Lisa Melchior is the founder and Managing Partner of Vertu Capital, a Toronto-based technology private equity firm targeting high potential Canadian businesses. She has been a private equity investor for more than 25 years, with sector expertise in enterprise software and software enabled businesses. Lisa has invested $1.5B in over 25 companies across North America and Europe and through multiple economic cycles.
In 2021, Lisa Melchior raised her inaugural private equity fund, Vertu Partners Fund I (“Vertu”) with the goal of supporting growth and expansion of the Canadian technology ecosystem. Vertu provides a local solution for Canadian entrepreneurs and businesses looking for an experienced private equity partner to help scale to the next level. Vertu acquired stakes in two global technology businesses, Dejero and PathFactory, and closed the successful sale of her firm’s pre-fund investment, Firmex, in the same year.
Prior to founding Vertu, Lisa was a founding team member and Managing Director at OMERS Private Equity, where she led the North American Technology group. Outside of Vertu, Lisa sits on the boards of Real Matters (REAL.TO), a leading mortgage lending technology company, as well as the CVCA. Lisa’s investment and board experience spans numerous successful technology companies across Canada, the U.S. and U.K. including: Logibec, Matrixcare, Civica and Constellation Software. She is also Chair of the Mentorship Program of the Canadian Women in Private Equity. Lisa earned an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.