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TIMIA Capital’s limited partnerships and common shares offer a range of opportunities to invest in recurring revenue technology companies.

TIMIA Capital

789 W Pender St #1530
Vancouver, BC
V6C 1H2
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Our mission is to create value for entrepreneurs and investors by leverage our tech-enabled lending platform to provide founder-friendly capital to growing recurring revenue technology businesses.

TIMIA Capital

Financial Services with an Entrepreneurial Flair

Founded in 2015, TIMIA Capital provides flexible growth capital to recurring revenue technology companies. Our alternative financing complements both debt and equity financing, while allowing entrepreneurs and existing stakeholders to retain ownership and control of their business.

Our management and executive team comprises technology finance experts as well as former entrepreneurs and angel investors. We’ve been in the tech space for a long time—long enough to have seen the ups and downs of several economic cycles. We know there are easier sectors to grow a finance business but one thing we all share is a passion for technology and value creation—value for the founders we invest in and for our shareholders and investors. Our diverse experience creates an environment of governance and accountability for all stakeholders.

Above all, we’re good people. And we invest in good people building good companies. If it feels like we could be a good fit, come talk to us.

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Meet Our Team

  • Andrew has 20-plus years of experience in Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry. He is a cofounder and partner in Tech Capital Partners Inc, a Waterloo-based venture capital management company and founder of TCP Property Inc, a private real estate fund. Earlier in his career, Abouchar worked as an accountant at PwC and as an investment manager at Working Ventures. His also an advisor to the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario, and currently serves on the board of Ontario Centres of Excellence.

  • Mike joined the company as the CEO in August 2015. He is experienced in revenue financing, venture debt and venture capital investing. Previous to TIMIA, he was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fronterra Capital, as well as Managing Partner, CFO at Chrysalix Energy. Before working on the finance side, Mike worked in the technology manufacturing sector in product and program management, strategy and planning.

    Mike has a Bachelor of Commerce from University of BC, and a formal CPA designation.

  • Mark joined TIMIA Capital in the Fall of 2018 as Director of Marketing. Previous to TIMIA, he held senior positions at a variety of SaaS start-ups and private equity firms including Thinkific, Filestack, and Xenon Ventures. He also teaches part-time at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

  • Andrea joined TIMIA Capital in March 2021 as a Marketing Associate. Prior to TIMIA, Andrea worked as a Website Designer and Marketing Specialist at different startups in Vancouver and Portland, OR. She has international experience, speaks five languages fluently, and loves to travel.

    Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Lewis & Clark College.

  • Tyson joined TIMIA Capital in March 2020 as a Business Development Associate. Previous to TIMIA, he held various roles within SaaS companies located in Vancouver. He has additional experience working alongside the accounting division at the Department of National Defence, CFB Comox.

    Tyson has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the University of Ottawa.

  • Catherine joined TIMIA Capital as a freelance copywriter and social media manager in January 2019. She has 15 years experience in marketing and held senior positions at a number of technology companies including Hootsuite, Absolute, and Avnet Technology Solutions. Catherine is an expert writer and marketer and holds an executive Masters in Marketing, a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Journalism, and a Diploma in Digital Marketing.

  • Natalie joined TIMIA Capital in March 2018 as a Business Analyst. Prior to TIMIA, Natalie worked at Espresso Capital as a Due Diligence Lead and at Metropolitan Life as a Senior Investment Analyst.  At Metropolitan Life, Natalie was part of a team managing a $2.3 billion fixed income portfolio and participated in investing over $700 million in private and public debt financings. Natalie has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is a CFA charter holder.

  • Rob joined TIMIA Capital in the Spring of 2017 as Director of Business Development. Previous to TIMIA, he was an Associate Director at Espresso Capital, an early provider of debt and revenue financing for the tech sector. Rob is actively involved in the startup community both advising early stage software companies and he is on the Selection Committee for both the Canadian Financing Forum and BC Tech Summit Investor Showcase.

    Rob has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

  • Brooke joined TIMIA as the Vice President, Finance in September 2019. Prior to TIMIA, Brooke was a Director in the audit & assurance practice of PwC. She has over 15 years of experience working in a range of industries, with a focus on the technology sector and serving these businesses at all stages of growth.

    Brooke has a Bachelor of Administrative & Commercial studies with a focus in Finance from the University of Western Ontario, and a CPA,CA designation.

  • Sydney joined TIMIA as a marketing co-op student in 2020. She is a second-year Bachelor of Business Administration student at the Williams School of Business at Bishop’s University, Quebec. Before TIMIA, Sydney worked as a brand ambassador for the Bishop’s University’s Commerce Society and as a marketing assistant for Thermo Fisher Scientific. She received her International Baccalaureate Diploma at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, Ontario

  • Justine joined TIMIA as Finance Manager in November 2020. Prior to TIMIA, Justine worked at Miovision Technologies as a Senior Corporate Accountant and Finance Analyst. She graduated from the BBA – Accounting, Audit, and IT program from Conestoga College and is currently enrolled in the CPA program.

