Manica Gautam

Partner, Campfire Capital Vancouver, BC

Manica co-leads Campfire Capital, where actively she sources, investigates and conducts due diligence on investment opportunities in the early-stage consumer & retail industry. She is also responsible for leading the firm’s overall fundraising initiatives and LP relations.

Campfire Capital is a venture capital firm investing in businesses innovating at the intersection of technology and retail. They are identifying, and funding, North America’s most promising purpose-driven startups with core values that inspire the world. Campfire is financially backed by over 50 consumer and retail veterans with deep industry networks and expertise from major brands including lululemon athletica, Starbucks, Nike, Aldo, Zara, DAVIDsTEA and Nasty Gal.

Prior to Campfire, Manica spent five years with Onex, one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms.  Manica was initially on the investment team for Onex’s dedicated mid-cap private equity platform, ONCAP (2010-2013), and later moved into Onex’s Funds Group as a Director (2013-2014) where she was responsible for fundraising initiatives and LP relations.  Prior to Onex, Manica was with Citigroup’s Global Consumer & Retail Investment Banking team based in London, UK (2007-2010), and during this time she worked alongside some of the world’s largest and best-in-class consumer and retail companies in a deal execution capacity, as well as through numerous corporate finance advisory assignments.  Manica brings over 10 years of experience in private equity investing, fundraising and corporate finance.