Mike Woollat

Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Mike Woollat is CEO of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA). Previously Mike was an entrepreneur who co-founded, amongst other businesses, Beaconsfield Group – a successful management consulting and public affairs firm. He has held senior executive roles at various major Canadian corporations including Bell Canada, CTVglobemedia, and Canwest Global Communications. Before entering the private sector, Mike worked for the Government of Canada as an economist in the Department of Finance and as a policy advisor to the Minister of Finance. Mike has also worked overseas as an economist on World Bank-funded projects and was a College-level economics Instructor. He holds a BA and MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

My Sessions

Money Talks: From Seed through to series A,B,C. Hear from Angels, Micro VCs, VCs, and alternative lenders.


Everybody, well nearly everybody, is looking for funding. Understand all the options available for funding for a SaaS company, from VCs to alternative lenders. Which situations are for which type of funding? Is there a general rule book? Learn about what you need to know to make the right funding decisions for your business. Featuring: […]

Fundraising / Exits
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