With 15 years of experience as a venture investor, investment banker, economist, and entrepreneur, Jay leads the sourcing, execution and post investment support of TELUS Ventures’ investments in ag tech and digital health, while also providing strategic insights into the growth and M&A strategies for the TELUS Health and TELUS Agriculture business units. Jay played a lead role in TELUS’ investments in genomics and diagnostics companies GenXys, Acorn Biolabs, and Vital Biosciences and in crop imagery analytics ag tech company Hummingbird Technologies.
Jay’s experience as an investor, operator and founder informs how he evaluates investment opportunities and works with portfolio companies. He plays an active role as a board observer for a number of companies including Taulia, Acorn, GenXys and Hummingbird.
Before joining TELUS Ventures in 2018, Jay worked in corporate finance and M&A at Scotiabank, corporate and business development at Hootsuite and was a founder and product lead for BreakingBayStreet, a subscription-based online course serving the capital markets community.
An Ontario-transplant living in Vancouver, Jay likes to spend his time outdoors skiing, running, cycling, playing hockey, and hiking with his wife and two young kids. Even when he’s off the clock he has a passion for innovative startups and entrepreneurs and enjoys advising and making angel investments in early stage companies.
Jay has a Masters in Financial Economics from the Rotman School of Management and an economics degree from the University of Ottawa.