Mahendra is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience with entrepreneurs in mining, financial technologies and investment industries. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. Mahendra Naik is currently the President of FirstAngel Capital, a private investment and advisory company focusing on early stage technology companies and investments. Mahendra is one of the founding Directors of IAMGOLD Corporation, a $ 3.0 billion TSX and NYSE listed gold mining company. In addition, Mahendra is the Chairman of Fortune Minerals Limited, a TSX listed new energy and eco mining company. Mr. Naik is also a Director and early investor in Goldmoney Inc., a financial service company traded on the TSX and is a global leader in precious metal investment services and the world's largest precious metals payment network. Safeguarding $1.9 billion in assets for clients located in more than 150 countries.
Akash heads the Global Sales Development Team at SOTI and has strong Sales, Business Development, Strategic Partner/Relationship Management, GTM Strategy, Operation & Process and P&L Management experience by working at leading Global Tech Companies such as SOTI, BlackBerry, Amdocs & Compaq. Akash has an MBA (Major in marketing) from University of New England, Sydney, Australia
Kanchan is co-founder & CEO of Remitware Payments Inc, a Canadian cross-border payments company recognized by Canadian government as one of the top Fintech startups in the country. Kanchan is serial entrepreneur and a techie. Kanchan brings his strengths as strong global network and team building capabilities to TiE Toronto Team. Kanchan has been volunteering for various chapters of TiE worldwide for over a decade. Kanchan is very active in startup ecosystem in Toronto, Mumbai & Dubai. Kanchan started his career as a programmer in 1990 with a software product startup building Accounting, Contact management and payroll products. Remitware is his 3rd venture focused on replacing Int'l wire transfers with more efficient and cost effective system for global payments. Kanchan can be found on twitter (@kanchakumar) or on various airport terminals of Toronto, Dubai, Mumbai, NYC & San Francisco
Pankaj is the President of Brook Capital Corporation--an independent boutique investment firm that connects high net worth investors, family offices, and foundations with best in class alternative investment products. Brook provides financial capital, intellectual capital, and social capital to help emerging companies grow. After completing his BA in Economics and Business from York University, Pankaj worked as the Legislative Advisor to the Minster of Health, the Honorable Elinor Caplan. After three years at Queen's Park he left to pursue his MBA at York University, now the Schulich School of Business. Since 1992, Pankaj has been successfully managing his family's business interests including investments in real estate, stocks, bonds, and currencies.
Akhil is Area Director for Asia and AustralAsia (Infrastructure) at the International Trade Programs Division, Ontario Ministry of International Trade. In this position, Akhil has contributed to increase the export capabilities of several Ontario companies and led key trade missions to India that generated business opportunities for Ontario manufacturers and service providers. Akhil specializes in growth strategies with focus on globalization and in raising capital from domestic and international markets. Prior to joining the Ministry, Akhil held several senior management and business development positions with leading engineering companies in India, among which are: Regional Manager, NEG Micon, and Zonal Manager, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd., an Indian market leader in its sector. Akhil is a Mechanical Engineer from Birla Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto).