We believe in adding value from the beginning. Meet the team that is committed to helping your startup.

Alex Norman

Co-founder

Alex has 20+ years of operating, advising and investing experience. Prior to founding N49P, Alex launched AngelList Ventures, the largest startup investing platform in the world, in Canada and co-founded TechTO, Canada's largest startup community.

He had had two successful exits as an operator, one as a co-founded HomeSav and another as one of the first employees at Simply Business in London. He also worked at startups in San Francisco and New York and advised companies on behalf of Lehman Brothers and McKinsey & Co.

Alex has a BCom from McGill University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 


Doug Penick

Co-founder

Doug is responsible for investor relations and assisting portfolio companies with sales and customer relations. Prior to N49P, Doug worked at Goldman Sachs for 16 years in credit derivative sales where he was a managing director.

Doug has a BCom from McGill University.  Doug is an active Member of the Andover Development Board.

Advisors

Alexandra Panousis

CEO of Carat Canada and Chair of dentsu Media. Formerly Havas Canada, Starcom and Mediavest, CBC and National Post. Advisers companies on media and marketing.

ADVISES

Bill Schultz

Leader of significant turnarounds at Coca-Cola, Georgia-Pacific, Mars Inc. and Procter & Gamble, with on-the-ground roles in the US, UK, India, Philippines, Canada and Germany. Bill is the go to expert for scaling and consumer.

ADVISES

Chris Tsoromocos

Chris is Managing Partner of Trafalgar Partners. Previously Chris held senior positions in real estate and private equity including Onni Group, Kingswood Capital, Stern Partners and Maxam Capital, CIBC World Markets and Citigroup Global Markets.  Chris advises on proptech and ecommerce.

ADVISES

Chris Ye

Built Uken Games as a profitable & bootstrapped startup for the past 10 years. Sold Bingo Pop business unit to Jam City for US$90M in 2018. Angel investor in LogDNA, Bunch, Chef Hero, Carbonated Games. Chris advises on game mechanics and economies.

ADVISES

Darren Huston

CEO & Founder of BlackPines Capital Partners. Chairman of Allegro, The Knot WorldWide and Operto. Previously CEO Booking.com & Chairman of Magento. Adviser on long-term vision and execution.

ADVISES

Edward Nevraumont

Edward has focused his career on helping companies grow and is Senior adviser to Warburg Pincus. Previously CMO at General Assembly and A Place for Mom. Ed advises on marketing and branding strategy

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Jason Goldlist

Co-founder of TechTO, Canada's largest tech comunity and CEO at Venue.Live. Previously, General Manager at WealthSimple and VP at A Place for Mom. Jason advises N49P companies on fintech and getting started.

ADVISES

Design, Product Management

Jason Van Gaal

Jason Van Gaal is a serial entrepreneur who has an interest in disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence and climate change. In July 2019, Jason sold his tech company ROOT, which was the third largest tech exit in Canada. Jason is an expert on large vision and scaling.

ADVISES

Maria Novales-Flamarique

20+ year career helping companies grow, adapt and transform to deliver strong ROIs for stakeholders as a McKinsey Partner and Country Head of a social start-up. Maria is based in Mexico and is our go-to advisor for international expansion and working with global financial companies.

ADVISES

Mark Buntz

An active traditional and alternative assets portfolio manager with $1 billion+ AuM plus a portfolio of 23 hedge fund managers for the Bank of Oklahoma.

ADVISES

Prem Kalevar

Prem's background spans startups, angel networks, public market investing and high stakes poker all of which contribute to his unique investment approach.  
Prem is an EIR helping source and review opportunities for N49P.

ADVISES

Rian Gauvreau

Founder and CPO of Clio. Advises on SMB SAAS and legal tech.

ADVISES

Alexandra Panousis

CEO of Carat Canada and Chair of dentsu Media. Formerly Havas Canada, Starcom and Mediavest, CBC and National Post. Advisers companies on media and marketing.

ADVISES

Chris Ye

Built Uken Games as a profitable & bootstrapped startup for the past 10 years. Sold Bingo Pop business unit to Jam City for US$90M in 2018. Angel investor in LogDNA, Bunch, Chef Hero, Carbonated Games. Chris advises on game mechanics and economies.

ADVISES

Maria Novales-Flamarique

20+ year career helping companies grow, adapt and transform to deliver strong ROIs for stakeholders as a McKinsey Partner and Country Head of a social start-up. Maria is based in Mexico and is our go-to advisor for international expansion and working with global financial companies.

ADVISES

Rian Gauvreau

Founder and CPO of Clio. Advises on SMB SAAS and legal tech.

ADVISES

Let’s grow Canada’s tech ecosystem, together

We’re happy to meet founders early on in their journey, and would love to hear from you.

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