Russell Samuels is a Partner at Whitecap Venture Partners, a $125M venture capital fund focused on investing in early stage technology companies. Russell works closely with Reunion Foods, Clearwater Clinical, and Irystec.
Prior to joining Whitecap, Russell was a Senior Manager on the Corporate & Business Development team at Freshbooks, a growth stage startup and one of North America’s leading cloud accounting providers. Russell also spent three years as an Associate at Mantella Venture Partners, a $20M seed stage venture capital fund in Toronto, where he worked on a number of new and follow-on investments including: SurfEasy (Acquired by Opera Software), Unata (Acquired by Instacart), Brave Commerce (Acquired by Rogers, TSX: RCI) and others. Prior to Mantella Venture Partners, Russell spent 2 years as an Analyst at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the Private Investments group.
Russell holds an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a JD from the University of Western Ontario.
What makes Russell an expert?
Seasoned finance leader now Partner with Whitecap Venture Partners, an Early Stage Venture firm with investments in REAL Matters, Bold Commerce, Affinio and Clearwater