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Startup Grind Toronto Hosts Jordan Levy (SoftBank Capital)


Jordan Levy, SoftBank Capital

Jordan Levy is a General Partner at SoftBank Capital NY and also Managing Partner of Seed Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital fund that he co-founded in 1999.

Prior to co-founding Seed Capital Partners, he was co-founder of ClientLogic and was President, co-CEO and co-Chair of its predecessor companies SOFTBANK Services Group and UCA (now SITEL Worldwide). Previously, Jordan was SVP of Software Etc,now GameStop (NYSE:GME) and prior to that he was also co-founder of Software Distribution Services, now known as Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM). 

Jordan currently serves on the boards of several technology companies including SocialFlow, Spanfeller Media, Synaptic Digital, COKeM Int. and is Chairman of Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC).  He is a Board Observer of Betaworks and Boxee. Previously, Jordan served on the boards of ZipList (sold to Condé Nast in 2012), OMGPOP (sold to Zynga in 2012), Hyperpublic (sold to Groupon in 2012), and KickApps (sold to KIT digital in 2011).  He also is the first non-Native American on the Board of Seneca Holdings Corporation.

Jordan is Chair of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, the State Agency responsible for the redevelopment of Buffalo’s vast historic waterfront.  He is also on the Advisory Board for NYC Seed and a trustee of the University of Buffalo Foundation. He served for nine years as a trustee of the Albright Knox Art Gallery and is a past President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.




6:30 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking


Hosted By Michael Cayley, Toronto Chapter Director

Hi I'm Michael Cayley, Founder of Cdling (pronounced "seedling"), a platform that builds trust between investors, startups and mentors. I'm also Founder of the Ontario Cross-border Technology Innovation Ecosystem (OCTIE) Study. I've been doing the startup grind my whole career across Canada, the US, in Europe and China over the years. I hope that helps add some value to this conversation!
Email: [masked]

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Pivotal Labs is the agile development services unit of Pivotal, the software company at the intersection of Big Data, PaaS and Agile. For more than 25 years, Pivotal Labs has remained at the forefront of agile development by building highly reliable, scalable software for innovative leaders and emerging companies across multiple industries. We’ve launched hundreds of web and mobile products and built complex enterprise infrastructures that run some of the world’s most effective business platforms. We have created web and mobile products for enterprise and start-up clients, across a range of industries including media, retail, healthcare, education, and financial services.

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The world’s leading MBA event is coming to Toronto on Saturday, September 6th at the MTCC with a special offer for Startup Grind Toronto members – free entry upon registration (quote ‘Startup Grind’ upon arriving at the event) and the chance to get all your MBA questions answered in one place.

QS World MBA Tour

Wildeboer Dellelce is decidedly different from what most commonly defines a Bay Street law firm. Investing in the success of your company, the firm will serve as your business adviser throughout the business lifecycle from start-up to industry leader. Wildeboer Dellelce was created by partners who rejected the culture of the mega firm, creating a unique, entrepreneurial partner-based firm permeated with a culture of innovation. The firm gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to work with lawyers who are passionate about their client’s success. This all adds up to a firm that takes a long term approach within the tech sector to creating shared successes, as start-ups grow to become the tech sector leaders of tomorrow.

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Cdling is ratings agency that builds trust between investors, startups and experts.

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Upcoming events you should attend!

Ottawa hosts Brandon Reti Breather 24th of September 2014

Toronto hosts Jim Scheinman Maven Ventures 8th of October 2014

Toronto hosts Steve Woods Google 23rd of October 2014

Kitchener-Waterloo hosts Ariel Poler Best of Angel 6th of November 2014

Toronto hosts Allen Lau Wattpad 27th of November 2014


What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Michael C.

    Startups who would like to be selected for a one on one meeting with Jordan Levy, Jim Scheinman or Ariel Poler this fall should email me at [masked]

    September 17, 2014

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