Bernd Petak is an advisor, mentor, consultant and investment professional to early and mid-stage internet-driven technology companies and their investors. After eight years as an engineer he graduated with a degree in business Bernd finished a tenure at Deloitte as a partner responsible for the firm’s regional strategy and operations practice. Bernd left Deloitte to found his first startup, a computer game development studio which exited via strategic sale. Since 2006, Bernd has provided strategy and operations advice to numerous technology companies including acting as COO, CFO and CEO to several. Bernd is an active contributor to the early-stage technology community as a mentor for several Vancouver-based accelerators and incubators. He formally advises a number of startups in Vancouver and San Francisco.