Nancy Harrison is former co-founder and the past President of MSI Methylation Sciences, a private venture backed development company with a novel treatment of depression in Phase II development. She is a former Partner and Senior Vice President of Ventures West Management Inc.
During her tenure with Ventures West, the life sciences portfolio grew from 0% of the overall investment portfolio to approximately 30% of investments. The firm grew from about $90 million under management to about $750 million under management in 8 historical funds. Nancy participated in over 30 investments over her time at the firm and specialized in helping Canadian life sciences companies raise Series B rounds through accessing US venture capital funds. Some of these investments include companies such as Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., AnorMed, Inc, Caprion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Celator Technologies Inc., Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., Salmedix Inc., Sembiosys Genetics Inc. and many other biotechnology firms while with Ventures West.
Nancy acts as a Board Member for Lifesciences BC and Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), CDRD, Presentation House as well as other not for profit boards. She has won The Canadian Caldwell Partners 40 under 40 Award for outstanding young business professionals and the Business in Vancouver’s top 40 under 40 award for young entrepreneurs, professionals, and executives. She holds an MBA from McGill University and a BSc in Geophysical Engineering from Queen’s University.