HardTech Investor Network Announces the Appointment of the New Selection Committee, Membership Committee and Advisory Board

Jessica Miller
November 27, 2023
HardTech Investor Network
ventureLAB News

The HardTech Investor Network is very excited to announce the appointment of the new HardTech Investor Network Selection Committee, Membership Committee and Advisory Board members. These appointments are critical to driving the future strategic growth of the network as it aims to become the largest community of hardware and deep technology investors in Canada.

“Since the inception of the HardTech Investor Network in Canada, we've witnessed a transformative shift in the investment landscape. The existence of a hardtech-focused investor network has not only shown how much potential there is to provide value in this field, but also sparked a strong desire within the investment community to support and champion these cutting-edge ventures,” said Sep Assadian, VP of Founder Success at ventureLAB and HardTech Investor Network Lead. 

Since its launch in June, the initiative has grown to include over 30 investor members dedicated to bridging the gaps within deep tech and hardware investment in Canada. 

Selection Committee 

  1. Ana Misra, York Angels
  2. Sarim Zia, BDC Capital
  3. Pierre Paffenhoff, SecondMuse Capital
  4. Sabrina Sasaki, Monozukuri Ventures
  5. Vosik Shamsiev, Angel Investor and Ex Tokey Electron venture partner 
  6. Gregory Ogorek, iGAN
  7. Julia Elvidge, Individual (SheBoot)

Membership Committee 

  1. Hilary Kilgour, TheVenture.Fund
  2. Raymond Chik (DRC), Individual (Untether AI)
  3. Yuri Navarro, Kanata Ventures
  4. Geoffrey Goad, Leede Jones Gable
  5. Evan Clark, GTAN
  6. Suzanne Grant, Capital Angel Network
  7. Sep Assadian, HardTech Investor Network and ventureLAB

Advisory Board 

  1. Raymond Chik, Individual (Untether AI)
  2. Eva Lau, Two Small Fish Ventures
  3. Pierre Paffenhoff, SecondMuse Capital
  4. Sylvain Carle, Individual 
  5. Hugh Chow, ventureLAB
  6. Lally Rementilla, BDC Capital
  7. Sep Assadian, HardTech Investor Network and ventureLAB

About the HardTech Investor Network

The HardTech Investor Network is a deep-tech focused investor network backing up Canadian pre-seed and seed-stage startups. We offer vetted and curated select investment opportunities of high potential to support foundational companies that aim to improve our world.

About ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. ventureLAB’s initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, commercializing technology and IP, and customer acquisition have enabled thousands of companies to create over 5,000 jobs and raise more than $340 million in investment capital. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada, for global markets.

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