iNovia announced today that Dan Freedman, former VP of Security Products at McAfee, has joined the firm’s investment team.
Freedman joins the iNovia after serving for years on the firm’s investment committee, which reviews every deal prior to disbursement.
His introduction to iNovia was as a limited partner, investing in Fund 2007, re-committing for Fund 2011, and once again for our recently-closed $175m Fund 2015.
Prior to iNovia, Freedman was lead mentor at Blue Startups, a Hawaii-based accelerator behind the Startup Paradise brand. He also founded and sold Calgary-based Jasomi Networks, an Internet Telephony equipment provider, and was a co-ounder of Launchworks, a keiretsu-style startup incubator.
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“I am tremendously excited to join the iNovia team, a band of individuals who have collectively developed one of the strongest and most interesting portfolios at any fund,” says Freedman. “But what is more important is the huge respect and kudos toward iNovia by the people running those startups. For me, a large part of the attraction was working with a team that could generate so much goodwill.”
As Venture Partner, Freedman will round out iNovia’s California team, and is based in Newport Beach. Other iNovia offices are in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Waterloo, with headquarters in Montréal.