Entrepreneurs and their investor: a recipe for success

  • Get inspired by these rising stars: they started with an idea, built a company and eventually attracted top-notch investors to accelerate their growth. They will discuss with their investor, David Nault of iNovia, about the different steps in closing a deal and they hard work involved in maintaining a good investor-entrepreneur win-win relationship.


    • David Nault

      David Nault PrinicipaliNovia Capital

      David is a principal at iNovia Capital with a focus on Quebec investment opportunities. Entrepreneurship is part of David’s DNA and so is helping others in their quest to grow their businesses. His interest in venture building and deep experience in sales and marketing has attracted him to mentor a large number of promising entrepreneurs. His area of expertise include; software, e-commerce and electronic payments. He learnt early on the meaning of lean start-up while at VIPswitch when he had to get large customer validation for a disruptive telecom technology for which he later helped raise...

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    • Joe Poulin

      Joe Poulin CEO and founderLuxury Retreats

      Joe Poulin is the Founder, and CEO of Luxury Retreats, a full service villa rental company. Founded in 1999, Luxury Retreats creates personalized villa vacations, offering an unmatched portfolio of over 2,000 hand-picked, personally inspected villas in more than 50 destinations worldwide. There is no membership fee required to rent with Luxury Retreats. Mr. Poulin founded Luxury Retreats at the precocious age of 17 years old out of his bedroom. After having built a website for a villa owner, Mr. Poulin envisioned building a web...

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    • Dax Dasilva

      Dax Dasilva CEO and founderLightSpeed Retail

      Dax first set foot on this trailblazing path at just 13 years old, when he began apprenticing for an Apple developer. At 15, he created his first custom Mac-based software. Apple was a mere afterthought in the personal computer market, but young Dax saw the potential and continued to develop software. Seeing the rise of iPhone and iPad and recognizing a void in the market for tools that cater to retailers using a Mac-based platform, Dax was ahead of the curve when he first launched LightSpeed seven years ago. The mastermind behind Quebec’s number-one fastest-growing company has deep roots i...

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    • LP Maurice

      LP Maurice CEO and co-founderBusBud

      LP Maurice is the CEO & co-founder of Busbud, a travel startup focused on intercity bus travel. Previously, LP worked in Silicon Valley at Yahoo, LinkedIn and Radar Networks (acquired) in product management, marketing and business development. LP holds an MBA from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from the University of Montreal and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from HEC Montreal. LP is co-founder of entrepreneurship group Entrepreneurs Anonymes, founde...

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