First Ascent Ventures

First Ascent Ventures

First Ascent Ventures (formerly OpenText Enterprise Apps Fund) is a Montreal based venture capital firm investing in technology companies in Canada

First Ascent Ventures (formerly OpenText Enterprise Apps Fund) is a Toronto based venture capital firm investing in technology companies in Canada. It is focused on enterprise software, business-to-business, SaaS, cloud, analytics, mobile, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Richard Black and Tony van Marken co-founded the company in 2015. It seeks to invest between $5 million to $10 million in funds from Series A round and onward. As of 2019, the company has made 18 investments in its ten portfolio companies.

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DailyPay

DailyPay is a financial solutions company that allows employees to control when and how often they receive their pay.

Real estate technology company aiming to streamline the home mortgage process. Lenda was acquired by Reali in April 2019.

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CELIA TROTTA

Executive assistant

MICHAEL JENKINS

Associate

MO BAZAZI

Vice president

NICOLE VIVALDI

CFO

NOAH CHAIKOF

Associate

RICHARD BLACK

Managing partner and co-founder

TONY VAN MARKEN

Managing partner and co-founder

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