Inovia Q4: Magaly Promoted to Partner, CTO Summit, US $17M in RenoRun

It’s a great day when we can announce the promotion of our own. After demonstrating exceptional leadership, we had two team members take on new titles this quarter. Magaly Charbonneau is now Partner, and will lead the Montreal investment team. Hannah Chelkowski was promoted to Associate, and will continue doing a great job building our San Francisco community.

In other San Francisco news, we were pleased to welcome many portfolio CTOs to spend the day with Shawn, Todd and a few of our exceptional community members. Sylvie Veilleux, current CIO of Dropbox, Mo Musbah (Microsoft/Maluuba), and Geordie Henderson (AWS) shared insights and learnings.

After completing over 64 investment transactions (many not-disclosed publicly) this year, we closed off the year by announcing our investment in construction delivery firm RenoRun’s US $17M Series A. As technologists and builders ourselves, we are excited to dig in with them and our entire portfolio, as we head into another promising year.

In the News

Video marketing leader Vidyard announced $15M in funding to build out their platform ⏩ | Betakit

RenoRun made the CNBC 100 Most Promising Startups 🏆| CNBC

BenchSci Co-Founder & CEO Liran Belenzon wants to build one of Canada’s strongest tech companies 🏆 | Forbes

Technology is the key differentiator for the future of hospitality, shared Sonder Founder & CEO Francis Davidson, at the Skift Short-Term Rental Summit 💡 | Skift

See how Steph Curry became an investor in SnapTravel 🏀| Forbes


Led by futurist Todd Simpson, our team penned a rigorous piece on how technology will drive the future of cities and transportation 🛴 | Inovia Blog

Sarah explored the pivotal role that API- and infrastructure-led companies will play in the future 🤖 | Inovia Blog

Former portfolio Founder & CEO, and AirBnb product growth lead Lenny Rachitsky lays out his framework for scaling a marketplace business💥| Lenny’s Blog

David Q Chen captured the essence of and insights from our CTO Summit in November 💥 | Inovia Blog

Alex shared the thinking behind our recent investment in RenoRun 👷🏼 | Inovia Blog

Industry Insights

We were inspired by a link that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared, as it nicely dovetails into our thinking around principles of decentralization 💡 | Knight First Amendment Institute

There is still much work to do: a global survey of AI illuminates gaps and opportunities 🤖 | McKinsey


Thanks to all who joined our CTO Summit in November, and a special shout out to AppDirect for hosting. 🙏🏻

Also in November, Alex hosted a COO roundtable in partnership with Eric Gaudet of McKinsey. 💥

Investors joined our Toronto team for Drinks + Darts ahead of the CDL sessions in November. We will reprise our event on February 25th. Contact Jill for an invite! 💥

Patrick appeared on stage with Dax Dasilva in balmy Helsinki for Europe’s largest tech conference, Slush 🇫🇮| Nasdaq

Lightspeed’s JPChauvet spoke at SaaS North 🛍️ | Yahoo