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Just Released: C100’s 2019-2020 Impact Report | Virtual Roundtables on M&A + Cybercrime

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


C100’s 2019-2020 Impact Report has been Published! 

We’re excited to announce that our 2019-2020 Impact Report has just been released. We can’t wait for you read it and share our pride in what we’ve been able to accomplish with the community’s support this last year and last decade.

2019 was a monumental year for C100 – we launched a new by-referral membership program to reach a new audience of global Canadians and we held 28 events to convene high-impact Canadians. We invite you to take a deeper dive into our full report on our past year and last decade as an organization. It’s truly remarkable what we’ve been able to accomplish together.

While we take some time to reflect on what we’ve done, we’re even more encouraged about the future of this community and continuing in our mission to build the preeminent global community for Canadians in tech.

UPCOMING VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE SCHEDULE

The COVID Pandemic: A Cyber-Criminal’s “Nirvana”

Wednesday, July 8 @ 9am PT/12pm ET 

Join leaders in Cybersecurity to discuss the new threats of cybercrime and why the cybersecurity industry matters more than ever now. As companies keep workers home and industries like healthcare, defense and finance see cyber attacks on the rise, hear how the “white nights” of the tech sector are fighting back. Joining us are the Founder and CEO of Netskope, Sanjay Beri and Galina Antova, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Claroty.

[C100 Member Exclusive] An Insider’s Guide to M&A

Thursday, July 16 @ 9am PT/12pm PT

This is an invitation only event for C100’s Members (Corporate Partners, Charter Members, and Members) 

Join Corporate Development and M&A leaders from Shopify and Facebook, as well as a 48Hrs in the Valley founder who was acquired by Xero to understand both sides of the “acquisition table”. Hear why companies should be building relationships with corporate development teams even if not thinking about an acquisition in the near future, the challenges of combining different cultures during integration, and how CEOs can work with acquirers to build bigger and more successful businesses. Joining this discussion are Bram Sugarman, Director of Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships at Shopify; Lara Cumberland, VP M&A Integration at Facebook; and Jamie Shulman, Co-Founder and CEO of Hubdoc which was acquired by Xero in 2018. This session will be moderated by Terry Doyle, GM International at Checkr.

This event is exclusive for C100 Members, you must be a member to join. If you are interested in membership, you can learn more below or here.

BECOME A MEMBER & MAKE AN IMPACT

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.

Our members form the preeminent, global community of visionary Canadian entreprenenurs, operators and investors. Each brings something rich and unique to our ecosystem and fuels C100’s role in supporting global Canadians as they build high-impact careers and remarkable organizations. 

Play a more active role the C100 ecosystem and benefit from opportunities for personal and professional development. Consider supporting C100’s mission as a member.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Ecommerce and Cybersecurity boom in the COVID era | Canada Day Celebrations in the Bay

A newsletter from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.


UPCOMING VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE SCHEDULE

The Inflection Point for Ecommerce: Managing for Hockey Stick Growth

Thursday, June 18 @ 9am PT/12pm ET 

Hear from leaders in ecommerce, including Adrienne Down Coulson, COO Rakuten Americas and Noura Sakkijha, Co-Founder and CEO of Mejuri on how retail has been impacted by Covid, where the shifts have been in consumer buying and behavior, and the challenges of having to adapt quickly.

The COVID Pandemic: A Cyber-Criminal’s “Nirvana”

Wednesday, July 8 @ 9am PT/12pm ET 

Join leaders in Cybersecurity to discuss the new threats of cybercrime and why the cybersecurity industry matters more than ever now. As companies keep workers home and industries like healthcare, defense and finance see cyber attacks on the rise, hear how the “white nights” of the tech sector are fighting back. Joining us are the Founder and CEO of Netskope, Sanjay Beri and Galina Antova, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Claroty.

[C100 MEMBER EXCLUSIVE] C100 2019-2020 Member Town Hall: Our Past, Present, and Future

Monday, June 22 @ 9am PT/12pm ET 

An invitation only event for C100’s Members (Corporate Partners, Charter Members, and Members) to connect virtually as we share a first look of our annual Impact Report, exciting Board leadership updates, recap our milestones, and share a roadmap for our future vision. We will also discuss the current state of Canada’s ecosystem and how we can help in the rebuilding.

This event is exclusive for C100 Members, you must be a member to join. If you are interested in membership, you can learn more below or here.

BECOME A MEMBER & MAKE AN IMPACT

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.

Our members form the preeminent, global community of visionary Canadian entreprenenurs, operators and investors. Each brings something rich and unique to our ecosystem and fuels C100’s role in supporting global Canadians as they build high-impact careers and remarkable organizations. 

Play a more active role the C100 ecosystem and benefit from opportunities for personal and professional development. Consider supporting C100’s mission as a member.

