Ron Warburton - Managing partner, IT venture fund at BDC

Ron Warburton

Managing Partner Ottawa

Ron Warburton is Managing Partner in the BDC IT Venture Fund and Seed Fund. He joined BDC Capital in 2000.

Ron is an experienced operator with a proven record of building successful software companies. During the early part of his career, he held progressively senior positions in engineering, product management, software sales and marketing. In 1991, Ron became President and CEO of Simetra Inc. after leading a management buyout. Over the following nine years, he grew Simetra's software business across Canada and the U.S. and sold it in 2000. In the process, he co-founded a second software business that he helped build and successfully sold.

He actively participates on the board of directors of a number of IT companies and has led venture capital investments into Tarian Software (acquired by IBM), Blaze Software (acquired by Akamai), CloudLink Technologies (acquired by EMC), Privacy Analytics (acquired by IMS Health), Analyze Re (acquired by Verisk), Hubdoc (acquired by Xero), and Axonify (acquired by Luminate). Ron is currently managing investments in Blueprint, Klipfolio and Solink on behalf of BDC Capital’s IT Venture Fund.

Ron is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Queen's University and an MBA from Western University.

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