Our team is comprised of experts from the worlds of technology and investment. This powerful mix allows us to bring hands-on business support and financial resources to help the people and technologies we invest in achieve greatness.
Managing and Founding Partners
Amar has over 12 years of experience in the technology and investment arenas. Before founding EVP, Amar was a Director at VenGrowth Capital Partners where he focused on investments in the technology sector. Prior to that, Amar worked at a number of public and private technology companies in both Canada and the US including Jetstream Communications Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, ATi Technologies Inc. and Newbridge Networks Corp. Amar has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a graduate of the Venture Capital Institute sponsored by the NVCA.
Sundeep has over 10 years of experience in the technology sector. Before founding EVP, Sundeep was the Chief Technical Officer at Spongefish Inc. Prior to Spongefish Inc., he spent six years at Cisco Systems Inc. working on core routing platforms. Sundeep has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa.
Ray Sharma is a veteran of the mobile technology sector. Mr. Sharma’s industry accomplishments include: #1 ranked wireless technology analyst based on Greenwich and Brendan Woods International surveys of fund managers for five of eight eligible years; visionary research on the mobile device representing the next evolutionary wave of computing; leading the most successful tech IPO in Canadian capital markets history; one of the world’s first BlackBerry users. Mr. Sharma is considered a leading authority in the current evolution of the mobile application layer.
Previously Mr. Sharma spent over 11 years in technology investment banking research, including positions at the CSFB Technology Group, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and most recently GMP Capital Trust. Mr. Sharma has a degree in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Imran Bashir has spent 28 years working in the technology sector as an entrepreneur, and he is currently President & Chief Executive Officer of Envision Mobile Inc. Prior to his work at Envision Mobile Inc., Mr. Bashir was President and Chief Operating Officer of Octanewave Software Inc. Previously, Mr. Bashir was President and Chief Executive Officer of ISG Inc. Mr. Bashir has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Ken Teslia has spent 23 years working in the investment industry at RBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse First Boston and most recently with GMP Capital Trust, acting principally within the Institutional Equity markets. Mr. Teslia has an Master’s degree of Business Administration from York University.