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

CIBC & OSLER VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Western Canada Technology & Innovation Private Company M&A and Growth Financing.

Monday, June 22nd from 12pm -1:30pm PT: Osler & CIBC

This interactive presentation, with participation from leading Canadian and U.S. growth equity firms and a technology executive, will address topics that are particularly relevant in the current Western Canada Technology & Innovation environment

Celebrate Canada Day with The Digital Moose Lounge

The Digital Moose Lounge is celebrating #CanadaDayInTheBay by offering multiple virtual Canada Day activities from Wednesday, June 24 to Wednesday July 1, 2020.

Activities planned throughout the week will team up with local Canadian-owned and affiliated businesses in the Bay Area, whom DML wishes to support and highlight during this trying time.

Commemoration Day Service on July 1 

For the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, July 1 also a day for sombre remembrance in honour of Commemoration Day, 1916, which marks the anniversary of tragic events at the Battle of the Somme. To honour this tradition, US Branch #25 of the Royal Canadian Legion, representing the Bay Area, will be hosting their own Commemoration Day service via Zoom at  6am and 10am on July 1.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS

CORPORATE PARTNERS

C100 Stands with the Black Community: Statement from our Co-chairs Andre Charoo and Shari Hatch Jones, and Executive Director Laura Buhler

A statement on the current events from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


C100 Stands with the Black Community: Statement from our Co-chairs Andre Charoo and Shari Hatch Jones, and Executive Director Laura Buhler 

Dear Michael,

As we write to you today, helicopters circle overhead and protestors kneel, march, and chant for racial justice. We would like to use this opportunity to affirm C100’s values and our stance on diversity and inclusion; and to open the door to frank discussions with our own community about how C100 can be an agent of service in the fight against racism in our society.

Together with you, we are angered and saddened by the appalling death of George Floyd last week, by the shootings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, the still-mysterious death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet among others, and we are deeply distraught by the racist treatment of Christian Cooper by a Canadian woman in Central Park in New York. We know many of you feel deep pain and inner turmoil that such hatred and racism is a reality today. We feel that pain with you.

To Black members of our community at large, C100 stands with you. We stand against racism and prejudice, individual and systemic, in all its forms. Unequivocally, C100 affirms that #BlackLivesMatter. As an organization, we aim to embody the very best expression of our Canadian ideals, standing for diversity, respect and inclusion. 

As an organization, this means that we are committed to actively seeking out opportunities to support diversity in our programs, in our own business practices, and in the communities we touch. As a community, we encourage all of our members, in whatever role you play or where you sit to use your platform to advocate for positive change. Actions may range from personal to public, from seemingly minor to the transformational. But each is an act in the elimination of racism from our society, our system, and our own hearts. This appeal is not specific to citizens of one country or another, but to our very humanity, and to the global citizenship we each hold.

The C100 community is one whose individual members hold some of the most esteemed positions in leadership in the technology world. And so we’d like to open the door to your ideas about how we can best support each other and our communities at this time, how we might be able to use the C100’s unique platform of entrepreneurs, investors, and senior leaders to impact the issue of anti-Black racism. However you might be moved to be an agent of change in the fight against racism. If you think C100 can amplify your impact, we want to hear from you.

Canadian leaders in our community have stepped up and we hope their actions inspire you in some way.

Shopify will donate $500K to the NAACP and $250K each to the Black Health Alliance and to Campaign Zero, which campaigns against police violence in the U.S.

Stewart Butterfield (CEO, Slack) and his partner Jen Rubio pledged $1M in donations and will match up to $300K to ten organizations, including the NAACP and #BlackLivesMatter.

Lastly, we’d like to draw attention to the Black Innovation Fellowship, an initiative run by C100’s Partner, the DMZ, an incubator and accelerator based Ryerson University in Toronto. Here, they have profiled a few Black founders in their community who are giving a “new meaning to inclusive technology”. 

In solidarity and support for the movement, the three of us have made financial contributions to the following organizations: National Bail FundBlack Visions Collectivethe NAACPCampaign Zero, and have signed the Color of Change platform of structural demands and reforms on the policing system.

 

Laura Buhler, C100 Executive Director

Andre Charoo, C100 Co-chair

Shari Hatch Jones, C100 Co-chair

 

Future of Higher Ed with Martin Basiri, Mike Silagadze, Kristen Hamilton | M&A and funding announcements

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


UPCOMING VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE SCHEDULE

The Future of Higher Education

Thursday, June 4 @ 9am PT/12pm ET 

Join Kristen Hamilton, a multi-time founder with an IPO exit, Edtech Entrepreneur and CEO and current Board Director at Top Hat; Mike Siligadze, Co-Founder and CEO of Top Hat, a leading higher education platform across North America. Top Hat recently announced the acquisition of Canada’s largest education textbook publisher, Nelson, converting print only titles into digital textbooks as many universities will continue remote or blended learning this fall; and Martin Basiri, Co-Founder and CEO of ApplyBoard, an online platform that empowers international students to gain greater access to higher education. ApplyBoard is Canada’s latest unicorn after it’s Series C fundraising announcement earlier this month.

