Shawn Abbott

General Partner

I grew up in the space age — everything was going to be possible, and I still think it is.

I do this work because it’s how I’m wired. I have an insatiable curiosity and the endorphins flow when I achieve objectives, and learn or discover something new in the process.

The most overlooked skill in this business is curiosity.

inovia founders are special because they get that it’s about building life-long relationships, not a transaction.

That one investment that got away… Dropbox.

I stay intellectually honest by listening to why my partners are saying what they’re saying.

Home Office

Calgary/Vancouver

Companies

33Across
Allocadia
Basis Science
Bench
Community Sift
CoolIT Systems
Dissolve
Drivewyze
Peraso
Swept
Top Hat
Tynt
Workfusion

You May Run Into Me At…

at an FBO.

“Startups aren't a place to be, they're a way to get there.” — Shawn Abbott