Bram is the Director of Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships at Shopify. With more than 800,000 merchants in 150 countries, Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. In his role Bram is responsible for Shopify's mergers and acquisitions, venture investment activities and strategic partnership initiatives. Prior to joining Shopify, Bram was a venture capitalist with OMERS Ventures, the venture capital arm of one the largest pension funds in the world. As a VC, Bram worked on more than 30 transactions helping the OMERS Ventures grow from 1 investment to 24 investments. Bram helped lead and manage OMERS Ventures' investments in Shopify (IPO), HootSuite, VidYard, PasswordBox (Acquired by Intel), BusBud, Hopper, League, and AppHero (Acquired by Fuse Powered).