Advisory Board

Matthew Leibowitz

General Partner
Plaza Ventures

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Matthew is the Co-Founder of Plaza Ventures, a national venture capital firm, spending 7+ years focused on deal flow, board management, ecosystem development, corporate partnerships and investor relations. Matthew is a career VC, having overseen dozens of growth-tech finance investments with consistent double-digit returns. Matthew has co-created multiple funds including Canada’s first dedicated Direct Secondary Fund.

Matthew is the Managing Partner of Quayside Venture Partners, an early-stage, Urban Technology Venture Fund established in partnership with Alphabet and its subsidiary Sidewalk Labs and numerous Fortune 500s.

He sits on the board of numerous companies including Dejero Labs and MMB Networks, accelerators, and charities. Matthew is a Board Member of the Canadian Venture Capital Association, a member of the MaRS IAF Investment Committee, Co-Chair of the CIX Top 20 Awards Committee and Mentor at Techstars Toronto Accelerator and Creative Destruction Lab. Matthew is also an Advisor at NEXT Canada, where he mentors young entrepreneurs in building their own ventures. He is a frequent public speaker and guest lecturer on tech start-ups and VC, as well as an active angel investor.

Matthew obtained his Honors Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science from the University of New South Wales, and a Master of Laws from the University of Oxford


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