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Chris Arsenault

Chris Arsenault is a driving force in the maturing Canadian tech ecosystem with over 25 years of operating and investing experience. He has played a vital role in supporting numerous successful companies and has a remarkable track record in identifying high-potential people and ventures, maximizing deal value, and guiding management teams through growth and successful exits.

Chris co-founded Inovia Capital in 2007, shaping its culture and vision. His entrepreneurial instincts led to the creation of the Inovia platform and the firm’s growth funds, propelling its success. With an unwavering commitment to the Canadian tech landscape, Chris has been instrumental in supporting key global companies such as Lightspeed Commerce, Luxury Retreats, Sonder, and AppDirect.

Currently serving on the boards of AppDirect, Life House,, and, Chris provides valuable guidance and strategic insights. His leadership has contributed to notable exits including the IPO of Lightspeed and Sonder, along with the successful acquisitions of Luxury Retreats (Airbnb), (McKesson), Poka (IFS,), Localmind (Airbnb), Reflex Photonics (Smiths Interconnect), Routehappy (ATPCo), Airborne Entertainment (Cybird), and SIT (Ubizen), generating substantial shareholder value.

Chris is also actively involved in community initiatives, and is a board member of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation Campaign Cabinet, and Groupe Dynamite. As a proud Charter Member of The C100, an esteemed Silicon Valley organization, Chris continues to foster collaboration and innovation across borders.

With his wealth of experience, entrepreneurial mindset, and deep industry relationships, Chris Arsenault has solidified his position as a key pillar in the Canadian tech landscape. His dedication to identifying high potential companies, maximizing their value, and supporting their growth has made a lasting impact on the ecosystem.

Chris Arsenault