What: This is a free event for current and aspiring business investors who are interested in learning more about how to approach investing in startup and growth-oriented businesses.
Why: Learn about investing in early stage firms
Who: National Angel Capital Organization representatives;
This Event Sponsored by: Yukon Government Economic Development
Mary Long-Irwin is currently the Executive Director of Northern Ontario Angels, an organization that matches Entrepreneurs with Investors across Northern Ontario including several First Nation communities in the North. Under her guidance Northern Ontario Angels has been one of the top performing Angel Groups across the Country with over 190 deals and approximately $77M in private investments. Prior to this Mary was the President/CEO of The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. She worked closely with and three levels of government to ensure the growth of business and economic development opportunities throughout Northwestern Ontario. She was also the CEO for Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce.
Pieter Dorsman, a seasoned advisor, investor and mentor is President & CEO of Redpeaks Management Inc., a consulting firm focused on advising technology companies on capital raising, M&A and restructuring activities and everything related to that. He has also taken on interim management roles at a number of Canadian tech companies.
Pieter is CFO and one of the directors of E-Fund, a Vancouver-based angel investment fund. He is also chairman of Lambda Solutions Inc., a cloud-based learning company. Previously, he co-founded and invested in Actenum Corporation and structured the start, financing and exit of ClearVision Technologies.
Prior to relocating to Vancouver, Pieter held a number of senior positions in the project and corporate finance divisions of UBS in Hong Kong where he was responsible for financial advisory, arranging and restructuring mandates in Asia. Prior to joining UBS, he worked for Barclays Bank in Hong Kong and London.
Pieter lives in West Vancouver, British Columbia where he is an active community member and where he was elected as a Trustee to the West Vancouver School Board in 2014.
Pieter holds a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History from the Erasmus Universiteit in The Netherlands where he also studied law.