Part 1: Government of Canada / CAASA Speed-Dating session:

Join us for a curated matchmaking event put together with the Government of Canada’s Consulate General in NYC. We are putting CAASA member companies (and select non-members) in front of Canada-based family offices, institutional allocators, and government funds with venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, real estate and other alternative asset fund managers.

As a bonus, we have Senia Rapisarda, a CAASA member from HarbourVest Partners, as our lunch-time speaker.

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Location:  Norton Rose Fulbright Office, 222 Bay St, Suite 3000, Toronto, ON M5K 1E7 (map)


11:30am Registration
12:00pm Seated for lunch & Keynote
1:15pm Speed-dating starts: 15 mins/session
3:00pm Coffee reception
4:00pm Part 1 ends

Keynote Speaker:

Senia Rapisarda
Managing Director, HarbourVest

Senia Rapisarda joined HarbourVest in 2014 to focus on partnership and direct co-investments in Canada and to expand HarbourVest’s local presence in the market. Senia joined the Firm from BDC Venture Capital, where she was responsible for the establishment of a team focused on direct and indirect investments across Canada. Her previous experience includes positions at Nur Energie in London, London Business School, Nomura International, and Salomon Brothers, among other roles. Senia received a JD (summa cum laude) from LUISS University in Rome in 1987 and a Masters in Law and Economics (Fulbright Scholar) from Columbia University in 1989. An Italian and Canadian citizen, Senia speaks fluent Italian, French, and Spanish.




Participating GPs:

Whitney Haring-Smith
Managing Director
Anzu Partners

Jay Barrett
Director, Business Development & Buy-Side Acquisitions
Ardenton Capital

Minh Nguyen
Corporate Finance
Ardenton Capital

Karey Barker
Founder & Managing Director
Cross Creek Advisors, LLC

Scott Dubin
ff Venture Capital

John Frankel
Managing Director
ff Venture Capital

Lu Zhang
Founder & Managing Partner
Fusion Fund

Jack Crawford
Founding General Partner
Impact Venture Capital

Esteban Reyes
Founding Partner
Las Olas Venture Capital

Seamon Chan
Managing Partner
Palm Drive Capital

Michael Steinberg
General Partner

Reciprocal Ventures

Jimmy Khing Shen
Slate Securities

Peter Bruce-Clark
Partner (operating)

Social Impact Capital

Arun Singh
Vice President
Updata Partners





Complimentary for Investors

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