BDC Venture Capital has hired Dion Madsen, founder and managing director of Physic Ventures, to become senior managing partner of the BDC Healthcare Fund. He will be responsible for overseeing healthcare fund investments and maximizing value creation across the portfolio. Prior to his venture capital market experience in the United States, Mr. Madsen was a partner with RBC Capital Partners’ Life Sciences Venture Fund.
Senior Managing Partner,Vancouver
Dion Madsen joined BDC Venture Capital in 2012 as Senior Managing Partner in the Healthcare Fund. He is responsible for overseeing the Healthcare Fund investments and maximizing value creation across the portfolio.
Dion brings over 15 years of senior management experience as a financial executive and venture investor, most recently as Founder and Managing Director of Physic Ventures, and as Managing Director of Unilever Technology Ventures, where he led the completion of the investing cycle for Unilever’s North American Corporate Venture activity. Prior to Unilever, Dion led Chiron Corporation’s investor communications, as Director of Investor Relations, and worked in corporate development, building a new strategy for the company’s $500M BioPharma business. Before moving to San Francisco, Dion spent five years as Partner of RBC Capital Partners’ Life Sciences Venture Fund, the first third-party capital fund in RBC Capital Partners’ history.
Dion is a founding member of C100, a select group of the top 100 Canadians in the San Francisco Bay area, and has sat on the boards of directors of many venture capital funds and companies in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. He has also held the roles of M&A Advisor, Strategic Consultant and CFO for a biotechnology company.
Dion is a CFA® charterholder and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan.