Whitney Rockley

Whitney Rockley
Co-founder and Managing Partner of McRock Capital

Whitney Rockley is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of McRock Capital

a venture capital firm focused exclusively on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). She has over 20 years of investment, operating and strategic planning experience from the power, water and oil & gas industries. She is refreshingly real and passionate about women-in-tech and inspiring girls to get into STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math).

She currently serves on the boards of RtTech Software, mnubo, Invixium, Decisive Farming and Serious Integrated in addition to being the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Venture Capital Association. Whitney also serves on the Boards of the Venture Capital Association of Alberta and Ryerson’s Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She was one of the key investors behind RuggedCom, (acquired by Siemens). She previously served as a Director of PPIC (acquired by Pure Technologies), SpectraSensors (acquired byEndress + Hauser), Senscient, TerraLUX, DeepFlex, and Novinium and was an early investor in Silicon Energy (acquired by Itron) and Capstone (NASDAQ: CPST).

Prior to co-founding McRock Capital, Whitney was a Partner with a Zurich-based venture capital firm and Nomura New Energy Ventures in London, England. She has experience setting up and managing corporate venture capital programs. Having worked in London, Zurich, San Francisco, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, Whitney has an impressive global network. She is trained in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo.

Status of the VC Industry
June 7, 2017
Salon Drummond
10:45am  -  11:45am