our approach and philosophy
Our platform is an international network of close to 500 advisors with backgrounds in financial services, technology, entrepreneurship, investment, and regulation who help push forward the companies who represent their best match.
Such a diverse community of experts provides ample opportunity for growth and learning, in addition to shared deal flow. Part of Holt’s mission is to ensure the end-to-end process is educative and enjoyable, on top of recognizing that this is an opportunity for an exchange of ideas, all in a collaborative and transparent manner. Not only are we here to counsel, but we are eager to learn from you, too.
Our advisor network of nearly 500 experts are chosen for their suitability to support early-stage FinTechs. About 70% reside in Canada while the remainder are internationally-based, giving our FinTechs an edge into entry for all market.
Moreover, our Advisor Army 110+ angel or institutional investors, 50+ financial institutions, as well as expertise across universities, governments, regulators, service providers, non-profits, and incubators/accelerators, providing ample resources and tools for success. Together, this advisor network selects the top 1% of applicants yearly that are the best equipped for partnership.
Our advisors repertory
An international network of advisors from a diverse pool of expertise means your company benefits considerably.
|Advisor||First Name||Last Name||Job Title||Company|
|Talem Health Analytics|
|Eric||Interim Managing Director||Maple Leaf Angels|
|Reta Coburn||Reta Coburn|
|Sergio||A. Escobar||Partner||BCF Ventures|
|Mark||A. Smith||Director||RBC Capital Partners|
|Steven||Abrams||Partner, IT Venture Fund, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech||BDC|
|Amar||Ahluwalia||Vice President, Partnerships & Capital Markets||Coast Capital Savings|
|Blanche||Ajarrista||Principal Investments & Fintech Strategic Investments||Eight Roads|
|Marc||Alloul||Co-Founder & President||Budgeto|
|Johnathan||Aloni||Director||Tel Aviv Chapter at Founder Institute|
|Jeremy||Altman||VP Strategic Partnerships||Paysafe Group|
|Milad||Alucozai||Venture Capitalist | Founding Partner||Good AI Capital|
|Milad||Alucozai||Venture Partner||Entrepreneur First|
|Maor||Amar||Managing Partner||Impression Ventures|
|Frazer||Anderson||Senior Associate||Vestigo Ventures|
|Tyler||Anderson||COO||FinTech Growth Syndicate|
|Ritesh||Andley||Product manager - Digital banking & FinTech||Celero solutions|
|Damodar||Arapakota||Chairman and CTO||Xappen Inc.|
|Jan||Arp||Managing Partner||Holt Accelerator|
|Jan||Arp||Founding Managing Partner||Holt Accelerator|
|Olga||Artman||Co-Founder||Columbia Innovation Roundtable|
Our advisors are located in 15 countries making the potential to integrate into new markets a smoother process.
Our advisors support portfolio companies on everything from investments, customer introductions, product development, tech roadmaps, and regulations, to name a few. These advisors have expertise across diverse fintech sub-verticals including digital lending, wealthtech, capital markets, banking infrastructure and automation, insurtech, digital payments, regtech, cybersecurity, digital assets and digital banks.
Such a diverse advisor network provides expertise in the latest innovations in each sub-vertical and a real-time market perspective for investment decision-making and our portfolio’s accelerated growth.
A majority of our advisors are located in Canada, expediting the go-to market timeline and establishing a base in Canada to target the larger North American market. The remainder helps our FinTech companies grow their reach into international markets.