Hanif Joshaghani biography

Hanif is the Co-Founder and CEO of Symend. He is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building high performing teams that deliver results to clients. Currently, Hanif is focused on growing Symend, an endeavor he ardently believes in since it represents an intersection between disruption, value creation and social good.

Hanif’s background includes 15 years of senior roles in capital markets, energy finance, business development and entrepreneurship in a broad range of industries including investment banking, energy and technology. He has raised over $150M across the four companies he has founded with several exits to date. Hanif is also committed about helping other entrepreneurs through mentorship and is an active angel investor in several technology companies.

Hanif was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2021 Prairie Region Winner and Avenue Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40, Class of 2020. Symend was named Tech Deal of the Year by Start Alberta and was featured in LinkedIn’s 10 Top Startups in Canada list in 2020. Symend was also named CIBC FinTech Startup of the Year by the Digital Finance Institute in 2019.