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Whitecap Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital fund investing in high growth companies across three verticals:
- Information & Communications Technologies (ICT)
- Food Tech
- Med Tech
About Russell Samuels
Prior to joining Whitecap, Russell was a Senior Manager on the Corporate & Business Development team at Freshbooks, a growth stage startup and North America’s 2nd largest cloud accounting provider.
Prior to Freshbooks, Russell spent nearly three years as an Associate at Mantella Venture Partners (“MantellaVP”), a $20M seed stage venture capital fund in Toronto.
Prior to joining Mantella Venture Partners in July 2011, Russell spent 2 years as an Analyst at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”) in the Private Investments group.
Russell holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a JD from the University of Western Ontario.
Plaza Ventures invests in growth stage technology companies. It has been investing since 2008 and introduced a unique micro-fund structure in 2014. The micro-funds invest in 4 to 5 new companies each year at Series A and Series B, and also invest in follow-on rounds and special situations for our high-growth portfolio companies. The Plaza Ventures rarely invests in consumer-facing companies, preferring B2B business models.
The current focus is on companies with $3M+ in recurring revenues, looking to build on early product-market traction with investment in sales and marketing.
Plaza Ventures invests $1M to $2M in funding in A-rounds, coupled with advisory services to help accelerate growth and deliver liquidity outcomes.
About Matthew Leibowitz
Seasoned early stage institutional tech investor having originated, managed and completed dozens of transactions. Arranged significant private placement financings for PE and tech investments. Frequent public speaker on tech start-ups and venture capital. On the boards of several companies, accelerators and charities like:
- Board of Directors, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
- Investment Committee Member, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
LLM Oxford University, MSc University of New South Wales, H.BA University of Toronto.
Specialties: Entrepreneurial, management and/or investment experience in alternative and clean energy technologies, IT, SaaS, life sciences, retail, health services, defense and manufacturing sectors.
How to apply:
If you’re interested in pitching your business, fill out the application form to apply for a slot to pitch. Space is limited. All applications will be reviewed and only selected candidates will be notified.
- Applications open February 14, 2018
- Applications due February 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
- Notification date March 2, 2018
- Meetings will take place March 15, 2018