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Michael Cayley

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Hi I'm Michael Cayley, Founder of Cdling (pronounced "seedling"), a platform that builds trust between investors, startups and mentors. I'm also Founder of the Ontario Cross-border Technology Innovation Ecosystem (OCTIE) Study. I've been doing the startup grind my whole career across Canada, the US, in Europe and China over the years. I hope that helps add some value to this conversation!

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Annelies Van Den Belt

DC Thomson Family History

Annelies van den Belt is Chief Executive of DC Thomson Family History (formerly Brightsolid). She spent 5 years in Moscow as Chief Executive at SUP, Russia's fastest growing online news company and has held previous positions with worked the Telegraph Media Group and News International, having lived the startup grind during the launch of ITV.com.

  • Annelies Van Den Belt, DC Thomson Family History Annelies Van Den Belt, DC Thomson Family History
    Annelies van den Belt is an international visionary executive, with proven commercial and operational successes in several global markets, media and digital industries. Annelies joined the innovative genealogy business DC Thomson Family History (formerly Brightsolid) as CEO in September 2013. DC Thomson Family History includes household names like Find My Past and Genes Reunited. She was previously Group Chief Executive of SUP Media, the leading digital publisher in Russia and has held other executive and influential roles at ITV, Telegraph Media Group and News International. While at ITV she oversaw the launch of ITV.com in May 2007, and held the title of Managing Director.
    05 May Annelies Van Den Belt DC Thomson Family History
  • Dominique Belanger, BDC Venture Capital Dominique Belanger, BDC Venture Capital
    Dominique Bélanger is Vice President, Venture Capital Strategic Investments and Initiatives of BDC Venture Capital. He currently manages relationships with Real Ventures, Build Ventures, Growlab, Founderfuel, Launch 36, TandemLaunch Technologies and Execution Lab on behalf of BDC, including a convertible note program that has seed funded more than 60 startups across the country. Dominique began his professional career as a communications officer for the Canadian Armed Forces in 1994. He went on to carry out several IT strategy operationalization mandates across multiple industries for Deloitte Consulting in Houston, Texas. In 2003, he joined the VC firm Innovatech Montreal as Investment Manager, IT and Telecom. Following the privatization of Innovatech’s portfolio by the Quebec government, he joined the Multiple Capital team to manage the portfolio on behalf of Coller Capital. Before joining BDC in 2010, Dominique was co-founder and President of Gamerizon Studio, Inc. Before that he was Chief Financial Officer of the venture-backed Quazal Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Ubisoft). He also advised various technology companies and private investors on investments, financing, startups and restarts. Dominique holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada as well as an MBA from the Université de Montréal business school, HEC Montréal, as well as a certificate in entrepreneurship from MIT.
    05 Jun Dominique Belanger BDC Venture Capital

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