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The Roadshow. 500 Startups x Panache Ventures in Calgary

  • MobSquad Cafe 150 9 Avenue Southwest, #2100 Calgary, AB, T2P 0S9 Canada (map)

Hosted by Panache Ventures


Panache Ventures has partnered with 500 Startups to help Canadian companies get into their Seed Program.

On March 13th, Panache Ventures is bringing Marvin Liao (Partner, 500 Startups) to the MobSquad office in Calgary for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) about entrepreneurship, tech startups, and 500’s accelerator program in San Francisco. If you’re a founder and looking to accelerate your growth, we’d love to see you there!


  • 3:30 pm: doors open

  • 4 pm: AMA

  • 5 pm: Networking

About Marvin

Marvin is a partner at 500 Startups & originally from Vancouver. Marvin works with awesome startups across the globe and at the San Francisco accelerator program for the last 5 years.

Formerly of Yahoo! Inc. (10.5 years), Marvin Liao was an executive running several Business Groups overseas as well as holding roles in the various departments of Sales, Business Development, Ad Operations and Marketing & ran online marketing at a venture capital funded e-commerce start-up prior to that. He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several internet advertising and ad technology companies. 

In addition, he is a Mentor for several Startup Accelerator programs in Europe, Asia, Israel and the US, helping guide startup teams with their sales, marketing and partner development efforts.

About 500 Startups

500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $400M in committed capital across 4 main funds and 13 micro funds. We have invested in 2100 technology startups all over the world since our inception in 2010 includingTwilio (NYSE: TWLO), Credit Karma, Grab, Udemy, Ipsy, TalkDesk, and Intercom. Our team of 150 people based in 20 countries manage seed investments across 60 countries and speak over 25 languages.

About Panache Ventures

Panache Ventures is the most active Canadian seed stage venture capital fund. The firm is led by a team of experienced operators with a strong record of angel investments, years of institutional VC experience, and a solid network in Canada, Silicon Valley, and globally. The fund has a founders-first philosophy, a commitment to diversity, and a strategic seed/angel co-investment model.