MEET THE TEAM

Ray Sharma

EXECUTIVE MANAGING PARTNER

Veteran of the mobile technology sector. #1 ranked wireless technology analyst for 6 of 9 eligible years in technology investment banking research, including positions at the CSFB Technology Group, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and most recently GMP Capital Trust.

Sunil Sharma

MANAGING PARTNER

Sunil Sharma was co-founder of Extreme Startups, one of Canada’s leading technology accelerators. Backed by 5 of Canada’s best venture capital funds, Sunil has co-lead investments into more than 18 companies. Sunil is very active in the technology ecosystem across Canada and particularly in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor, where he serves as EIR at Communitech.  Sunil is Co-Director of the Founder Institute, the world’s most global accelerator program.

Ken Teslia

CHAIRMAN & FOUNDING PARTNER

24 years working in the investment industry at RBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse First Boston and GMP Capital Trust, acting principally within the Institutional Equity markets. 8 years investing as a VC and working with start ups at the board level.

Imran Bashir

FOUNDING PARTNER

28 years working in the technology sector as an entrepreneur. Currently President & CEO of Jugnoo Inc. Prior to his work at Jugnoo Inc., Mr. Bashir was President and COO of Octanewave Software Inc. and as President and CEO of ISG Inc.

Ian Ainsworth

MANAGING PARTNER

One of Canada’s top asset managers, with particular expertise investing in technology. Ian was previously Managing Director and CIO of Altamira responsible for over $10 billion in assets, including $3 billion of dedicated public and private tech assets.