Founder

Mark MacLeod, Founder

Since 1999 I have been helping fund, grow and exit venture-backed startups. I have over 14 years experience as a CFO for leading companies such as FreshBooks, Shopify, Tungle and many others.

I also spent 3 years as a General Partner at Real Ventures, Canada’s largest and most active seed stage venture fund, where I led investments in a number of SaaS and e-commerce companies including Unbounce and Frank & Oak.

I have raised hundreds of millions in capital from investors in Canada, the US and Asia. I have sold companies to AirbnbBlackberryRackable Systems, Return Path and others.

My deep experience and passion for startups led me to found SurePath in order to guide and advise founders on how to fund, grow and ultimately exit their companies.

Blog: Real Exits      Twitter: @startupcfo

Team

 

Shubham Datta, Director

Having worked on a startup and seeing some of the operational and financial challenges that early stage companies face, I co-founded North Pine Ventures, an advisory firm for university founders. 

Since graduating from the University of Waterloo, I obtained my CPA designation with KPMG. Prior to joining SurePath, I was an Investment Banking Associate at KPMG Corporate Finance where I advised Canadian mid-market FinTech and SaaS companies on divestitures, recapitalizations and exits.

Blog: Datta Bytes       Twitter: @shubham

 

Rena Wang, Senior Analyst

After graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business, I worked in management consulting at a boutique firm specializing in strategy development for technology and telecom companies. Working for clients across North America and the Middle East, I built a repertoire of experience with large technology companies in operations and strategy development.

After a skiing accident rendered me disabled and saved me from a life in consulting, I founded PIQ Pass to help people discover new hobbies and things to do in the city. I have firsthand experience with the challenges entrepreneurs face with fundraising and building their business.

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