Hilary Kilgour

Advisor, Founder Services

Hilary Kilgour is Managing Partner with Audaxa Ventures, a seed stage fund that invests early stage capital in the most promising solutions at the intersection of climate and health led by diverse founders. Hilary is focused on developing top innovators' capacity to scale growth and impact.

Hilary has led local and global investor programs - including ventureLAB, MaRS, Spring and founded On the Hill with a focus on mobilizing innovators, scaling their impact, and strengthening ecosystems.
Together, they've advised and supported more than 250+ ventures in accessing capital - raising $62.5M in capital with entrepreneurs across Canada, USA and Australia. As an advisor, she is applying lessons learned as an investor, managing partner and board director who builds products, scales ventures and develops the capacity of entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Previously, Hilary led sustainability and innovation for global organizations for more than a decade. Her 15+ years of leadership experience spans Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, startups, and leading high growth, global brands in diverse sectors. Hilary has been recognized by Clean50, Corporate Knights and YWCA for her leadership in scaling impact for organizations including Lululemon, Hootsuite, and Grouse Mountain. She has served as a speaker and advisor for Google, Virgin Atlantic, Disney Interactive, Export Development Bank of Canada (EDC), Startup America and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. With an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Presidio Graduate School, she completed her undergraduate degree from Queen’s University where she was an All-Canadian athlete.