Knowledge Labs Webinar: Venture capital in the wake of a crisis

Join the DeGroote School of Business for a fireside chat with Adam Felesky, CEO & co-founder of Portag3 Ventures and McMaster Alumnus.


Date & Time

May 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.




Free. Registration Required.



Join the DeGroote School of Business for a fireside chat with Adam Felesky, CEO & co-founder of Portag3 Ventures and McMaster Alumnus.

Fintech has seen increased popularity over the years, with record funding levels and rising valuations. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic – ushering uncertainty into every aspect of our lives. The lack of clarity around the true impact of the situation has made it hard for all stakeholders. Join us for a fireside chat with Adam Felesky, to discuss how the pandemic is impacting venture capital, the challenges and opportunities it brings, and how actions taken now will impact future success.

Discussion and audience Q&A will be moderated by Dr. Benson Honig, Professor, DeGroote School of Business.

This webinar is free for all DeGroote alumni and community members.

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1:00 p.m. Webinar starts: discussion with Adam Felesky begins
1:45 p.m. Q&A
2:00 p.m. Webinar concludes

Keynote Speaker

Adam Felesky, B. ENG, BA’99, CEO & co-founder of Portag3 Ventures

Adam Felesky is the CEO & co-founder of Portag3 Ventures. Portag3 Ventures is a leading fintech focused global venture capital fund managing over $700mm of AUM. Portag3 has made over 35 investments to date in 8 countries.

Prior to this, Adam founded and was the CEO & Founder of Horizons Exchange Traded Funds, a director and founding investor of BetaShares Exchange Traded Funds in Australia. This business was sold to Mirae Asset Management of Korea.

Previously, Adam worked in JPMorgan Derivative’s group in New York Adam began his career in investment banking with CIBC.

Adam graduated from McMaster in 1999 with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

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