Kristen, Mike and Martin will join us to to discuss disruption in Higher Education and how changes brought on by the COVID pandemic may be here to stay.

[Member Exclusive] C100 Member Virtual Town Hall

Monday, June 22 @ 9am PT/12pm ET 

Celebrating ten years of connecting Canadian entrepreneurs. We provide a recap of a year of milestones and sharing our vision for a future C100. All members – individual and institutional – will receive an invitation.

This event is exclusive for C100 Members, you must be a member to join. If you are interested in membership, you can learn more below or here.

BECOME A MEMBER OF C100 & MAKE AN IMPACT

C100’s mission is to support, inspire, and connect the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.

Our members form the preeminent, global community of visionary Canadian entreprenenurs, operators and investors. Each brings something rich and unique to our ecosystem and fuels C100’s role in supporting global Canadians as they build high-impact careers and remarkable organizations. 

Play a more active role the C100 ecosystem and benefit from opportunities for personal and professional development. Consider supporting C100’s mission as a member.

WELCOMING OUR 48HRS IN THEY VALLEY 2020 COHORT

Over the last couple of weeks, we have onboarded all 26 companies in our 2020 cohort via zoom and we cannot wait to continue to share details about the companies, founders and our upcoming event with you all. More to come soon. In the meantime, check out out the companies participating in this year’s 48Hrs in the Valley.

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

  • Sean Lynch (C100 Charter Member) and co-founder Boris Jabes made news with the public launch of their company, Census and a16z-led, angel-stacked seed round, with participation from fellow Charter Member Mike McCauley of Garage Ventures. Their goal, as Sean puts it, “is to give super powers to the revenue ops team and let them control their own destiny, instead of requiring an engineering degree today.”

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS

Invest Canada ’20

The Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA) hosts the premier conference for the VC community in Canada. Our friends at CVCA have extended a custom discount code to anyone in the C100 community interested in attending Invest Canada ’20 (entirely online) this June 15-17. This is a great opportunity for GPs to network remotely with GPs, LPs, and industry leaders from across Canada.

Discount: 10% (expires June12).

Code: C100PERK10

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

FOUNDATIONAL PARTNERS

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Resources from today’s call | Upcoming Roundtables

An item from another fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.


Hi Michael,

We are sorry to have missed you today for our Virtual Roundtable.  We hope you are able to join us next week and that these sessions can serve as a resource for you as we all navigate this unprecedented time.

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLES

We hope you can join us tomorrow, details are below: 

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 9am PT/12pm ET

A Conversation with Canadian health innovators playing a role in the fight against COVID-19

Moderated by: Shuman Ghosemajumder, C100 Charter Member and Global Head of AI at F5 and Chairman of TeachAids

PanelistsDouglas Hamilton, C100 Charter Member and CEO of Vasumone Therapeutics and Paul Lem, Founder and CEO Spartan Bioscience.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 9am PT/12pm ET

Career transition during COVID: building a personal plan to help you through career transition

Join C100 Co-Chair and Executive Coach Shari Hatch Jones with Career Coach & Senior Recruiter at Optimizely Marjorie Kalomeris, to discuss navigating and mastering a career transition.

[Exclusive to C100 Members]

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 9am PT/12pm ET

Fundraising in a Zoom World

Join fellow founders and three early-stage VCs on fundraising virtually

Moderated by: Aliya Ramji, Partner at McCarthy Tétrault

Panelists: Andre Charoo, C100 Co-chair and Founder & GP at Maple Ventures, George Babu, C100 Member and Founding Partner at Sweat Equity Ventures and Eva Lau, Founding Partner at Two Small Fish Ventures.

BECOME A MEMBER OF C100 & MAKE AN IMPACT

Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Looking to share expertise and time with other Canadians with careers on the rise? Looking to learn from others on how to navigate current changes to your business? Look no further. This membership is for you.

C100 is member supported. If you are not yet a member, we hope you consider joining.

Want to see who’s already a member? Take a look at our Member Directory

RESOURCES 

If you would like to reach out to Ron Matten, please find his information below.

Ron Matten: ron@matten-law.com

Additionally, Ron has provided a list of resources:

USCBP COVID19 Updates and Announcements

USCIS Response to COVID

USCIS Nonimmigrant Visa data

 We’ll see soon!

The C100 Team