Canadian tech startups have been sold the idea that the best way to scale is through venture capital. But the “grow-fast-exit-fast” mentality that underlies venture capital doesn’t fit all companies, especially those looking to create a lasting business. At the same time, the alternative — raising funds by going public — can leave entrepreneurs vulnerable to their inexperience in navigating the demands of shareholders while also managing exponential growth. RiseTech was created to provide an alternative.
As a Capital Pool Company, RiseTech is applying a made-in-Canada funding model originally developed for the resource industry to the tech sector. Our aim is to nurture promising Candian tech companies to scale on home soil — without the pressure of VC funding or the hurdles of a traditional IPO. Under the vision of our Founders, RiseTech’s team of seasoned investors and entrepreneurs is committed to providing financial solutions for Canadian companies ready for sustainable growth.
Our founding team is committed to providing clients with sustainable financial solutions and help their organizations grow.
Manny is the founder of New Avenue Capital (NAC), an investment firm that brings together financial, human and impact capital for high-growth companies. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, he’s “long on people,” with a knack for recognizing talent, cultivating relationships and connecting change makers. Manny is passionate about mentorship and education. His personal mission is to educate 1 million people worldwide through his initiatives and donations.
Jeffery D. Booth
Director and Corporate Secretary
Jeff is an entrepreneur, angel investor and technology leader, using the application of technology to bring big ideas into reality that positively impact people’s lives. He is the President of 5 Booth Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in business and technology. Jeff is also the Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of BuildDirect.com Technologies Inc. BuildDirect.com is an online marketplace that offers buyers a wide selection of products at the best value, direct-to-home shipping, free virtual design tools and best-in-class customer service.
Hamed is a successful operator and investor who has a proven track record in operating and/or helping operators of private and/or publicly traded businesses grow and be successful. Currently, he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Well Health Technologies Corp. (“Well Health”). Well Health is the owner and operator of a portfolio of Primary Healthcare facilities looking to execute M&A opportunities. Hamed was also the former Vice President of Bill Pay of PayPal, the American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.
Tom is currently the Managing Partner at Difference Capital Financial Inc. Difference Capital Financial Inc. is a publicly-listed, Toronto-based specialty finance company focused on creating shareholder value through strategic investments in, and advisory services for growth companies, particularly in the technology, media and healthcare sectors, as well as through opportunistic investments in undervalued financial assets and real property. He serves as a Director on a number of private and public Boards and has a strong track record of shareholder value creation in that capacity.
Keith is a Partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Vancouver, BC, a leading international law firm with over 700 lawyers. He is a leading information technology lawyer in British Columbia. As Co-Leader of the firm’s Start-Up & Emerging Company Services group, he provides expert advice to start-up and mature private technology companies.
Shahrzad Rafati (born 1980) is the founder and CEO of BroadbandTV Corp, a digital media and technology company that operates the largest multi-platform network in the world. Recognized by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, Shahrzad is accredited with pioneering both the technology and business model that made peace between big entertainment entities like the NBA and their fans who were uploading premium content to video sites like YouTube.
Our Ideal Company
Please read about the minimum requirements your company has to meet in order to qualify.
Our focus is working with companies within the technology sector. This includes companies that operate in the research, development and/or distribution of technologically based goods and services.
Meaningful Revenue Stage
Ideally, we are looking to work with companies who generate at least 5 million in annual revenue.
Work in an industry where consolidation is a sound strategy
Consolidation may not be the best strategy for a particular business or industry. If you’re unsure if consolidation is right for you, don’t hesitate to ask.
You want to grow your business! Company is already strategically set up to grow and expand its operations.
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