Embracing Venture Capital to Build Great Companies

Embracing Venture Capital to Build Great Companies


Hosted By: Institutional Asset Management Committee
Level: General

This “Fireside Chat” will highlight the lessons and advice gleaned from two founder/CEOs who built successful companies in Canada and subsequently sold them to large buyers in their industry. We welcome Kirk Simpson, CEO & Co-Founder of Wave HQ for a conversation with our fireside chat moderator Dan Debow, VP Partnerships & Corporate Development, Shopify.

Our principal speaker, Kirk made extensive use of Venture Capital raises, built significant company ecosystems and drove sales to a successful $537 million sale of Wave to H+R Block.Both speakers are deeply ensconced in the Canadian VC and tech communities, and will share insights on key tech developments, and what it takes to succeed in this dynamic industry.

Who Should Attend
Investment and finance professionals who want to learn from successful investors and entrepreneurs about the Canadian and Global VC and Technology markets.


  • When

  • Friday, February 21, 2020
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Eastern Time

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