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Red Leaf Capital is the first Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) member based in Manitoba. Headquarters based in Winnipeg, Red Leaf Capital is a hybrid venture capital and management consulting firm in Manitoba.

Our mission is simple: help businesses succeed.


With over 25 years in assisting clients worldwide, Red Leaf Capital boasts a track record of more than 100 successful transactions and advisory engagements in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


Whether you are a start-up, or large corporation, we can help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.  We specialize in strategy, raising capital, business valuations, and M&A.

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Advisory & Strategy


Let our Professional Advisors put you on the right path to achieve your goals.

Mergers & Acquisitions


We will help you find that right fit for your company to grow to its potential.

Business Valuations


Let us help you determine the value of the business you worked hard to build.

Business Plans


Our comprehensive business plans will be one of the strongest tools in your arsenal.

Raising Capital


Growth not only requires capital, but the right capital structure.  


We invest in start-ups with strong scientific innovation and potentiality of scalability.


Stuart has over 25 years of experience providing advisory services to businesses, from start-ups to large multi-nationals. He has raised over $20 billion through private placements, IPOs, debt and bond offerings.


Prior to founding Red Leaf Capital in 2009, Stuart worked for Merrill Lynch, CIBC, and HSBC in Canada. He also spent 11 years overseas as Managing Director of Investment Banking for the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and the CEO of Standard Bank (MENA Region) in Dubai. Stuart also serves on many boards and has been Board Chair of North Forge Technology Exchange (2017 Stuart-up Canada award winner) for the past 5 years.

Stuart Henrickson

Chair of the Board

Shane Li 


Shane serves as Red Leaf Capital's President, overseeing each of the Company's divisions, investments, capital management, and international relationships.


Before joining Red Leaf Capital, Shane served as the President of North Forge East Business & Technology Incubator and as the Senior Economic Development Officer of the Municipality of Pinawa. Shane is also an Instructor at the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business.


Shane holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honours) degree, Master of Science in Management, MBA from the University of Manitoba, and has also earned CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) and Blue Belt Certification in Innovation Engineering. Shane has over 9 years experience providing advisory services to businesses in both public and private sectors, from start-ups to large multi-nations. 

Christos oversees the valuations divison of Red Leaf Capital, providing valuation services to client companies and analyzing targets for private equity investments and M&A.

Christos has been with Red Leaf Capital since 2014 and has worked on over 40 business advisory, strategy, and valuation mandates. He is experienced in a number of industries, including manufacturing, real estate, IT, hospitality, retail and consumer products.

Christos Vasilarakis 
B. Com. (Hons)

Head of Valuations

Candy oversees the investments of Red Leaf Capital, working with the valuations division to provide reliable advice to clients. Prior to joining Red Leaf Capital, Candy worked with several Canadian companies as a business consultant in the field of digital marketing, clean-tech, aquaculture and E-commerce. Prior to consulting, Candy worked for AstraZenca, one of the Top 10 multi-national pharmaceutical companies in the world, engaging in national medicine tendering, business intelligence analysis and new product listing.

Candy received an MBA from the University of Manitoba and holds a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

Candy Dong 

Investment Manager

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- Brenda LaRose, Higgins Executive Search

 "Red Leaf Capital exceeded all our expectations.  They went above and beyond with completing our business plan and provided us with thorough insight on our market and provided suggestions that we had not thought of.   We would highly recommend them." 

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Medium and Small Companies
Startups and Early Stage Companies


441 - 100 Innovation Drive

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6G2

Phone: (204) 451-5243 

We would love to hear from you!  Message us with any questions you have or if you'd like to set up a meeting.

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