  • Darren joined TIMIA as the Vice President, Capital Markets & Communications (VPCMC) in January 2018. He has been on both sides of the finance table as an investor and capital markets executive. Previous to TIMIA, Darren was the VPCMC of Avigilon Corporation. Darren is also the President of Incite Capital Markets Inc., an independent capital markets advisory and investment corporation.  Mr. Seed has over 20 years of capital markets experience across various exchanges and industries including Biotech, Fuel Cell, High Tech and the venture capital arena raising in excess of $750 million for previous companies.

  • Priyal joined TIMIA Capital as a Systems Engineer student in May 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2020 before returning to TIMIA as a Junior Financial Analyst. Priyal has experience with data analysis, Java programming, SQL database management, and Salesforce. She has also earned CFA Level 1 and is a CFA Level II candidate (June 2021 exam).

  • Greg joined TIMIA as the CIO in September 2015. He has been on both sides of the table as an entrepreneur and investor. Previous to TIMIA, he was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Espresso Capital, an early leader in debt and revenue financing for the tech sector, for 6 years. Prior to Espresso, Greg worked for the Business Development Bank of Canada’s (“BDC”) Technology Seed Investment Group. Before BDC, Greg founded and bootstrapped for seven years, his own start-up which he successfully exited in March 2000.

    Greg has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of BC.

Board of Directors

  • Howard has been in the financial services industry for over three decades with experience in investment advisory, investment management, capital markets and the C suite. His roles have included positions in sales, marketing, sales management and corporate spokesman spanning Canada, United States, Asia and South America.

    Howard has successfully lead growth throughout his career including at two companies where assets under management grew from $100 million to $5 billion and $3.5 billion to $14 billion, respectively. He is a best selling author of numerous articles and four books including The New Investment Frontier: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians (Insomniac Press, 2005), the first book in the world devoted to ETFs.

    He has over a decade of experience as a corporate director for non – profits, public companies and private enterprises. Specifically he has board experience on Audit, Governance, Nominating and Human Resources/Compensation committees and as Chairman of the board. Howard holds the CFA, CIMA and ICD.D designations.

  • David Demers was the CEO and Co-Founder of Westport Fuel Systems (TSX:WPRT) for over 20 years. He has extensive TSX and board experience, as well as strong knowledge of the technology sector.

    David has a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Paul Geyer is a successful Medtech Entrepreneur, experienced Board member, Angel Investor and Venture Capitalist. Over the past 27 years as an investor and serial entrepreneur, Paul has built several successful companies, including Mitroflow International Inc., Neovasc Inc. and LightIntegra Technology Inc. Paul is well known for his work supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs and future leaders of the tech industry. His passion for giving back is seen in the many board roles he has held, including: Administrative Chair, LightIntegra Technology Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Neovasc Inc.; G7 Fellow, Creative Destruction Labs – CDL West; Board of Directors, Entrepreneurship at UBC; Board of Directors, BCTECH; Advisory Council Member, UBC Engineering, Applied Science; and Industry Advisory Council, UBC Electrical Engineering department. In 2010 Paul was awarded the British Columbia Angel Investor of the year, and in 2011 he received the BC Life Sciences Leadership Award. He holds a B.A.Sc, Electrical Engineering from The University of British Columbia (1983 – 1988) and Certified Director, Certified Director Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management (2006), Canadian Securities Course (1988).

  • Jan is a Co-Founder & President of Valhalla Private Equity and a Director at Genome Canada. She is a past Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Manitoba; retired senior partner at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman, LLP; and a co-founder of Innovate Manitoba, a private sector led non-profit formed to drive innovation, accelerate startup growth, and stimulate access to capital in Manitoba. Jan is an active angel investor and a Director of a number of startups. Jan practiced business law for 30 years and retired as a partner of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in 2015. In practice, Jan focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, startups, investment, and finance. Jan was for many years named to the Best Lawyers in Canada in Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Leveraged Buy-Outs and Private Equity Law. In addition to her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor, Jan holds a Certificate from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a Blue Belt in Innovation Engineering. Jan was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 and the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Award in 2002 in recognition for her contributions to the community. In 2018 she was honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence by the University of Manitoba.

  • Thealzel joined the board of TIMIA in April 2014. She manages the monthly Vancouver Angel Technology Network (VANTEC) and the Vancouver chapter of the Keiretsu Forum (Northwest Region) for the local startup community of entrepreneurs and angel investors.  She also serves on committees with the National Angel Capital Organization (Canada) and the Angel Capital Association (U.S.). She is a founder of two angel seed funds: Nelsa Investment (VCC) Inc. and VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund (VCC) Inc., which has 40 percent of its portfolio invested in “green technology” companies based in British Columbia.

