Michael McGraw joined inovia capital in February 2018 as an Associate, with a mandate to open our London office with Patrick. Prior to joining inovia capital, Michael worked for the Funds and Technology team at CDPQ, a $250 billion pension fund based in Montreal, where he was a board member/observer at Lightspeed, Hopper and Felix & Paul Studios. Michael gained operating experience through a secondment as a Project Manager at Hopper, a travel tech startup that has raised $180M. Prior to joining CDPQ, Michael was an investment analyst at PSP Investments. Michael graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a BBA and has successfully completed all levels of the CFA program.
Legendary VCs aren't reactive, they build investment theses around their vision of the future and then proactively seek entrepreneurs building that vision.
Something that keeps me up at night, in a good way is the fact that perfect efficiency will never be attained anywhere, thus leading to endless opportunities.
The most overlooked skill in this business: creative craziness. Unorthodox brainstorming often leads to differentiation.
Venture-backed businesses thrive on finding opportunities where others see problems.
The one moment I'll never forget is Rebecca McKillican's call to Chris Arsenault right after they sold Well.ca. Their special bond and shared sense of accomplishment are the reason why I'm in this line of work.