Chris joined Google in 2005 and now oversees all aspects of Google’s operations in Canada. Chris sits on the Board of the Canadian Marketing Association and is a Charter Member of the C100. He is a former Board Member of Shop.org, and began his career on the floor of his family’s Canadian Tire store.
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Investments, BDC Venture Capital
Senia leads BDC’s efforts to develop a healthy Venture Capital ecosystem in Canada. She has over 24 years of experience in the IT and Clean Tech sectors, and is the founder of the Coller Institute at the London Business School.
Managing Director & Managing Partner, Northleaf Capital Partners
Stuart is responsible for the direction and development of Northleaf’s private markets investment strategies and fund management capabilities. Prior to joining Northleaf’s predecessor, TD Capital Private Equity Investors, in 2002, Stuart was with McKinsey & Company and BPI Financial Corporation, a publicly traded asset management firm.
Chris is a co-Chair and founding member of C100 and a co-founder and Managing Director of Panorama Capital. Prior to Panorama, Chris was a General Partner at JPMorgan Partners running the technology venture capital practice. Chris currently sits on the boards of Federated Media, Jiwire, Belair Networks, Tynt, Fixmo, and Vyatta.
Andrés is a Partner at The Working Group, a mobile + web development agency. He's also the co-founder PostageApp.com, a SaaS-based email delivery service for web apps. He organizes #LeanCoffeeTO and #Nerdlearn, but above all, he's passionate about magic: uncovering that which is real… but not yet understood.
Prior to joining Rypple, George spent the last several years working on a variety of technology and intellectual property-related projects with both Research in Motion (RIM) and Bereskin & Parr, one of Canada's leading IP law firms.
Max Cameron is an interaction designer and product manager at Big Bang Technology, which he co-founded in 2008. Big Bang specializes in the design and development of web-based applications. Cameron helps organize LeanCoffeeTO, and started http://dooo.sh/it, a weekly Lean workshop for early-stage startups in Toronto.
Kristina brings over 15 years of marketing experience to her role at Dayforce as Vice President of Marketing. In this role she is responsible for developing the organization's marketing strategy and execution. Prior to joining Dayforce, Kristina served as Vice President of Marketing at a leading software and content provider in the location intelligence space.
Prior to joining the executive team at MaintenanceAssistant.com, David led the product efforts at Influitive & evangelism marketing for the BizSpark program at Microsoft Canada. David connects entrepreneurs with funders, mentors, talent & ideas though his efforts at StartupNorth & UW VeloCity.
April is a marketing executive that specializes on bringing new solutions to market. April is a frequent speaker on marketing and writes an award-winning blog on product marketing for startups called RocketWatcher.
Matt Golden is a long time mobile entrepreneur and investor and is the Managing Director of Golden Venture Partners, a mobile focused seed and early stage venture capital fund based in Toronto, Canada. Golden Venture Partners has invested in three companies focused on breakthrough innovations in the mobile and smartphone ecosystem including Toronto based Guardly and Wattpad, and Boston based, Yesware.
Prior to his current role, Matt was an advisor to Five Mobile; recently acquired by Zynga and was a partner with the BlackBerry Partners Fund where he was responsible for investments in Toronto based SocialDeck (Acquired by Google), San Francisco based Transpera (acquired by Tremor Media) and Nexage, a Boston based leading mobile advertising mediation and optimization platform.
Jared is an Investment Manager with the Investment Accelerator Fund. He has nearly a decade of experience in venture capital in various investing, operational, and legal roles. Jared has been actively involved in the promotion and development of early stage companies. He had early success with an educational services start up and has worked in operational roles in the software industry. As a lawyer, Jared facilitated over $4 billion in financings.
Founding General Partner, Mantella Venture Partners
Duncan is a Founding General Partner at Mantella Venture Partners. He currently serves on the board of Chango, SurfEasy, Brave Commerce and HipSell, and until their acquisition by Google in Apr’11 was an Executive Investor at PushLife. Duncan also serves on the advisory boards at ServiceMesh, Cirba, and Embotics. He previously served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Ventures West, the board of directors of RapidMind (acq Intel ’09), the advisory board of Opalis (acq Microsoft ’09).
