Alex Barrett


Alex comes to inovia capital after supporting digital transformation projects for several of the top Canadian banks while with Accenture. He has deep experience in financial services, which began with degrees in finance from McGill and the London School of Economics; followed by earning his CPA and CFA designations. His past experiences have influenced the Firm's fintech thesis, where he shares a vision for the near term of finance including the unbundling of services. His personal interest and research has led him to a role as Advisor to the Holt Fintech Accelerator. Since joining inovia capital he has worked closely with Rubikloud, AlayaCare, TrackTik, Swept, Chronogolf, and FutureFamily.

The future is unimaginable. Every day the future is reimagined by some of the most incredible minds in the world. Keeping up with it is half of my job.

Something that keeps me up at night, in a good way is wondering who is going to impress me tomorrow and what I’m going to learn. People always surprise me in very subtle ways.

I do this work because it excites me to wake up in the morning. This is not work, it is a lifestyle that takes me on a roller coaster ride every single day.

The last book I read was the biography of Elon Musk, one of the greatest visionaries and most inspiring innovators of all time. He built a spaceship company knowing nothing about rocket science.