Michele Romanow

Co-Founder & President

Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started five companies before her 33rd birthday. A "Dragon" on CBC's hit show Dragons' Den, Michele is the co-founder of Clearbanc, which gave entrepreneurs more than $100M in 2018. She previously co-founded SnapSaves, which was acquired by American tech giant, Groupon. Michele was also the co-Founder of Buytopia.ca, which acquired ten competitors including Shop.ca and WagJag and was ranked #3 on the Profit Hot 50 list of fastest growing companies. She's ranked in WXN's "100 Most Powerful in Canada" and listed as the only Canadian on Forbes magazine's "Millennial on a Mission" list. Michele is a prolific angel investor and the winner of Angel Investor of the Year award.

Michele is a director for Vail Resorts, Freshii, League of Innovators, Queen's Business School and Shad Valley, a transformational program that develops the entrepreneurial potential of exceptional Canadian youth.

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