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Team Members

Ray Sharma

Executive Managing Partner

Ray is a Founder and Executive Managing Partner of EVP and has an international reputation as a thought leader in the evolution of the application economy. Ray has relationship capital with technology, investor, and government leaders, built upon an unmatched track record in Canada for technology M&A and financing experience.

Ken Teslia

Founding Partner & Chairman

Ken is Co-Founder and a Partner at EVP, and a veteran of capital markets transactions. During his tenure as a leader at RBC Dominion Securities, CSFB Canada, and GMP Securities Ken has worked on hundreds of capital markets transactions worth billions in combined value.

Imran Bashir

Founding Partner & COO

Imran Bashir is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of EVP and has spent 36 years working in the technology sector as an entrepreneur. Mr. Bashir is currently Chairman of Extreme Innovations. Prior to his work at EVP, Mr. Bashir was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Envision Mobile Inc., and prior to that was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Octanewave Software Inc. and the President and Chief Executive Officer of ISG Inc.

Ian Ainsworth

Managing Partner

Ian Ainsworth is a Managing Partner of EVP and one of Canada’s top asset managers, with particular expertise investing in technology. Mr. Ainsworth was previously the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Altamira, where he was responsible for over $10 billion in assets, including $3 billion of dedicated public and private tech assets.

Sunil Sharma

Managing Partner

Sunil is the Managing Partner of Extreme Accelerator and a hyper-connected venture capitalist in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor. Sunil Sharma was Co-founder of Extreme Startups, one of Canada’s leading technology accelerators. Backed by 5 of Canada’s best venture capital funds, Sunil has co-lead investments into more than 18 companies.

Amir Bashir


Amir is an Associate at EVP and a former management consultant with experience advising technology companies across North America, Middle East and North Africa. Amir was previously at Ericsson’s Strategy Consulting Group working with companies on product strategy in the categories of Mobile, Cloud, and IoT.


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