She lives as an uninvited guest on the traditional lands and territories of the Malahat and Cowichan Nations in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

Building relationships

Our investments are more than just a handshake - they are ongoing relationships, they are partnerships. If you, as an entrepreneur or investor, succeed, so do we.
Stephen Nairne
Stephen NairneCIO
Stephen is of mixed European heritage. Prior to joining Raven Indigenous Capital Partners in 2018, Stephen was the Founder and Managing Partner of AHL Venture Partners, an impact investing firm dedicating to scaling disruptive, scalable, and mission-driven enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa. Stephen lives and works alongside his wife and two children on the traditional unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil Wau-tuth First Nations.
Lucia Eyzaguirre
Lucia EyzaguirreProject Manager
Lucia is Peruvian, of mixed settler heritage. She leads Raven’s Indigenous Solutions Lab on Diabetes Reduction. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and is a certified Holistic Health Coach. Lucia is committed to leveraging the power of business and finance for the health and wealth of Indigenous Peoples and the world. She lives as an uninvited guest in the unceded territory of the xʷməkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, in what is now referred to as Vancouver, BC.

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