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Feb 3, 2023

On this week’s show, we spoke with Fahd Ananta, Investor @ Roach Capital

Fahd is an investor at Roach Capital, a firm he founded. After founding and selling his own Canadian tech companies and spending years working as a product lead at major tech firms like Shopify and Snap — the company behind Snapchat — Ananta launched Roach Capital in 2019. 

Roach represents a continuation of Ananta’s angel investment efforts, which involved providing startups with early capital and helping them with product strategy. Additionally, he says the early-stage fund has an opportunity to put portfolio companies “on the radar” of some of its larger and better capitalized VC investors.

Prior to launching Roach Capital, Ananta co-founded a pair of Toronto-based startups: Chime, a notification aggregator and calendar app that was acquired by HubSpot in 2013 and Tab Payments, a restaurant curation, reservation, and payments app that was acquired by United Kingdom-based Velocity in 2015.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • His path to becoming an investor
  • Why he started Roach Capital 
  • Difference between good and great products
  • Providing guidance to founders
  • What it takes to succeed in a startup


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Jan 27, 2023

On this week’s show, we spoke with Mai Duong, Co-Founder @ Swab The World 

Mai Duong is a Canadian leukemia survivor of Vietnamese descent.  Mai has over 20 years of experience in communications and media strategy under her belt in top advertising agencies in Canada. She led a group of talented strategists on clients such as Red Bull, General Motors, Coke and many others.

 

In 2013, Mai was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and needed a stem cell transplant but she faced the grim reality of not finding her match because of her Vietnamese background. Her friend launched the campaign Save Mai Duong with the help of colleagues in advertising to find her compatible donor.

 

In October 2018, she co founded Swab The World Foundation with the mission to tackle the major problem of ethnic minority under-representation in the national stem cell registries. 

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • How she battled leukemia and had to find a stem cell donor
  • Galvanizing the media and finding a way to save her life
  • Launching a charity in order to increase the awareness of stem cell donation and diversify the donor registry 
  • The strategy behind growing Swab The World 


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Jan 19, 2023

On this week’s show, we spoke with Philippe Beaudoin, Co-Founder & CEO @ Waverly.

Philippe is a venture scientist constantly looking for ideas that can improve society. He is the CEO and cofounder of Waverly where they’re building a discovery engine for your better self. Prior to that he co-founded Element AI and was a software engineer at Google.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • The state of natural language research and AI more generally
  • Launching Waverly to tackle the issue of content recommendation
  • Different business models they are exploring
  • Integrating Chat-GPT in their product
  • Creating a multiplayer experience in the future


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Jan 13, 2023

On this week’s show, we spoke with Tatiana Estevez Carlucci, CEO & Founder @ Permalution

Tatiana is an entrepreneurial driven individual with great fondness for community building and engagement. She is the founder of Permalution, startup business focused on fog water harvesting technology and climate change solutions. She also founded the Tech Quiero community, an NGO that works to introduce women and girls in LATAM to technology and entrepreneurship & was the lead for Facebook Developer Circles Guadalajara. Her past experience includes working in the government sector on Sustainable Cities and in the private sector as Head of Innovation for international corporations. 

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • How she got into climate tech 
  • Democratizing a new water source using fog and hard to reach water sources
  • The innovative hardware sensors and predictive software

 

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Dec 23, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Hugo Larochelle, Research Scientist @ Google

Hugo is  the lead of the Google Brain team in Montreal, adjunct professor at Université de Montréal and a Canada CIFAR Chair. His research focuses on the study and development of deep learning algorithms.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • His love of teaching and starting a YouTube channel
  • The rapid advances of the past 12 months
  • The illusion of AGI
  • Enabling new scientific discoveries
  • Philanthropy and the generous $1M donation from Hugo and his wife to combat climate change


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Dec 16, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Sam Ramadori, CEO @ Brainbox

Sam is a recognized private equity expert and senior executive with significant experience in identifying investment opportunities and supporting management teams in developing and executing growth-oriented business plans. Sam joined the BrainBox AI team in the spring of 2019 and oversees the execution of the company’s growth-oriented business plan as well as investor relations.

 

I also wrote a deep dive on the company on my blog that dives deeper into the company. 

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • BrainBox’s big goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings
  • The huge challenges facing adoption in their market
  • How their advanced AI technology works 
  • Their ambitious goal of connecting buildings
    The future of distributed energy


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Dec 9, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Chloë Ryan, CEO and Founder @ Acrylic Robotics

Chloe is an artist, innovator and tech startup founder with a background in mechanical engineering who is fueled by her creative intuition, curiosity and desire to proactively build the world we want to live in. More than anything, she loves taking bold ideas from concept to reality, and leads with passion, vision, grit and determination.

