Mr. Kaneb is a Partner at Miralta Capital, where he is responsible for sourcing due diligence for the fund’s
high tech investments. He sits on the board and operations committees of several of Miralta’s technology
investments. He joined Miralta in 1999 after selling his family’s business to a multinational oil company.
Prior to that, he had a long relationship with Miralta as a co-investor for some 20 years. Mr. Kaneb has 30
years of operational experience, having built SigmaPoint Technologies Inc. from a start-up in 1999 to a
successful high-technology contract electronics manufacturer in five years. Mr. Kaneb has led three
leveraged buyouts, been the CEO of four companies, and served as chairman of the board of a successfully
restructured public company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s
University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Paul was President and CEO of IGNIS from 2002 to 2012. Prior to IGNIS, Paul was Vice President, Business
Development, of Motorola Canada’s business strategies, partnerships and acquisitions. He was also a
member of Motorola Canada’s leadership team and head of the venture capital arm for Canada.
Paul joined Motorola from Société générale de financement du Québec (“SGF”), a $2billion industrial
holding company, where he was vice president, electronic components. Responsibilities included
developing and executing the business strategy for investments in the electronic sector and to target
partners and projects for joint ventures ranging from US$10 million to US$3 billion. During his Motorola
and SGF years, Paul established many key relationships with Asian IC, display, component, and electronics
companies. Paul has been actively involved in the display and semiconductor industries for the past 20
years, and the OLED space for over ten years, practically from the beginning of the market. He has
participated in various strategic development projects and investments with many key players of the
A graduate in engineering and management from McGill University (Canada), he is also a member of the
Quebec order of engineers and a corporate director for several high-tech joint ventures.
Prof. Arokia Nathan
Founder and Board Member
Professor Arokia Nathan holds the Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Following post-doctoral years at LSI Logic Corp., USA and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, he joined the University of Waterloo where he held the DALSA/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in sensor technology and subsequently the Canada Research Chair in nano-scale flexible circuits. He was a recipient of the 2001 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In 2006, he moved to the UK to take up the Sumitomo Chair of Nanotechnology at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, where he received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He has held Visiting Professor appointments at the Physical Electronics Laboratory, ETH Zürich and the Engineering Department, Cambridge University, UK. He has published over 400 papers in the field of sensor technology and CAD, and thin film transistor electronics, and is a co-author of four books. He has over 50 patents filed/awarded and has founded/co-founded four spin-off companies. He serves on technical committees and editorial boards in various capacities. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Fellow of IEEE (USA), and an IEEE/EDS Distinguished Lecturer.
Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III
Mr. de Gaspé Beaubien is the Chief Executive Officer of Telemedia Ventures Inc. Prior to this appointment,
Mr. de Gaspé Beaubien was President of Gasbeau Company, where one of his main responsibilities was the
development and implementation of the company’s investment activities, as well as the operating
management of its ventures. Mr. de Gaspé Beaubien holds an MBA from Harvard University, a Master’s
degree in education from McGill University, and a BA from the University of Western Ontario. In 1995, he
completed the investment analyst program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Baker is a Partner at Miralta Capital. Mr. Baker began his career in private equity in 1973 when he cofounded
Innocan. He has acquired extensive experience in industries as diverse as high technology, life
sciences, manufacturing, communications, financial services and energy technologies. Mr. Baker has played
a pivotal role not only in identifying investment opportunities, but also in providing strategic direction and
oversight leading to strong growth and ultimately successful exits. Prior to joining the private equity
industry, Mr. Baker held several management positions with Union Carbide Canada. He holds a Bachelor’s
degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He was a Trustee of Queen’s University.
Frank Di Tomaso
Mr. Di Tomaso is a corporate director and a consulting partner at Raymond Chabot Grant Thorton (RCGT) in
Montreal. He brings a wealth of experience not only from his duties at RCGT which cover corporate
finance and audit of many diverse and large organizations, but also as a director of other entities both in
the public market and within his industry. Mr Di Tomaso holds both a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables
agrees du Quebec (FCA) which he received in 1999 and a Corporate Directors designation received in 2009.
He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in 1968.
Mr. Bergelt is the chief executive officer of Open Invention Network, the collaborative enterprise that
enables innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem around Linux. Previously Mr.organizations. Mr. Bergelt also distinguished himself, serving for twelve years as a U.S. diplomat, with
Bergelt co-founded, advised and managed intellectual property portfolios within several multinational
postings at the United Nations in New York and the American Embassy in Tokyo, Japan where he was
involved in the negotiation of intellectual property rights protection in Asia. Mr. Bergelt holds an Artium
Baccalaureus degree from Duke University, a Jurist Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University
School of Law and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Theseus Institute in France. He is a
frequent speaker on corporate strategy, finance and intellectual property management.
Mr. Fang is the major founder of the firm (MCM ) - Maxima Capital Management, Inc. He founded MCM in
May of 2002 and raised the first fund at US$55M fund size. Prior to MCM Mr. Fang had worked for Dell
Computer for eleven years with which he was the first employee in Taiwan who pioneered, established and
managed Dell’s Asian Pacific Supply Chain management organization ( 1990 – 2001 ); prior to Dell Mr. Fang
had worked for several multinational corporations ( GTE, RCA, Atari, Wyse ) accumulating 13 years
experience in procurement and logistics. Mr. Fang received his B.S. degree in Management Science from
National Chiao Tung Univesity in 1975; and joined the EMBA program of National Cheng Chi University in