Highlights from iNovia’s 2015 CEO Summit & AGM

by on July 2, 2015

Highlights from iNovia’s 2015 CEO Summit & AGM June 10th and 11th 2015, in the beautiful setting of Menlo Park California, iNovia Capital held its 3rd annual CEO Summit and its 8th AGM. This year’s theme was Hitting Key Milestones, which included providing insights, learnings and best practices around scaling… Continue Reading

From EiR Buzz to a Defining Role with Poka

by on June 5, 2015

The very first thing on my calendar, after leaving Return Path last October, was a Monday morning coffee with Chris Arsenault. That’s when the offer to spend a couple months with iNovia as their Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) came in. It sounded like a pretty good way to kick-off life,… Continue Reading

It is Time to Go Back to Building

by on May 19, 2015

Five years ago, a new odyssey began for me with an introduction to the team at iNovia Capital. After getting to know Shawn and Chris, I developed a tremendous respect for their entrepreneurial roots and the vision they had for iNovia. That vision was focused on building a relationship with… Continue Reading

Disrupting Dinosaur Industries

by on April 24, 2015

The word “disruption” has been thrown around by tons of startups in their quest to be the next Uber, Airbnb, AppDirect or Netflix. Easier said than done! Disruption is about creating new behaviours, changing the way industries do business, the way they sell their products and how their customers consume. Software, the web, SAAS models… Continue Reading

VarageSale: Building on Passion

by on April 6, 2015

Last week, Montreal born VarageSale announced a US$34M in growth funding led by two leading Valley VCs (Sequoia Capital and LightSpeed Venture Partners) along with existing investors (iNovia Capital, Real Ventures and VersionOne). Their story is an interesting one on many fronts and I want to share some insights that… Continue Reading