Taufiq Rahim of 2040 Ventures: the world, differently
AfternoonT - Stories from Successful Canadian Founders
by TTT Studios
10M ago
Taufiq Rahim is one of Canada’s global citizens. He is an investor and an international problem solver. Over the last two decades and in over 20 countries, Taufiq has driven investment, convened conversations and brought together public and private partnerships addressing the most pertinent global issues - from disruptive technology to economic development to geopolitics to global health. His current focus is on shifts in the global order and how individuals and institutions can capture opportunity in a time of rising challenge. He is also building 2040 Ventures, a global platform with a ..read more
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Jen Lee Koss of Springbank Collective: Investing in infrastructure to support women
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by TTT Studios
10M ago
Jen Lee Koss is an entrepreneur and investor, passionate about supporting, uplifting, and changing the lives of entrepreneurs and working families. She is a founding partner of Springbank Collective, an investment fund that supports early-stage companies re-imagining work, building the care infrastructure, and developing solutions for working families. Through Springbank, Jen is actively shaping the future of work and family life, by backing startups that leverage technology and community to make life more manageable, fulfilling, and equitable. In 2012, Jen co-founded BRIKA, an innovative reta ..read more
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Rana Sarkar of Global Affairs: Consul General of Canada in San Fransisco
AfternoonT - Stories from Successful Canadian Founders
by TTT Studios
10M ago
In episode 80 of the Afternoon T Podcast, Chris sits down for a chat with the Consul General of Canada in San Fransisco, Rana Sarkar. Rana has also held various senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors. He served as the National Director for High Growth Markets at KPMG Canada, where he advised Canadian companies on how to expand into emerging markets. He also worked as the President and CEO of the Canada-India Business Council and had various roles in multiple great organizations in London, UK. He is a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at ..read more
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Kayla Isabelle of Startup Canada - helping Canada’s entrepreneurs
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by TTT Studios
11M ago
This week TTT president and co-founder Chris Hobbs sits down with the CEO of Startup Canada, Kayla Isabelle for Episode 79 of the Afternoon "T" Podcast. With over a decade of experience in the startup ecosystem, Kayla is an expert in supporting entrepreneurs and building thriving startup communities across the country. During our conversation, we'll be discussing Kayla's insights on the challenges facing Canadian entrepreneurs, the latest trends and innovations in the startup world, and how Startup Canada is working to support entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey. As a special bonus, f ..read more
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Maninder Dhaliwal of Lions Gate International: a global perspective on VC
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by TTT Studios
11M ago
Episode 78 of the Afternoon "T" Podcast finds Chris Hobbs chatting with the founder of Lions Gate International, Maninder Dhaliwal. In addition to being the President and Co-founder of Lions Gate International Maninder is also the Managing Partner at Startup Studio - an Accelerator & Early Stage Venture Capital Fund, the Founding Chair of TiE Incubation Lab with a focus on supporting Canadian Pre-seed Startups, and serves on the steering committee for TiE Global Angels, the largest angel investor network in the world. Maninder has been recognized by several awards including: Business in Va ..read more
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John Ruffolo of Maverix Private Equity - Canadian VC legend
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by TTT Studios
11M ago
For episode 77 of the Afternoon "T" Podcast Chris sits down to chat with Canadian VC legend John Ruffolo. John is the founder and Managing Partner at Maverix Private Equity, as well as the former CEO of OMERS Ventures, one of the largest and most active venture capital firms in Canada. Under his leadership, OMERS Ventures invested in several successful Canadian startups, including Shopify, Xanadu, Jobber, Hootsuite,  Desire 2 Learn, Hopper,  League, and Wattpad.  John also co-founded the Council of Canadian Innovators with Jim Balsillie, a non-profit organization dedicated to he ..read more
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Andre Charoo of Maple VC: helping launch the next generation
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by TTT Studios
11M ago
Andre Charoo is a prominent figure in the venture capital industry, known for his expertise in early-stage investments and his ability to identify promising startups. Andre Charoo began his career in finance before transitioning to the venture capital industry working with some legendary companies on the way. He was one of Uber’s first 25 employees and led Hired’s expansion into 16 markets across 6 countries. In 2016 he founded Maple VC where he has backed some great startups including Neo, Layer Zero, and Reno Run. On top of this, Andre is the Co-Chair of the C100 tasked with helping organize ..read more
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Sam Gharegozlou of Axiom Zen & Dapper Labs: a passion for technology and entrepreneurship
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by TTT Studios
1y ago
Sam Gharegozlou of Axiom Zen and Dapper Labs joins Chris Hobbs to for episode 75 of the Afternoon "T" Podcast. Sam Gharegozlou is a true innovator in the tech world, and his impact on the industry has been undeniable. With his passion for technology and entrepreneurship, he has been able to turn his vision into reality, co-founding multiple successful companies that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in their respective industries. Dapper Labs, the blockchain-based company that Sam co-founded, is best known for creating CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, two of the most popular decent ..read more
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David Helliwell of Thrive Health: Empowering relationships in health care
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by TTT Studios
1y ago
David Helliwell of Thrive health joins Chris Hobbs to launch season 6 in episode 74 of the Afternoon "T" Podcast. Join us as David discusses lessons from his time working in government, being humbled by professional windsurfers, and how there comes a time when an entrepreneur needs to "throw away the crutches" to find success ..read more
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William Johnson of Vancouver Tech Journal
AfternoonT - Stories from Successful Canadian Founders
by TTT Studios
1y ago
William Johnson is the founder and managing editor of the Vancouver Tech Journal. With a focus on business and technology, William’s writing has been featured in outlets including Maclean’s, The Globe & Mail, BCBusiness, and the Daily Hive. In addition, William has been a speaker on communications and innovation at events like the #BCTECHSummit, TechVancouver, Marketing Connect, and BC AMA’s Vision conference. Being an Ontario transplant, William studied political science at Carleton University and public relations at the University of Toronto ..read more
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