Christopher Bissonnette

Managing Partner, Pallasite Ventures

Chris is currently the managing partner of Pallasite Ventures, a Vancouver-based early-stage venture fund with a growing portfolio of over 55 companies across Canada and the United States. Following 10 years as a research scientist focusing on stem cell treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, successfully launching a startup company and then several years in corporate finance, Chris founded Pallasite Ventures as a vehicle to enable the positive impact of science at a scale beyond what is possible in a research lab. Outside of investing, Chris is also on the board of two foundations that support neuroscience research and medical infrastructure development in British Columbia, and has been a speaker at various conferences. Chris holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University in cellular neuroscience and a PhD from Northwestern University in stem cell biology.