Nicole LeBlanc is Director of Investments and Partnerships for Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, Nicole was a Director at BDC Capital, where she managed the seed stage investments and associated portfolio. She has over 10 years of experience as an investment professional, with a focus on early-stage financing opportunities and ecosystem development. Before joining BDC Nicole was the Director of Finance at NBIF, an East Coast seed fund, and held initial finance & operational roles in several early stage startups. Nicole holds a CPA designation and began her career as a staff accountant and later controller at Ganong Bros. Ltd., a family-run confectionery manufacturer on the East Coast.