I'm a startup CTO turned VC currently a Partner at Mistral Venture Partners in Canada. Prior to Mistral, I was the founder or CTO at multiple VC-backed companies in the Bay Area and Toronto, two of which were acquired, and two reached millions of users.
My more recent startup founder/CTO experience includes:
- Nuula, US fintech where I led product, design & engineering, which raised $120M.
- Influitive, where I led the product, design, engineering and customer success teams, is a late-stage B2B SaaS company whose customers include 8 of the 10 largest software companies in the world.
- Loblaw Digital, the team responsible for digital and e-commerce at Canada’s largest retailer. Part of the founding team, I led engineering, data science, QA and support and built a team of 150. We grew the eCommerce business from zero to nine figures in four years through the launch of four distinct eCommerce and customer engagement platforms. Loblaw Digital scaled to over $3B in revenue in 2021.
I advise venture-backed startups across the US & Canada on two different areas. Firstly, as a six-time startup CTO, I help them on how to scale their product and engineering organizations, typically working directly with their CEO and CTO. And secondly, having raised multiple rounds of financing as a founder and now a VC, I help companies with their pitches, fundraising strategy and related matters.
Earlier in my career, I had a tenure at another seed-stage VC firm, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, in San Francisco, where I cut my teeth on the startup business and three very formative years at Deloitte as a management consultant. I have an MBA from UC Berkeley, a B.Sc.H. in Computer Science, and a B.Sc in Mathematics from Queen’s University.
I take my work pretty seriously (most of the time), but I have three kids and a wife that come first. Soccer comes second. I’ve played since I could walk and coached the last ten years – Coach of the Year 2019 U12 Boys @ Erin Mills Soccer Club!