 

Before Acrylic, she started my first business at age 9, sold hwe first painting at 14, was a provincial-level competitive athlete throughout her teens, founded & scaled a sustainability case competition (www.bridgecasecomp.com) nation-wide, held leadership roles on dozens of student committees in her undergrad, and managed multi-million dollar infrastructure projects at Canada's largest engineering consulting firm (WSP).

 

She is now the Founder & CEO of Acrylic Robotics, a tech startup on a mission to make fine art accessible to all. We leverage robotics and artificial intelligence to allow artists to create authenticated limited-edition collections of painted artwork conceived by them and painted by their robotic twin with real paint on canvas. With Acrylic, artists can make their work available to the general public while also generating orders of magnitude more income per piece.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Chloe’s background as an artist 
  • Acrylic Robotics and the bold mission to help artists
  • Unlocking new demand by lowering the price of art
  • A philosophical conversation on what is creativity 
  • Potential business models using generative AI 

 

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Dec 2, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Frantz Saintellemy, President and COO @ Leddartech.

Mr. Saintellemy is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at Leddartech.

LeddarTech is a leader in environmental sensing solutions for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles. LeddarTech delivers an end-to-end environmental sensing solution that solves critical fusion and perception challenges across the automotive value chain.

With LeddarVision™, its proprietary low-level fusion and perception platform that enables L2 to L5 ADAS/AD autonomy levels, and with LeddarEngine™, the most versatile and scalable auto and mobility LiDAR platform covered by over 120 patented technologies and innovations, enabling LeddarTech's automotive customers to develop full-stack sensing solutions that enhances performance while improving safety.

In addition to his current functions at LeddarTech, he has been appointed the 14th Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Université de Montréal.

Groupe 3737 is a not-for-profit accelerator and incubator focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, with an emphasis on gender agnostic, women, youth, and migrant entrepreneurs. We develop tomorrow's socially and environmentally conscious, diverse, inclusive entrepreneurs and leaders that give back to their communities.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Growing up in humble beginnings and his mindset to level up
  • Treating his career like a professional athlete 
  • The three waves of technology adoption
  • LeddarTech’s vision and the advent of self-driving cars 
  • Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs with Groupe 3737

 

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Nov 18, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Jordan Arshinoff, Cofounder & Copresident @ Obibox.

After spending 17 years of his professional life in the industrial packaging industry, Jordan Arshinoff Foss founded obibox (formerly Xpedigo) with his brother-in-law Paul-Henri Erhard in November 2016. Initially conceived as a technology platform applied to parcel delivery (last mile), the entrepreneurs quickly developed an operational side in order to test the technology developed by their technical team. The company enjoyed some success from 2016 to 2020, but it was in the midst of a pandemic that obibox took off. Today, they are 4 founders, have more than 70 employees, 6 pan-Quebec sorting centers with more than 350 delivery partners. They also have a fleet of 20 100% electric trucks with a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030. They presented their full climate action plan to the industry a few weeks ago. They offer a home and business parcel delivery service, 7 days a week, same day and next day service. They work with companies such as Altitude Sport and Cookit. Jordan Arshinoff Foss is co-president, responsible for strategic business development.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Genesis of Obibox and how they shifted their business model 
  • Merging with Tecor transport
  • Developing a climate action plan
  • Roadblocks and opportunities in electrifying their fleet
  • Being a tech enabled operations company
  • The potential future market with their software product

 

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Nov 12, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Sarah Lambert, Co-founder & CEO @ Ora Medical

Sarah’s personal mission is to provide walking ability to disabled patients. Her experience in the physical therapy field illustrated the lack of access to daily rehabilitation care for people with mobility impairments. Following this realization, she surrounded herself with a talented team of engineers to reproduce her physical therapy treatments remotely, aided by AI. Ora Medical now continues to grow and help revolutionize physical rehabilitation practices in an ever-changing digital world.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • The state of remote medicine today
  • Helping people with disabilities
  • Building a product that has initial traction
  • The immense size of the market
  • Building a recurring revenue stream


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Nov 4, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Gabriel Sundaram, COO & Co-Founder @ Mission

Currently, Gabriel is leading ops and growth at Mission. They’re building the best market network for software engineers to work as independents. Supporting them with a platform to help teams build more effectively, opportunities to work on meaningful long-term missions, and a community of like-minded peers.

