A lifelong entrepreneur, Mike Edwards has started and invested in technology companies for over 20 years. Presently, Mike is the CEO of Mobio Technologies Inc. Prior to taking the lead at Mobio, Mike was Executive Director of GrowLab, a startup accelerator based in Vancouver, BC.
Mike invests in smart people with big ideas, and thrives on helping other entrepreneurs turn a napkin sketch into a prosperous business. He has invested in more than 40 technology startups including Punch’d, which sold to Google, Summify, which was acquired by Twitter, Wander which was acquired by Yahoo, AreaConnect which sold to Marchex and Dave McClure’s 500 Startups venture capital fund. As a team member of Startup Visa Canada, Mike is actively involved in growing and supporting the Canadian startup community and connecting local entrepreneurs with the right investors, mentors and influencers in Silicon Valley, New York, Europe and Asia. In addition, Mike currently serves on the board of directors for Launch Academy, a grassroots accelerator.
When not building high growth technology companies, Mike can be found hanging out with his family in Whistler enjoying the local trails. Mike is also an avid cyclist and athlete, who has participated in several Ironman competitions.