7 episodes

The Flagship Podcast brings you inside stories from the Canadian technology ecosystem. You’ll hear from founders, investors, builders and learn about their triumphs, hardships and hard earned lessons.
You’ll learn about strategies and tactics and about the human side and what it takes to build a thriving technology company which will hopefully help you on your journey.

Flagship Podcast Amiral Ventures

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

The Flagship Podcast brings you inside stories from the Canadian technology ecosystem. You’ll hear from founders, investors, builders and learn about their triumphs, hardships and hard earned lessons.
You’ll learn about strategies and tactics and about the human side and what it takes to build a thriving technology company which will hopefully help you on your journey.

    Dynamiser l'écosystème de capital de risque du Québec avec Réseau Capital

    Dynamiser l'écosystème de capital de risque du Québec avec Réseau Capital

    J’ai eu la chance de parler avec Simon Pelletier et Gilles Duruflé de Réseau Capital. Ils ont publié un rapport très pertinent en novembre à propos de l'écosystème de capital de risque du Québec. 
    L’objectif de cette étude était de comparer le dynamisme de l’écosystème d’investissement en capital de risque du Québec à ceux de l’Ontario et de la Colombie-Britannique afin d’identifier certaines forces et faiblesses et d’en tirer des pistes de recommandations. Le rapport a fait beaucoup de vagues dans l'écosystème et je vous invite à le consulter!
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Reimaging design with Andria Santos, CEO & Founder @ Fülhaus

    Reimaging design with Andria Santos, CEO & Founder @ Fülhaus

    I had the pleasure of speaking with Andria Santos, Co-founder & CEO @ Fülhaus 
    Fülhaus is an AI-powered interior design and furnishing company dedicated to improving performance of furnished real estate properties and hospitality business through good design. 
     
    We spoke about: 
    Building a solid interior design company over 10 years
    The AI new product they launched with Ludwig and how it can empower interior designers globally
    How Fülhaus is the first & best customer for Ludwig
    The huge market opportunity ahead with their new AI
    Entrepreneurial lessons after 10 years
     

    • 29 min
    Miracles only happen on the last push with Simon De Baene, Co-Founder & CEO @ Workleap

    Miracles only happen on the last push with Simon De Baene, Co-Founder & CEO @ Workleap

    Simon De Baene is the dreamer and visionary at the top of Workleap, which designs software used by over 15,000 organizations in 110 countries. Recognized as one of Quebec's largest SMEs, Workleap now has over 200 employees and is currently one of the fastest-growing companies in North America. Early in his entrepreneurial journey, Simon realized that employee fulfillment was the key to success, and began building what would quickly become one of the most inspiring business cultures on the planet. Audacious and non-conformist by nature, he is more motivated than ever to challenge the status quo in the workplace.
    We spoke about: 
    Being obsessed in order to build a world-class product How you need to be relentlessly determined to achieve a breakthrough How competition has radically increased in software  The global opportunity for Workleap The market for employee experience and how it’s growing

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Building a VC franchise with Scott Loong, Partner @ Panache Ventures

    Building a VC franchise with Scott Loong, Partner @ Panache Ventures

    Scott is a partner at Panache Ventures. Prior to joining Panache, Scott was the co-founder and CEO of Covera.ai (acquired in 2019), an InsurTech startup that leverages data and technology to take insurance renewals off of your to do list forever. Scott was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Ferst Capital Partners, one of Canada’s pioneering FinTech venture capital funds. Scott writes and speaks about how technology, analytics, design and data impact the various components of the modern FinTech landscape. Scott is a business lawyer and holds a masters degree in business administration (MBA) from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management as well as civil and common law degrees from McGill’s Faculty of Law.
     

    • 56 min
    Self Belief with Vickie Joseph | Founder, Board Member, Leader

    Self Belief with Vickie Joseph | Founder, Board Member, Leader

    Originally from Montreal, business woman, creator and philanthropist, Vickie Joseph has been immersed in the world of fashion from a very young age. Today, as a happy mother of three children, the designer and businesswoman has been recognized for her projects on several occasions, including the multi million dollars she and her husband Frantz Saintellemy invested in the neighborhood of Saint Michel. Having created her clothing line in 2006, Vickie is a model of success. With determination and perseverance, she has succeeded in creating a company that broke into a very limited local market in Quebec, swept the country, and then spread internationally to create jobs for eager young women who would not otherwise have had the chance to work in such a niche sector

    • 40 min
    Restless Maverick with John Ruffolo, Founder & Managing Partner Maverix

    Restless Maverick with John Ruffolo, Founder & Managing Partner Maverix

    John is the Founder and Managing Partner of Maverix Private Equity, a private equity firm focused on technology-enabled growth and disruption investment strategies. As a firm run by entrepreneurs, funded by entrepreneurs, and for entrepreneurs, Maverix invests in health and wellness, financial services, transportation and logistics, live, work, play and learn, and retail. John chairs the Investment Committee, guides the strategy of the firm, is deeply involved with fundraising and sourcing and leading investment opportunities, particularly within the technology industry.  He led Maverix’s first investment in Viral Nation and sits on their board. 
    John is also the Founder of OMERS Ventures and Co-Founder and Vice Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators. Over the course of his leadership as the CEO of OMERS Ventures, they invested over USD$500 million in over 40 disruptive technology companies across North America, including growth investments in Shopify, Xanadu, Wattpad, Wave, Hootsuite, Rover, Desire 2 Learn, Hopper, DuckDuckGo, TouchBistro and League. During his tenure at OMERS, John also formed OMERS Platform Investments, and as its Executive Managing Director, he formed OMERS Growth Equity and led investments in Purpose Financial, PointNorth Capital, District Ventures, OneEleven and ArcTern Ventures. John co-founded the Council of Canadian Innovators with Jim Balsillie, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping high-growth Canadian technology firms scale globally.
     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

CarlosPacheco ,

Smart podcast

Nectar is one of the smartest strategic thinkers in the digital space that I know.

MarinSavignac ,

Very Good!

Highly relevant insights from Montreal leaders. Nectar asks the right questions and keeps the audience interested.

abuteau ,

PNR Fan !

Interesting to see canadian business leader on this podcast.
Content is diverse and the podcast length is perfect.

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