Ramit Kar

Entrepreneur in Residence

Ramit joined inovia capital as an Entrepreneur in Residence in 2018 with a vision to help foster early stage investment along the west coast. He comes to the company after 3.5 years at the helm of Uber’s rollout in Canada as the GM in Western Canada. Ramit spent four years with McKinsey and Company, eventually becoming a Senior Engagement Manager, at which point he struck out on his own and began angel investing.

I joined inovia capital because the rocket ship is taking off.

I grew up in Calgary. Every few years, I’ve thought I might to move either to San Francisco or Toronto — but I’ve been able to have a series of great opportunities to stay close to home — Banff and the mountains.

I do this work because the learning never stops. There are no dull days.

Most overlooked skill in business is the importance of storytelling. This helps with everything from building an inspired team, to developing a strong network, to closing that round of fundraising.

I believe that the future is for those that are willing to dream big.

Venture-backed businesses thrive on the ability to adapt. The most successful leaders let go of their egos, experiment on everything, hold nothing sacred and have the courage to make the right pivots when necessary.