Ryan Holmes is the Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Hootsuite. He also serves as Advisor of Chirpify. He also Co-Founded Tagga Media and also served as its Chief Technology Officer. He serves as Board Member at Mobio Technologies. He also serves an Advisor at Mobio Technologies. Holmes serves as a Co-Founder of Brightkit. Holmes has grown HootSuite from a lean startup to a global leader in social media with 6 million users, including 79 of the Fortune 100 companies. A college drop-out, he started a paintball company and pizza restaurant before founding Invoke Media, the company that developed HootSuite in 2009. Today, Holmes is an authority on the social business revolution, quoted in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and called upon to speak at TEDx and SXSW Interactive Conferences. An angel investor and advisor, he mentors startups in Canada and around the world. Through HootSuite University, Holmes partners with major universities to deliver social media coursework to the next generation of business leaders. He is an Angel Investor. He holds a Degree in Business from Okanagan College. Ryan Holmes served as Board Member at Payfirma.
Columbia Ventures is a private equity firm which also specializes in the venture capital investments. The firm invests in the biomedical, augmented reality, telecommunications, SaaS, manufacturing and real estate development sectors. It was founded in 1989 and is based in Vancouver, Washington.
Version One Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the consumer internet, SaaS and mobile sectors throughout North America. The firm was founded in 2012 and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Me. Aaron Ross is a Co-Founder and serves as an Author and Chief Revenue Officer at Predictable Revenue. He also serves as a Venture Advisor at Spider Capital. He also serves as an Advisor at AfterCollege. He founded BlackBox Revenue and PebbleStorm. Previously, he was an EIR (Entrepreneur-in-Residence) at Alloy Ventures. Prior to that he was at salesforce.com, where he built a 'Cold Calling 2.0' sales team that has sourced $100 million in recurring revenue, and spent a year in the acquisitions and investments team, helping acquire and launch the AppExchange Mobile and Salesforce for Google AdWords products. Aaron was CEO of LeaseExchange , an online equipment leasing marketplace. As an entrepreneur, he has been in Time, Businessweek and The Red Herring. Prior to LeaseExchange, Aaron worked at Pandesic, an Intel/SAP joint venture, did M&A at the investment bank Robertson Stephens, and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Environmental Civil Engineering. Aaron is on the advisory boards of Clickability, 4INFO, ConnectAndSell, Personiva and Flywheel Ventures. He is an Ironman triathlete, graduate of the Boulder Outdoor Survival School and volunteer mentor at SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business".
Managing Partner @CrossPacific Capital in Vancouver, BC. Co-founder of among others @tudou-com and @unitedstyles-com. Former CEO @spil-games Asia.
#UK #tech #entrepreneur @EnsygniaLtd - Onescan allows your #customers to go from looking to buying in under 10 seconds (even brand new ones). No #NFC needed.
TELUS Ventures is the venture capital arm of TELUS, a North American telecommunications company. The firm partners with privately held companies that offer unique technologies and innovative products that will accelerate growth initiatives within TELUS. The firm actively seeks synergistic investments in health technology, internet of things, big data, security, identity, managed information technology services, wireless and next-generation network infrastructure. Its financing encompasses early-to-late-stage companies in post-beta development, headquartered in Canada and the United States.
Principal of EKA Growth Capital - advising rapidly growing companies on growth capital, biz dev, strategy. Worked in ibanking & early stage tech for 10+ yrs
Dario Meli has been quietly, you could say, making a big impression on the ways we consume, create and disseminate content. For the past 15 years, the co-founder of Invoke, Foodee, Brightkit and Hootsuite has worked with and within some of the biggest names in the realms of technology and startups. With Quietly the message is loud and clear: quality content makes for happy consumer campers. With that thought front-of-mind, Dario helps brands and publishers fill their distribution channels with exceptional evergreen content backed by strategy, data, distribution and (proprietary) analytics. At the end of the equation, businesses increase their traffic, reach and revenue while consumers are provided with added value in the form of enriching and meaningful content. And if anyone knows a thing or ten about adding value, it’s Dario. “There’s been so much turmoil in publishing and media but one thing that’s never changed is the insatiable need for great content.” Dario on Vancity Buzz
Stewart Butterfield is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Slack. He also serves as an Advisor at SignalFire. Prior to this, he served as the Senior Director of Product Management at Yahoo, as well was President and Co-Founder of Ludicorp Research and Development. In addition to these positions, he also worked as the Managing Director and Company Secretary with Gradfinder.com. He holds BA degree in Philosophy & English from University of Victoria and MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.