Emily Walsh is a Principal at Georgian Partners. In this role, Emily makes investments in high growth business software companies including sourcing investment opportunities, leading the due diligence process, and advising companies post-investment. She also works across our portfolio helping companies on operational effectiveness and strategy, with a particular focus on people and culture. She’s an expert in board mechanics and financial analysis, assists in designing our internal training programs, and provides support for Canada Learning Code.
Emily currently works with several of our portfolio companies, including Signpost, Flashpoint, and Precision Lender on a variety of projects. These span people analytics, benchmarking, org design, and team dynamics and culture. In addition, she’s an observer on the boards of Aera Technology, Flashpoint, Bidgely and WorkFusion, and supports the portfolio on a broad range of initiatives pertaining to our investment thesis areas.
Prior to joining Georgian Partners, Emily worked at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant. While there, she led engagements in organizational transformation with a focus on bringing digital tools and new operational processes to finance and insurance institutions. Previous to that, she held positions on the first management teams of NYC-based investment firm Archer Gray and non-profit Sing for Hope.
Emily holds an MBA in Finance from The Johnson School at Cornell University (where she was a Park Leadership Fellow and served as a Fund Manager for BR Ventures) and a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School.
Did you know?
Emily is an avid backpacker, hiker and traveler as well as an arts enthusiast. She’s also a member of the Cornell Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.
What makes Emily an expert?
Seasoned finance leader and investor, is Principal at Georgian Partners, a Late-Stage Venture firm with 66 investments, including some of Canada’s fastest-growing SaaS companies such as Shopify, Freshbooks, Influitive, Integrate.AI, TopHat, TRACKTIK & Vision Critical
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