Previously Gabriel was COO at Bus.com, overseeing growth and product. He helped navigate the company through a rebrand, major product pivot, and multiple rounds of growth capital.

Prior to Bus.com Gabriel was part of the founding investment team at Real Ventures where he invested in over 200 early stage startups through the fund and their accelerator program FounderFuel. He also led the development of the firm’s own internal software and initial platform to support portfolio companies.

Having left and come back to his hometown Montreal, Gabriel has become a key instigator in the growing local startup scene. Launching several community initiatives including tech blog MTLinTECH, Startup Drinks Montreal, Startup Open House, and Notman House.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Importance of the software engineer
  • Genesis of Mission and its model
  • Building the best online environment for independent engineers and product builders to work.
  • The concept of marketplace 3.0 
  • The importance of culture and learning in attracting elite level engineers 
  • Building the Canadian tech community 

 

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Oct 28, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Shahir Guindi, Partner and Co-Chair @ Osler. Shahir is the firm's national Co-Chair and a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. He was Managing Partner of the Montréal office for 7 years prior to becoming national Co-Chair. He has over 30 years of experience and is a recognized advisor in M&A, private equity and corporate finance. His private equity and venture capital experience includes advising funds on their domestic and cross-border portfolio investments and divestitures and on their fund formations. Shahir acts for a number of the country’s most successful technology and biotechnology companies. 

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • The key ingredient in being a successful lawyer: trust
  • How the legal industry has changed 
  • Advice for technology entrepreneurs
  • Board best practices 
  • The growing importance of impact for boards

 

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Oct 19, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Patrick Gagné,  CEO @ Cycle Momentum.

With a focus on innovation and growth, Patrick brings 20 years of experience in technology and entrepreneurship. Patrick cofounded several companies that contributed to the growth of urban living and economic development in Montreal. He is currently CEO of Cycle Momentum, a startup accelerator and innovation engine in the cleantech space.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • State of climate tech in Canada
  • Technology risk vs.  commercial risk
  • Accelerating climate tech startups by being upstream 
  • Funding climate technologies
  • Being a coach vs. an entrepreneur
  • His vision for scaling Cycle Momentum


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Oct 14, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Etienne Plourde, Co-Founder & CEO @ WeCook

After 6 years of experience in advertising and cold calling management, Etienne launched Nutrition Fit Plus in 2013. It was the first major player in the healthy prepared meals industry in Canada. They have developed a profitable business exceeding 9 figures over the years with an innovative and targeted advertising strategy. In December 2019, they drastically accelerated the growth of the company by renaming it WeCook. In the following 24 months, WeCook grew from 60 employees to 700 to keep up with the increase in revenue of more than 900%.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Changing consumer habits when it comes to nutrition
  • Building a prepared meal company over 10 years
  • Scaling customer acquisition and operations
  • Delivering 4M meals last year 
  • Focusing on organic growth before raising money 
  • His vision of being the Canadian leader in the market


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Sep 29, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Raphael Steinman, Co-CEO & Founder @ Maxa 

Raphael has spent the last 20 years building 3 enterprise data software companies serving medium to large organizations across North America. He is the Co-CEO and founder of Maxa, a SaaS AI data automation layer that enables businesses to get more answers and better BI from their ERP and core data systems - at warp speed.

He also advises business leaders and entrepreneurs about harnessing data to stimulate and develop a companies’ full potential.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • The state of ERPs today
  • Building the next generation ERP and system of record 
  • Solving a massive pain point for businesses
  • How they built a conceptual language to create predictive analytics 
  • The big vision of building a platform and automating manpower 


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Sep 16, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Marc-André Campagna, CEO & Co-Founder @ Oxio. Marc-André Campagna is from Baie-Comeau, Quebec and iis the CEO and co-founder of oxio. After helping his parents move and set up their internet, it sparked his interest in developing a more affordable internet provider that put Canadians’ needs first. This led him to drop out of Law School at Laval University to start Oxio along with his friend Francis Careau.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • The state of the telco oligopoly in Canada 
  • How the lack of competition is reflected in the market
  • Founding Oxio and his bold vision 
  • Raising his Series A from Xavier Neel, Founder of Free and Kima Ventures
  • Expanding beyond Canada and using software to develop a new business model 
  • Building a culture of radical transparency


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Sep 2, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Danny Angers, Co-Founder & EVP, Chief Growth Officer @ Vosker

Danny is the Chief Growth Officer and a Co-founder and board member of VOSKER. An experienced business developer, his corporate development and interpersonal skills has led to significant growth opportunities across various technological sector.

