Flying High with Routehappy

by on Wednesday December 10th, 2014

I fly 40 to 50 times a year. After driving to the airport, getting through security and finding my gate, by the time I get on the plane, I want to relax and have the space to get some work done. It’s tough to know, on a flight-to-flight basis, whether… Continue Reading

Hacking Startup Recruiting: Culture, Data and Networks

by on Thursday October 30th, 2014

Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ‘em to play together is the hard part — Casey Stengel   Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the first Talent Hackers event in NYC. A very insightful event! There was plenty of practical advice that came out of the event. The TalentHackers NYC team have… Continue Reading

Evaluating the Formula for Success at the 2014 iNovia AGM

by on Thursday September 25th, 2014

Like every business, venture funds hold an annual general meeting (AGM) each year to review the state of affairs, lessons learned, and changes in direction with key stakeholders. iNovia has a portfolio of over forty active companies across three funds representing about $275M in committed capital from its limited partners… Continue Reading

The Good, The Interesting, and the Surprising: Key Learnings from the 2014 iNovia Capital CTO Summit

by on Thursday July 31st, 2014

iNovia invests in technology and startups offering technology enabled services. We believe that the Chief Technical Officer is the cornerstone of such companies — and thus a great place to invest in creating value. My partners and I are afflicted with insatiable curiosity, and tend to invest in like teams. We’ve found that life-long… Continue Reading

Hey VCs Listen Up: Entrepreneurs are Talking

by on Thursday July 17th, 2014

Some VCs are notorious for being on top of their companies and demanding data-driven results in regards to knowing the market, hitting financials or tracking KPIs on product engagement. We decided to hold ourselves to the same standard and learn more about our market, the entrepreneur, through a data driven… Continue Reading

What it Means to be a Value Add LP

by on Monday June 23rd, 2014

Ever asked yourself what it really means to be a value-add investor in a venture capital fund? I joined iNovia Capital almost 4 years ago and had previously thought about it, but was recently put on the spot. iNovia manages $275M across three early-stage funds. We have many supportive Limited… Continue Reading

How I got so Bullish on Allocadia

by on Thursday June 5th, 2014

It was late November 2012 when I was headed to Vancouver for late-stage diligence on a company I had been tracking for some time. I asked Pat Lor to join me on the trip as he had some valuable insight in to the industry this company operated in. In putting together… Continue Reading