    Thealzel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Alberta, and an Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Robert is co-founder and managing director of Promerita Capital Partners, and has twenty years of experience in corporate finance and investment. For the past fourteen years, Robert has focused on subordinated debt, mezzanine and equity investing. He has completed over 80 deals across various industries, including buyouts, acquisitions and growth financing. Prior to Promerita Group, Robert was co-founder and vice president of First West Capital, an institutionally backed subordinated debt and mezzanine finance provider for small and medium sized companies. Robert previously held executive roles in investment management and corporate finance with other leading global and regional firms including Vancity Capital & PricewaterhouseCoopers. Robert is the past President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), BC Chapter, the middle market deal association for corporate finance and M&A professionals. He holds two Honours Degrees in Commerce and Law from Monash University, Australia along with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, is a CPA-CA in Canada and Australia and is a former adviser to the Accounting Standards Board of Canada (AcSB) on Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE).

Howard has been in the financial services industry for over three decades with experience in investment advisory, investment management, capital markets and the C suite. His roles have included positions in sales, marketing, sales management and corporate spokesman spanning Canada, United States, Asia and South America.

Howard has successfully lead growth throughout his career including at two companies where assets under management grew from $100 million to $5 billion and $3.5 billion to $14 billion, respectively. He is a best selling author of numerous articles and four books including The New Investment Frontier: A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians (Insomniac Press, 2005), the first book in the world devoted to ETFs.

He has over a decade of experience as a corporate director for non – profits, public companies and private enterprises. Specifically he has board experience on Audit, Governance, Nominating and Human Resources/Compensation committees and as Chairman of the board. Howard holds the CFA, CIMA and ICD.D designations.

David Demers was the CEO and Co-Founder of Westport Fuel Systems (TSX:WPRT) for over 20 years. He has extensive TSX and board experience, as well as strong knowledge of the technology sector.

David has a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Paul Geyer is a successful Medtech Entrepreneur, experienced Board member, Angel Investor and Venture Capitalist. Over the past 27 years as an investor and serial entrepreneur, Paul has built several successful companies, including Mitroflow International Inc., Neovasc Inc. and LightIntegra Technology Inc. Paul is well known for his work supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs and future leaders of the tech industry. His passion for giving back is seen in the many board roles he has held, including: Administrative Chair, LightIntegra Technology Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Neovasc Inc.; G7 Fellow, Creative Destruction Labs – CDL West; Board of Directors, Entrepreneurship at UBC; Board of Directors, BCTECH; Advisory Council Member, UBC Engineering, Applied Science; and Industry Advisory Council, UBC Electrical Engineering department. In 2010 Paul was awarded the British Columbia Angel Investor of the year, and in 2011 he received the BC Life Sciences Leadership Award. He holds a B.A.Sc, Electrical Engineering from The University of British Columbia (1983 – 1988) and Certified Director, Certified Director Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management (2006), Canadian Securities Course (1988).

Jan is a Co-Founder & President of Valhalla Private Equity and a Director at Genome Canada. She is a past Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Manitoba; retired senior partner at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman, LLP; and a co-founder of Innovate Manitoba, a private sector led non-profit formed to drive innovation, accelerate startup growth, and stimulate access to capital in Manitoba. Jan is an active angel investor and a Director of a number of startups. Jan practiced business law for 30 years and retired as a partner of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in 2015. In practice, Jan focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, startups, investment, and finance. Jan was for many years named to the Best Lawyers in Canada in Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Leveraged Buy-Outs and Private Equity Law. In addition to her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor, Jan holds a Certificate from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a Blue Belt in Innovation Engineering. Jan was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 and the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Award in 2002 in recognition for her contributions to the community. In 2018 she was honoured with the Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence by the University of Manitoba.

Thealzel joined the board of TIMIA in April 2014. She manages the monthly Vancouver Angel Technology Network (VANTEC) and the Vancouver chapter of the Keiretsu Forum (Northwest Region) for the local startup community of entrepreneurs and angel investors.  She also serves on committees with the National Angel Capital Organization (Canada) and the Angel Capital Association (U.S.). She is a founder of two angel seed funds: Nelsa Investment (VCC) Inc. and VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund (VCC) Inc., which has 40 percent of its portfolio invested in “green technology” companies based in British Columbia.

Thealzel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Alberta, and an Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Robert is co-founder and managing director of Promerita Capital Partners, and has twenty years of experience in corporate finance and investment. For the past fourteen years, Robert has focused on subordinated debt, mezzanine and equity investing. He has completed over 80 deals across various industries, including buyouts, acquisitions and growth financing. Prior to Promerita Group, Robert was co-founder and vice president of First West Capital, an institutionally backed subordinated debt and mezzanine finance provider for small and medium sized companies. Robert previously held executive roles in investment management and corporate finance with other leading global and regional firms including Vancity Capital & PricewaterhouseCoopers. Robert is the past President of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), BC Chapter, the middle market deal association for corporate finance and M&A professionals. He holds two Honours Degrees in Commerce and Law from Monash University, Australia along with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, is a CPA-CA in Canada and Australia and is a former adviser to the Accounting Standards Board of Canada (AcSB) on Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE).

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