Pulling knowledge and strength from over ten years of experience as a specialist business developer and go-to-market strategist, Danny’s truest passion and values lies in pursuing bold ideas whilst supporting and leading disruptive technologies throughout the globe.

Aug 26, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Nadia Ladak, Co-Founder @ Marlow.

Nadia Ladak is passionate about contributing to the start-up ecosystem and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. She is the founder of Marlow, a menstrual health brand that has created the first-ever lubricated tampon delivered through a direct-to-consumer subscription model. Beyond the product, the team is taking a community-driven approach to reduce the stigma around menstrual health through education and conversations. The brand has been featured in a variety of publications including Global News, Betakit, Canadian Living, The Kit, FemTech Insider, Vancouver Sun, and more. Nadia led the team's fundraising strategy and raised a $500,000 pre-seed round and obtained $100,000 in non-dilutive grants. She is a Canadian delegate at the upcoming G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance summit where she will contribute to international policy regarding entrepreneurship and is also the Ontario representative on the Startup Canada Women Advocacy Network where she participates in government roundtables to advocate for female founders. Prior to Marlow, Nadia worked at KPMG in management consulting and at TELUS Digital in digital strategy. She graduated from the Ivey Business School as an Ivey Scholar (top 10% of her class) and was recently recognized as one of Canada's Top 30 under 30 leaders by Bay Street Bull. Nadia is committed to giving back to her community through her role as a fundraising catalyst at Holland Bloorview Children's Hospital and as a mentor for the Junior Achievement Company Program where she provides weekly coaching to high school students as they operate their own small businesses.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Overcoming the stigma of women’s health
  • Building new distribution models
  • How they innovated in their product
  • Innovating with TikTok as a marketing channel 
  • Giving advice to young entrepreneurs

 

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Aug 19, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Alex Shee, Vice-President Corporate Development & Strategy @ Sama.

Alex is an executive at Sama that leads Corporate Development and Strategy. He is working on building an AI business ecosystem around Sama's platform. His role encompasses Partnerships, Corporate Development and Go-To-Market strategy. He was previously the Head of Partnerships and Corporate Development at Element AI (exited to ServiceNow | NYSE: NOW) where he opened and grew the business in Asia, signed major strategic partnerships and led the team that raised Element AI's C$200M Series B. He was also the host of Element AI's #1 rated podcast "The AI Element" which explores the biggest issues and toughest questions in artificial intelligence. He was also recently selected as one of top 250 upcoming leaders in Canada by the Governor General of Canada (equivalent of Presidential Award), one of the top 4 business development and sales leaders in tech by Floodgates in their Annual Anchor List and 2021 "Power Player" by The Peak.

 

We spoke about:

  • Sama’s mission and their double bottom line
  • How their model allows them to peak into the future of AI 
  • Creating access to the digital economy for people in difficult situations
  • Being a high growth startup and using technology as a force for good
  • Alex’s personal journey from Element AI to Sama



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Aug 11, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Bradley Smith, CEO & Founder @ Haleo Health.

HALEO is a healthcare provider with a mission to improve health and performance by increasing access to quality care for poor sleep. Our virtual specialty care clinic provides professional, clinically proven solutions for sleep disorders and is accessible through a mobile app. Our services help organizations increase productivity, safety and retention by helping their employees sleep better. Our vision is to provide significantly improved quality of care and clinical outcomes for millions of people worldwide experiencing sleep disorders. We are achieving this by developing novel, clinically proven personalized treatment protocols administered by healthcare professionals, supported by AI and delivered cost-effectively and at scale using a virtual care model.

 

We spoke about: 

  • The state of sleep today 
  • How their virtual care model improves patient outcomes 
  • Innovating on their business model to become mobile
  • Building a subscription model 
  • Raising a round and their growth ambitions

 

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Aug 5, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Jason Dominique, Co-Founder & CEO @ Embr

Known for his relentless determination and contagious passion for innovation at a global scale, Jason spent the better part of the last decade in the Montreal Startup Ecosystem helping advance its international reach. As a seasoned entrepreneur and innovation leader, Jason is currently focussed on building Embr, a Web3-enabled startup that empowers innovators with the tools and know-how to ignite the future of economic opportunity.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • The state of crypto today 
  • Immutability, ownership and trustless benefits of blockchains
  • Building a startup despite the extreme volatility of the space
  • Going from ideation to launch with a crypto project 
  • His vision for Embr and building the application layer for decentralized projects



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Jul 29, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Annick Charbonneau, Co-Founder and Managing Partner @ Accelia Capital.

