To us, Venture Partners are individuals looking to support portfolio investments, and potentially co-invest directly into our portfolio companies from the bonds they build with the founders.

Ashkan Karbasfrooshan

Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of WatchMojo, a video and content production that has grown to become one of YouTube’s most successful channels. An envelope-pushing investor and advisor, Karbasfrooshan sold his previous company to News Corp. In 2015, he was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (Media & Entertainment).

Edmond Eldebs

Edmond Eldebs currently sits as the Vice-President of Revenue Management, Sales & Distribution at Porter Airlines, a Canadian airline servicing more than 20 destinations in North America. Outside his work with Holt as an investor and advisor, Eldebs is also an angel investor and leads the alumni startup investment relations with Western University in Ontario.

Barry Friesen

An investor and company founder with more than 30 years of experience, today Barry Friesen serves as the President of Friesen Electric, a business offering turnkey solutions for industrial process servicing oil, gas, and mining. As President at Cary investments, he has long pursued investments in early-stage startups and businesses.

Ly (Lynn) Nguyen

Ly (Lynn) Nguyen is an accomplished banking, fintech, payments executive with over 25 years of experience with the Central Bank, Deutsche Bank, Western Union and global leading fintech startups. As a fintech advisor, investor and partner, she helps companies build high growth through strategic partnerships with industry players. Her most recent roles include Executive Director, Board member at TrueMoney, Advisor at Zip Co, Partner at Amity and angel investor in early-stage startups.

Joaquim Miro

Joaquim Miro is the Founder of JMiro Capital, a Founding Partner of MLG Blockchain, and the current SVP Global Growth of GDA Capital and Secure Digital Markets. He also serves as an advisor to multiple incubators in the Fintech space, and as an executive advisor in the Blockchain and Agritech spaces. His work has been featured on multiple publications including BNN, Yahoo and the Canadian Marketing Association.


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