We are a boutique Tech Venture Fund in Toronto, punching above our weight in early stage investments by adding significant value to the teams we are privileged to work with.
William Mougayar is an entrepreneur, investor, blogger and mentor to startups. He is an expert and researcher on startup marketing, blockchain technologies, decentralization and peer-to-peer models.
William is on the Board of Directors of OB1, the OpenBazaar open source protocol that is pioneering decentralized peer-to-peer commerce, a Board Advisor to the Ethereum Foundation, a member of OMERS Ventures Board of Advisors, an Advisory Board member to the Coin Center, and founder of Startup Management.
Besides having started and raised capital for 3 companies,- Engagio, Eqentia, and CYBERManagement, his career included senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard, AberdeenGroup and Cognizant. He was the founding chairman of CommerceNet Canada, authored 2 books on Internet business (McGraw-Hill and Harvard Business School Press), and consulted to Fortune 500 companies. As a professional speaker, William keynotes at conferences and private events on the impact of the blockchain on business and technology.
William is a graduate of the University of Washington, the University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business, and attended the University of British Columbia Graduate Commerce School.
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Blog posts that frame our investment thesis:
As the fund's General Partner, William Mougayar works with an extended team of subject matter experts as Portfolio Advisors, and experienced investors as Fund Advisors.
We hope you'll enjoy this selection of published resources.
Interview with Epicenter Bitcoin at DEVCON1 in London
Security and the Blockchain (Georgian Partners, November 2015)
Communicating the Ethereum Narrative (DevCon1, November 2015)
The Business Of Decentralization (Epicenter, July 2015)
Ethereum for Business and Entrepreneurs (June 2015)
Bitcoin, Blockchains and Cryptocurrency: 3 Pillars of a New Economy (April 2015)
Understanding the Blockchain with William Mougayar – A Georgian Partners Podcast