OV January Roundup: New Office, Venture Out Career Fest, Portfolio News
We are thrilled to announce our expansion to the U.S. through the opening of our Silicon Valley office and the hiring of Michael Yang. Michael brings over a dozen years’ of venture capital investing with an early stage focus on e-commerce and emerging technologies such as healthtech, IoT, and AR/VR.
Michelle Killoran, Principal, will be relocating from Toronto to Silicon Valley to provide additional strength to the new office.
“OMERS has such a compelling value proposition for startups looking for a strategic partner, with access to patient yet agile venture capital, a strong entrepreneurial network, steadfast resources to support scale and growth, and visibility into technology themes and opportunities spanning both private and public assets,” said Michael Yang, Managing Partner, OMERS Ventures. “Michelle and I look forward to building a Bay Area presence.”
2019 Canadian Tech Predictions
Jim Orlando: Total VC investment in Canadian startups will drop, Bitcoin will increase value, and non-animal protein will become the new cleantech. What else? Read the full 2019 Canadian Tech Predictions for more on startup financing and tech trends.
Venture Out Career Fest
Are you a member of the LGBTQA+ community who’s looking for a new opportunity in tech? OMERS Ventures is thrilled to host the Venture Out Career Fest on February 7 in Toronto.
Participating companies include Slack, OpenCare, Uberflip, Tucows, Jobber, Coinsquare, Crowdriff, Intelex, Crescendo, and many others! Visit the event page to learn more.
January 29 // NYC // Corridor Demo Day — Jim will be there!
January 31 // TORONTO // L-SPARK SaaS Showcase — Nicole is moderating an investor panel with Real Ventures, Ripple Ventures, Maple Leaf Angels, Panache Ventures and ScaleUp Ventures. Michelle and Alyssa will also be attending!
January 31 // TORONTO // #MovetheDialStories — Soha is presenting.