Kristina Tomaz-Young  is VC-TV’s CEO, Founder & on the go Strategic Partnerships Wrangler.  She has a passion for igniting unconventional ideas and creating new media opportunities to connect smart technology startups with idea backers. Having led strategic initiatives for large corporations as well as growth strategies for startups & mid sized technology companies alike in North America, Asia and Europe, she’s a hybrid combining big business experience with an entrepreneurial spirit. More on Kristina at or connect with her at /
Patrick Barbeau  is VentureCapTv’s Production Director. He’s an active member of our Canadian tech startup community, the founder of PitchStartup and the Executive Producer of a popular Youtube web series with over 1,400 subscribers and 380,000 views. He is also a Montreal Filmmaker, Director and Producer working on various projects such as music video, short films and soon, features. Learn more on or connect with him via Facebook and Linkedin
Ildar Khakimov is VentureCapTV’s content director. He is also a serial web creator. His portfolio contains several web properties that generate over 2 million page views. He is involved in Montreal’s startup community as Notman house’s community manager.His passions include SEO, project management and blogging
Sara Aramahdian heads VC-TV’s Silicon Valley satellite site & is our Chief Marketing Officer and international roving reporter. She covers tech startup events in Montreal, the Bay Area, Boston,  Barcelona and wherever her globetrotting life takes her in her technology initiatives. Sara is also a startup founder herself collaborating on a social network for robots and is a well sought out expert in robotic engineering. Connect with Sara at

Charles Brun is one of VC-TV’s tech reporters. As an entrepreneur, he brings a unique perspective to the interviews and is constantly seeking valuable insights to share with other tech entrepreneurs. He also co-founded Juliette et Chocolat a chocolate-bar chain in Montreal as well as Bossmatch, a web startup dedicated to helping people find their professional match. He’s currently working on Now in Store, an iPhone app to build online stores and share new arrivals in real-time. Find out more here:

The Advisory Board

Jean-Nicolas Delage is a partner at Fasken Martineau  – one of North America’s premiere “GO TO”  IP guys when it comes to the protecting, managing and commercializing intellectual property assets, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. He helps clients, more particularly start-ups, adopt, execute and showcase their intellectual property strategy and frequently advises them in commercial transactions involving intellectual property, including negotiating and drafting cooperation or license agreements as well as conducting due diligence investigations of intellectual property assets. He also participates in the creation of patent pools following the adoption of new standards by standard-setting bodies and advises clients on intellectual property issues that arise during the standardization process. Jean-Nicolas is active in the fields of information technology, software and video games, notably with regards to licensing or negotiation of software development agreements and sits on some exciting boards, including ours! More on Jean-Nicolas at

David Nault is a full time Entrepreneur in Residence with iNovia Capital & an entrepreneur par excellence by work day and our resident Spartan racer by weekend!  The entrepreuneur genome IS David’s DNA.  His passion for venture building and deep experience in sales and marketing attracted him to mentor a large number of promising entrepreneurs. VC-TV is so grateful to be one of them! He learnt early on the meaning of lean start-up while at VIPswitch when he secured significant customer validation for a disruptive telecom technology for which he later helped raise $15 million. He was also director of business development at Pivotal Payments, an emerging payment processor, where he experienced what creating traction was all about when the company grew from a few to over 60,000 customers, 400 employees and more than $8 billion in transaction volume. David was later named president of Callio Technologies whose intellectual property was acquired by Bell Canada. Read more:

Heri Rakotomalala is VentureCapTV’s creative director. He is the founder of MontrealTechWatch  – the first site covering the Montreal startup ecosystem (local news and events). He is behind main technology events in Montreal, such as Startup Weekend Montreal, the MTLStartupTalent job fair for startups, the OpenIt4Africa initiative.  He is currently  focused on launching SustainableBizDesign  and mentoring other growing startups! Heri’s also an electrical engineer  with 9 years experience in designing, developing and launching startups, media ventures, community building initiatives  and inspiring events. When he gets involved, he brings in disruptive ideas,   makes quick, smart decisions,  is a great team leader and infuses initiatives with his outstanding creativity. Read more about Heri:

Gabriel Sundaram is an investment analyst with Real Ventures Canada’s most active seed stage venture capital fund. Prior to working with Real Ventures, Gabriel lead product at Capitalogix, a Dallas based software startup developing trading, dashboard, and data analytics platforms for hedge funds. Gabriel also co-founded More Specific, a media firm focused on local online advertising for small business, and Archetype, an award winning web agency. Gabriel is an active member of the Montreal Startup scene and has been a key instigator in several community initiatives, including startup mentoring, and Notman House.

Friends of VC-TV

JS Cournoyer is co-founder and General Partner with Real Ventures and Montreal Startups, Montreal-based venture capital funds investing in great entrepreneurs building world-class companies. He’s also co-founder of Founderfuel, a Montreal-based accelerator for web, mobile and software startups. JS is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded a number of companies over the years. He is the proud father of 5 wonderful children – “Thank you, JS, for your amazing support, the great advice you share on VC-TV’s Weekly Update episodes and for the incredible initiatives you lead for Canadian tech startups here and in the Valley!”

Chris Arsenault is Managing Partner at iNovia Capital. He has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for the last two decades. Chris currently serves as a director or observer on the boards of Fixmo, Gamerizon, Localmind, Reflex Photonics, Ryma, and Woozworld. Chris is an active board member of the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA), is Co-Chair of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) and is active Charter Member of Silicon Valley based C100 (the Top Canadians in the Valley organization). - “Thank you, Chris, for all your encouragement, wise advice and open doors – You put Canadian tech startups on the world map!”