Satish Kanwar is an entrepreneur, geek and friend. He is the co-founder of Jet Cooper, a user experience agency that designs applications for web, mobile and tablet. He is also the co-organizer of Lean Coffee Toronto and co-chair of TEDxToronto.
Anthony Lee is a General Partner of Altos Ventures, where he focuses on software and digital media investments. Anthony currently serves as a director of BrightEdge, Demandbase, Hooked Media Group, Kontagent, Koofers.com, MyERP, Netbase Solutions, Roblox, and Xignite. He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the C100.
Raymond is the founder of Flow Ventures, a consulting firm and venture accelerator based in Montreal. He is also the co-founder and Managing Director of Year One Labs and founder of ArtAnywhere. Heavily involved in Canada’s startup community, he is the founder of StartupDrinks Canada, the largest monthly tech meetup in the country.
Stuart is Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at FreshBooks, the world’s leader in online invoicing and bookkeeping. Headquartered in Toronto, FreshBooks is trusted by more than 3.5 million users with paying customers in 120 countries, worldwide. A digital entrepreneur, Stuart was previously Founder of Expedia.ca, Canada’s largest and most successful digital business with more than $1.4 billion in 2010 sales. Stuart also ran global marketing for Expedia.com as Seattle-based CMO, ran the $3 billion Expedia global packages business and has started, advised, invested in and mentored dozens of digital ventures. A proud co-founder of mesh, the well-known conference series focused on how the internet is impacting how we live and work, he lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.
Andrew is the Kickstarter of Strategic Initiatives & Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Jet Cooper. He's also the Co-Founder of the social notetaking applicaton, Rocketr. He speaks actively on Lean Startup Principles and in his previous life, led the build of the Customer Development department at Toronto's own FreshBooks.
Most recently, Sarah was the CEO and founder of Sprouter.com; an online platform facilitating knowledge exchange between startups and business leaders. Sarah works with other startup founders and continues to spearhead initiatives to facilitate innovation across Canada.
As Chief Technology Officer, Randy leads the Firmex development and quality assurance teams, guiding them on how to approach new designs and solve technical challenges. Randy has over 25 years of software development experience and proven success in hiring engineering talent and building teams for growth.
Mark Ruddock is a serial entrepreneur with two successful exits and over 10 years of experience at the helm of VC backed technology startups. Most recently, Mark was the CEO of Canadian Wireless Software Company Viigo. Under his leadership, Viigo raised funding from both Ventures West, and RBC Venture Partners, and rapidly grew to become one of the most popular BlackBerry apps of all time. By March of this year, when Vigo was acquired by Research in Motion the company boasted hundreds of distribution and content partners, had won numerous awards, including “PC Magazine’s Editors Choice“, the “Most Promising New Company of the Year” from the CNMA, and the “Wireless Leadership Award” from RIM, had signed marquee enterprise customers such as Oppenheimer, UBS, BAT and Scotts and had been downloaded millions of times.
Elmer Sotto is is responsible for setting the strategy to further grow and engage Facebook's Canadian user base. Prior to Facebook, Elmer was the Vice President of Product and Operations for JumpTV, a global internet television provider. Elmer is on the digital advisory board for UNICEF.
Matt Hartley is an award winning Toronto-based writer and journalist with The National Post newspaper where he writes about technology and the Internet for the Financial Post. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in the technology world, including Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and RIM co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis."
Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks,planet earth’s leading online invoicing and bookkeeping service for small businesses. Since launching in May 2004 (from his parents’ basement!), FreshBooks has touched over 3,500,000 lives, and now moves billions of dollars on behalf of hard working entrepreneurs in over 100 countries.
Rick is the co-founder of Fixmo. Prior to starting Fixmo, he was a partner at JLA Ventures, a large Canadian Venture Capital fund. He has also held roles as President and Chief Executive Officer of Microforum and President and COO of Chapters Online Inc. He frequently sits on Boards of Directors for early stage companies in Canada and the US.
Ivan Yuen is one of the founders of Wattpad, the place to discover and share stories. Ivan has been a part of start-ups in Toronto for the past decade with a focus on internet and mobile. He is passionate about building fun and useful things people can use everyday.