Board of Directors

Andrew D'Souza

Co-Founder & CEO, ClearCo

Andrew D’Souza is the Co-Founder & CEO of ClearCo, the world’s largest e-commerce investor. He is an active early-stage investor and serves as an advisor to companies including Wealth Simple, Properly and Tulip Retail.

Prior to ClearCo, Andrew was the president of Nymi, and the COO of TopHat.

Andrew Kiguel

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Kiguel is an accomplished executive with leadership experience in Canadian capital markets, corporate governance and entrepreneurship. He was the co-founder and CEO of Hut 8 Mining, one of the largest publicly listed bitcoin miners in the world.

Prior to that, Andrew spent over 18 years at GMP Securities (now Stifel Canada) in investment banking, with his most recent title as a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Banking.

Fred Pye

Exec. Chairman & CEO, 3iQ

Fred Pye is the Exec. Chairman and CEO of 3iQ Corp. With over 35 years of experience in the financial industry, he is widely recognized for bringing innovative investment products to market.

Previously, Fred held a number of senior positions across companies including National Bank, Fidelity and Guardian Trust.

Emma Todd

CEO of MMH Blockchain Group

Emma is CEO of MMH Blockchain Group and also Chair of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium’s FinTech Committee, and Chair for Girls In Tech. She is also past Chair and Executive Board Member of Blockchain for Impact, which works alongside the United Nations.

Emma has helped some of the world’s largest banks succeed including JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America. Emma has also spoken at the United Nations Headquarters and at Parliament in Ottawa, Canada and has also amassed many accomplishments including being one of the Top 100 Black Women to watch in Canada.

Jimmy Vaiopoulos

Fmr. CEO, Hut 8 Mining

Jimmy Vaiopoulos is the CFO & Co-Founder of Stack Capital Group Inc., a TSX listed issuer focused on investments in growth-to-late stage businesses.

Previously, Jimmy was the CFO and Interim CEO of Hut 8 Mining, one of the earliest and largest publicly-listed bitcoin miners in the world. He also worked at KPMG in both Audit and Deal Advisory for a wide range of clients.

Lorne Sugarman

CEO and Director of the Metaverse Group

Lorne Sugarman is a seasoned senior executive with diverse experience across direct C-level operating experience, investment banking and principal investing.

Lorne is CEO and Director of the Metaverse Group. Prior to the Metaverse Group, Lorne was previously the CEO of Wellpoint Health Services for 9 years where he grew the business to over 250 employees, completed and integrated seven acquisitions and ultimately was sold to CloudMD (TSX: CMD).

Lorne spent over 20 years in advisory services with over 15+ years at GMP Securities, most recently as MD / Head of Technology Group, and spent almost 4 years as Principal at KES7 Capital Inc. Lorne started his career with Deloitte Consulting and Deloitte & Touche providing advice to clients in North America.

Lorne holds a BA from Western University and an MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto.

Matt Mcmullen

Simulacra corporation

With 23 years of entrepreneurial experience, Matt has been at the forefront of creating and developing silicone based humanoid dolls and robots. Matt’s approach is artistically driven, infusing creativity into cutting-edge technology. As the founder of Simulacra, Matt is a thought leader in the area of relationship-based AI and its applications with humanoid robots.