Harry A. Jaako

Co-Founder at Discovery Capital Ventures

Harry A. Jaako

Harry A. Jaako

Co-Founder at Discovery Capital Ventures

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Career Highlights

Gull Ventures, Inc.
British Columbia Discovery Fund (VCC), Inc.
Discovery Capital Ventures

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469

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

1953

Age

68

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Chief Executive Officer at British Columbia Discovery Fund (VCC), Inc.

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Former Head of Sales & Marketing at Moody's Corp.

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Partner at Lavery de Billy LLP

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Principal at The Gerri Sinclair Group

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Strathbridge Asset Management, Inc.

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Assistant Deputy Minister, Federal Department of Industry, Trade & Commerce at United States Department of Commerce

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.

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Former Chief Investment Officer at Putnam Investment Management LLC

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Managing Partner at Elm Park Capital Management LLC

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Former Vice President & Managing Director at BMO Nesbitt Burns, Inc.

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Harry A. Jaako
Co-Founder at Discovery Capital Ventures
Education
B.Eng

Lakehead University is a public research university with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lakehead University, shortened to 'Lakehead U', or 'LU', is non-denominational and provincially supported. It has undergraduate programs, graduate programs, the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, and is home to the western campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The school has more than 45,000 alumni. The main campus in Thunder Bay has more than 7,900 students. As of September 2006, a new permanent extension campus in Orillia, located about 150 km north of Toronto, has more than 1,100 students.

Career History
Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Principal
2003 - Current

Discovery Capital Management Corp. operates as a venture capital firm. It specializes in seed, startup, early stage, and late stage investments. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Consulting Manager
Prior - 1985

DMR Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd., is a company headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. The firm designs large scale general purpose computer systems. It was acquired by Amdahl Corp., part of Fujitsu Ltd. since September 1997, on 27 Nov 95 for $139 million.

Co-Founder
1986 - 2007

Discovery Capital Corp. is a Canadian private company located in Vancouver, BC, with domestic subsidiaries, providing investment services. It was founded by John McEwen and Harry A. Jaako. John McEwen is the current CEO, occupying that position since 1986.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2012 - Current

TMX Group Ltd. operates cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. The firm provides clearing facilities, data products and other services to the international financial community. It operates through four segments: Capital Formation; Equities and Fixed Income Trading and Clearing; Derivatives Trading and Clearing; and Global Solutions, Insights and Analytics. The company was founded on April 28, 2011 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

President & Director
2003 - Current

Discovery Capital Management Corp. operates as a venture capital firm. It specializes in seed, startup, early stage, and late stage investments. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Independent Director
2002 - Current

TMX Group, Inc. provides clearing facilities, data products and other services to the international financial community. The company was founded on August 23, 2002 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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2005

Lakehead University is a public research university with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lakehead University, shortened to 'Lakehead U', or 'LU', is non-denominational and provincially supported. It has undergraduate programs, graduate programs, the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, and is home to the western campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The school has more than 45,000 alumni. The main campus in Thunder Bay has more than 7,900 students. As of September 2006, a new permanent extension campus in Orillia, located about 150 km north of Toronto, has more than 1,100 students.

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