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Chris Arsenault
Works at iNovia Capital
Attended University Laval
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Proud to be backing an awesome team. Congrats on the closing and amazing progress Jeff, Peter & team #pressly #inovia #omersventures
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en français: "Ambition et execution" = de grands entrepreneurs!
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Thanks guys for being inspirational, insightful and thoughtful.
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À la lumière de ces développements, il pourrait être approprié de ne plus inviter les autres à « penser Canada (Think Canada) » et de plutôt nous encourager nous-mêmes à « penser international ».

Read more: http://inoviacapital.com/2012/03/le-canada-est-de-retour-et-ce-retour-se-fait-en-force/#ixzz1pBYSJkaY
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VentureCapTV.com - Episode 3 - YouTube http://bit.ly/wTDheI
The Dedicated Startup, Angel Investing and Venture Capital Show.

+JS Cournoyer weekly update, George Favvas and +David Nault +Inovia Capital Inc
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L'entrevue dirigé par Isabelle Marquis de Génération Inc. - quelle plaisir, une conversation intime de 3 heures qui résulte en une capsule de 4 minutes :-)
  
Dans la tête de Chris Arsenault : financer ses ambitions d’affaires
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Congrats guys! And thank you for having us for the ride! +Beau Haugh +Lenny Rachitsky +Chris Arsenault +Inovia Capital Inc 
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Inspired by Francois-Charles focus on achieving a goal, any goal is possible! Checkout my most recent post: Entrepreneurs can achieve anything #3hoursadaytosucceed #justdoit via @StartupNorth

http://startupnorth.ca/2012/06/04/entrepreneurs-can-achieve-anything/?__lsa=2dc097a5
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Thanks Heri : Great Interview with David Nault new Entrepreneur-In-Residence at +Inovia Capital Inc on Montreal Tech Watch http://bit.ly/y8ZgUg
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  • iNovia Capital
    Managing Partner, present
  • Telesystem
    Entrepreneur in residence
  • Copernic
    Vice President Business Development
  • Wanted
    Vice President Business Development
  • SIT
    President & CEO
  • Info Media
    President & CEO
  • MSBi Capital
    Partner
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Montreal
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Bonaventure - Baltimore
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Entrepreneur and investor - looking for the next best entrepreneur to back!
Introduction

I'm a Partner at iNovia Capital.

I have the pleasure of working with an amazing team up in Montreal, Calgary and New York, and on my spare time I'm the Editor of the CVCA Capital Rants Blog www.vcrants.com.  Best of all, I have the opportunity of meeting, and in some cases working very closely with, some of North America's most respectable entrepreneurs.

My background is first as an entrepreneur having played many operational roles in technology companies I founded or co-founded through out the years. All of which were in the high technology industry, with extensive experience in business development, strategic planning, sales, marketing and communications sectors. I joined iNovia Capital (formerly MSBi Capital) as a Partner at the formation stage of the first fund in mid 2002 and now I'm Managing Partner.

Over the years, I've been involved in numerous entrepreneurial initiatives, including the creation of ENABLIS Entrepreneurial Network Inc., a $30+ million G8 sponsored venture capital seed fund. Since 1998, I have been involved as an investor and as a board member in a number of transactions at the seed stage level, including the seed and follow-on financing of Airborne Entertainment Inc. (which was acquired by Cybird for $100 million in June 2005, and which was awarded "deal of the year" by Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association), as well as the not-so successful Californaia based Popcast Communications Corp... in which I/we lost a few million $!  Active in the angel community and entrepreneurial mentoring, I continue to be a supporter of Angel networks such as the Quebec Angel Network and the National Angel Organization (NAO).

Prior to joining iNovia Capital, I was a partner and entrepreneur in residence with the Telesystem group, where, in addition to managing direct investments (such as Popcast Communications Corp., Look Communications (TSX:LOK.V) and Airborne Entertainment), I was involved in the creation of up2 Technologies - a subsidiary for Teleglobe Inc. which was then acquired by BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE); and a subsidiary for Microcell Telecommunications Inc. - i5 Corp. - which was then acquired in 2005 by Rogers Wireless Inc. (TSE: RCI). I helped built, since its inception, Wanted Technologies (TSX:WAN.V), a business intelligence information and technology provider, and was instrumental in the launch of Copernic Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:CNIC) a leading agent based technology company.

I started out as President & CEO of Info Media Inc, and then launched into my more technology driven career as founder and CEO of SIT Inc., an international Internet integrator and the first Netscape Communications software developer, which, after undergoing massive restructuring and the winding-up of its Ste-Foy offices, was eventually sold to Ubizen of Belgium in 1999 for €42 million, and now part of the Verizon security division (NYSE: VZ).

Other than for portfolio companies, I also serve as a board member of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (“CVCA”)  and the Canadian Innovation Exchange (“CIX”).

To learn more about me or to connect directly with me, check out my full profile on Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/chrisarsenault.

Or better yet, come say hello on on Twitter http://twitter.com/chrisarsenault



Education
  • University Laval
  • Polyvalente Bonaventure
  • Cegep de Rimouski
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