From Funding to Fame

Democratizing private markets, one conversation at a time
Episode 19
June 22, 2023
Willie Cromack, Founding Owner, GM & Coach of Rovers Football Club
Investing in Canada's First Supporter Owners Soccer Club
In this episode, we chat with Willie as he discusses combining a passion for soccer and business, what the future of soccer could look like in Canada, and how the community drives the growth of the club.
Episode 18
June 2, 2023
Alex Clark, CEO & Founder @ QP
Investing in The Third Generation of Social Networking
In this episode, we chat with Alex as he discusses his journey in entrepreneurship and the $200 million CAD exit after the startup he co-founded, Bit Stew Systems, was bought by General Electric Co., QP's positioning in the social media sphere, and takeaways from raising capital over the years.
Episode 17
May 25, 2023
with Trung Pham, CEO & Founder of Ryse
Investing in Innovative SmartHome Technology
In this episode, we chat with Trung as he discusses the need for technology in a home, the future of green homes, and the realities of founding a startup.
Episode 16
May 18, 2023
with Josh Barr, Co-Founder of brust not just coffee
Investing in Functional Cold Brewed Coffee
In this episode, we chat with Josh as he discusses growing up in an entrepreneurial family and how that influenced his journey as a founder, the impact of mentorship in the development and scaling of a startup, and how functional coffee can fit into your lifestyle.
Episode 15
May 11, 2023
Gagan Grewal, CEO & Founder, Mindset Beverages
Investing in Shelf Stable CBD-Infused Kombucha
In this episode, we chat with Gagan as he discusses the market opportunity and consumer interest in edible or drinkable cannabis products, the trick to creating a bitter-free, great-tasting beverage, and the vision in creating Canada's first and only CBD beverage and what that might mean for the industry as a whole.
Episode 14
April 27, 2023
Oussama (Sam) Saoudi, CEO and Founder of KaleMart24
Investing in Natural Convenience Stores
In this episode, we chat with Sam as he discusses the market opportunity created by the shift in consumer behaviour, what it means to be a serial entrepreneur, and the vision for the reinvented convenience store.
Episode 13
April 20, 2023
Jonah Midanik, Partner & COO, Forum Ventures
Backing Bold, Ambitious Startups
Our guest today is Jonah Midanik, Partner & COO of Forum Ventures, the leading early-stage fund, program, and community for B2B SaaS startups. With over 250 portfolio companies, Forum founders have gone on to raise from NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Uncork Capital, 8VC, Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Canaan, Bowery Capital, Susa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, SV Angel, True Ventures, and many more. In this episode, we chat with Jonah as he discusses tips and tricks for raising capital, how to tailor your pitch for the VC audience, and what the state of the industry is right now.
Episode 12
April 13, 2023
Galiano Tiramani, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Boxabl
The Revolution of Affordable Housing
In this episode, we chat with Galianoas he discusses what it's like working with family and fostering a positive work environment, the worldwide reach of Boxabl, and how it's possible that Boxabl can create a fully functional housing unit that can be delivered and assembled in less than an hour.
April 6, 2023
Ben Sainsbury, Co-Founder & COO of Marion Surgical
Next Evolution Surgical Simulation Training
In this episode, we chat with Ben as he discusses how his diverse background has led him to pursue entrepreneurship, the fact that preventable surgical mistakes cost more than $1.3 billion every year in medical malpractice payouts, and what the “metaverse of surgical procedures” really means for the future of the industry.
Episode 10
March 24, 2023
Vivian Riley, Co-Founder & COO @ RenovationFind
The Trusted Renovation Marketplace
Our guest today is Vivian Riley, Co-Founder & COO of RenovationFind, a research-based platform that utilizes a data-driven model to vet and certify renovators, so homeowners avoid scams and bad renovation experiences.
Episode 09
March 23, 2023
Ashley Paterson, Founder and CEO of Healthy Hippo
Naturally Delicious Candy
Our guest today is Ashley Paterson, Founder and CEO of Healthy Hippo, a low-sugar, plant-based candy that’s both good for you and good for the environment.
Episode 08
March 22, 2023
Nicole Verkindt, CEO of Buggy
Lightspeed Logistics
Our guest today is Nicole Verkindt, CEO of Buggy, a fresh grocery and instant needs service that fulfills orders in 15 minutes or less.
Episode 07
March 21, 2023
Paulina Cameron, CEO of The Forum
Uplifting Women Founders Through Community
Our guest today is Paulina Cameron, CEO of The Forum, a Canadian charity that energizes, educates, mentors, and connects self-identified women entrepreneurs to be wildly successful, promoting strengthened economies and thriving communities.
Episode 06
March 20, 2023
Melissa Mercier, Co-Founder @ Jonny Hetherington Essentials
Better for You Condiments and Sauces
Our guest today is Melissa Mercier, Co-Founder of Jonny Hetherington Essentials, Western Canada's premier condiment company featuring clean, local, and delicious BBQ, Ketchup, and Hot Sauces.
Episode 05
March 19, 2023
Vanessa Hui, Chief Client Officer at Forthlane Partners
Wealth Management in a New Era of Investing
Our guest today is Vanessa Hui, Chief Client Officer at Forthlane Partners, a Canadian multi-family office with a mission to professionalize and humanize how families engage with their wealth and each other.
Episode 04
March 18, 2023
Jessica Lunshof, President and Co-Founder @ Tamvoes
Health Management Platform
Our guest today is Jessica Lunshof, President and Co-Founder of Tamvoes, an all-in-one health management platform aimed at improving efficiencies in record keeping and empowering users to manage their health information.
Episode 03
March 17, 2023
Olga Roberts, Co-Owner & CEO @ Resthouse Sleep Solutions
Natural Personalized Sleep Solutions
Our guest today is Olga Roberts, Co-Owner & CEO of Resthouse Sleep Solutions, an organic bedding company curating only the finest natural, sustainable bedding products to ensure you enjoy the healthiest, most restful, and ecologically responsible sleep possible.
Episode 02
March 16, 2023
Dr. Ashleigh Kennedy, CEO & Co-Founder @ Neurovine
Next Generation Neurological Care
Our guest today is Dr. Ashleigh Kennedy, CEO & Co-Founder of Neurovine, an AI-driven digital health technology company delivering personalized treatment plans with an evidence-based approach to support mental health and brain recovery.
Episode 01
March 15, 2023
Kailey Gilchrist, CEO & “Sauce Boss” @ NONA Vegan
Authentic Italian Sauces for Everyone
Our guest today is Kailey Gilchrist, CEO & “Sauce Boss” of NONA Vegan, a growing CPG company that offers authentic plant-based Italian sauces that are gluten-free, kosher, and keto friendly.
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