Jean-François is founding Partner of Amplitude Ventures with more than 200M$ under management. The fund is a spinoff of the Healthcare fund at Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), where Jean-François was Director from 2001 to 2011, then Partner from 2011 to 2018. Investor and Entrepreneur, Jean-François is Associate at Creative Destruction Lab, a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies. CDL’s mission is to accelerate the commercialization of science for the betterment of humankind. He is involved in multiple Boards.
Prior to joining BDC, Jean-François has been Investment Manager at Caisse de Dépôt et de Placements du Québec (CDPQ), Chief Executive Officer of Clinipar, a firm providing services in regulatory affairs and contract clinical research as well as training of pharmaceutical sales staff. He also founded JINPAR Laboratories, a pharma company specialised in the development and the commercialisation of diagnostic tests for medical home testing market. Jean-François holds a Master in Biomedical Sciences from Université de Montréal, and a MBA from HEC.