A serial tech entrepreneur, Annick Charbonneau has founded and managed two tech companies over the past decade. A fervent promoter of the presence of women in entrepreneurship, in 2021 she launched Accelia Capital, a venture capital fund whose mission is to invest in innovative companies, owned or led by women. At over $50M, it is one of the most important venture capital funds to propel female entrepreneurship in North America. Accelia Capital invests in Quebec or Canadian start-ups and other early stage companies.

A graduate in International Business from Pepperdine University in California, Annick also holds a certificate in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy from MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a passionate traveler and enjoys skiing, cycling, and running.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Empowering the next generation of female entrepreneurs
  • Having 20 successful women as LPs
  • Accelia Capital’s investment thesis 
  • Getting more women as GPs in venture capital

 

Annick is well on her way to building a world-class venture capital firm and she shared some great insights.

 

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Jul 22, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Martin Gourdeau, President & General Manager @ Gsoft.

Martin is a strategy and technology executive with over 18 years experience building high performance teams within a wide range of industries. Before joining GSoft, Martin co-founded PNR, a boutique management consulting firm specialized in corporate strategy and M&A. The firm experienced 100% YoY growth it's first four years of operation, and successfully brought to market a proprietary strategic planning methodology and platform. Prior to PNR, Martin was VP Operations at Global Eagle Entertainment, the world leader in in-flight entertainment. In his role Martin led a significant restructuring and post-M&A initiative to optimize resources, lower attrition and significantly improve bottom line results. Previously, Martin took the lead as head of operations at nventive: a mobile applications agency working with marquee clients such as Expedia, Yelp and Bloomberg. During his tenure, the company grew from 15 to 100+ employees in 18 months. In 2004, he joined Electronic Arts in a technology role, and eventually transitioned to Director of Operations for the new world class game development studio. The studio scaled from 30 employees to more than 800 over a span of 7 years. Before EA, Martin began his professional journey as an IT consultant in the special effects and super-computing space.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Remove friction from the employee experience
  • How the pandemic accelerated their business
  • Focusing on product and having a product led growth strategy 
  • State of the markets and macroeconomic headwinds 

 

Martin is a seasoned executive with a tremendous amount of experience and insights on building world-class products

 

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Jul 14, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with David Charbonneau, Managing Partner @ Boreal Ventures.

David is the founder and managing partner of Boreal Ventures, Quebec's first early-stage venture fund dedicated to deeptech. Areas of expertise include industrial technologies, artificial intelligence, enterprise SaaS, semiconductor, computer vision, IoT, medtech, cleantech and energy.

Prior to founding Boreal Ventures, David worked at BDC Capital where he helped manage a $135M early-stage venture fund.

David initially started his career working in various engineering functions for Bombardier, Kraft and Toyota before transitioning to management consulting and strategy at KPMG-SECOR, where he supported executives on investment decisions, strategic planning and post-merger integration.

David also co-founded the Comité de Consultation en Gestion de Polytechnique (CCGP), a student-run consulting organization supporting strategic decision-making at start-ups, not-for-profits and established businesses.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • The skill of closing the gap between engineering and business
  • How we strong engineering talent right here in Quebec
  • De-risking investments at an early stage  
  • Why he started Boreal Ventures and how they partner with Centech 
  • His vision of making Canada a leading innovation center across the world 

 

David is well on his way in building a world class venture capital firm. I’m grateful that he took the time to chat and share his insights


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Jul 8, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Sévrine Labelle, CEO @ Evol

Sévrine Labelle arrived at Femmessor in May 2017 with the desire to lead the organization and its human wealth with kindness and empathy. With more than 20 years of experience in management and entrepreneurship, she values collaboration and relies on collective intelligence to reach greater heights as a team. In his view, entrepreneurs have the power to positively transform society. It is this conviction that led her to invest in the evolution of Femmessor towards Evol, with the ambition of contributing to the creation of a more prosperous, sustainable and equitable economy.

 

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Evol’s mission and how they help female entrepreneurs and underrepresented founders
  • How the tides are changing and more women are starting companies 
  • Sevrine’s personal passion about wanting to make an impact
  • Evol’s foray into equity investing and growth potential 

 

Sévrine is working towards a more prosperous future and a more equitable one. I hope that you enjoy the conversation!

 

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