Our vision is to enhance the deployment of smart capital from and in the region, improve access to investment opportunities and facilitate the flow of capital to great businesses. Our team includes founders with successful exits, high impact angel investors, business leaders, and all have a passion for developing Victoria’s investment community.
Learn more about our board members and the whole team who make Capital Investment Network possible.
Marci joined CIN in 2017. She is a strategic communications consultant who helps tell the public what is going on during community projects and “big build” infrastructure projects.Throughout her 20+ years in PR and communications, Marci has managed communications and earned media coverage for disruptive projects, whether for consumer tech startups (for 10yrs) or multi-partner, civic projects. As founder of ZINC, she leads a fearless, award-winning Canadian communications/PR team of seven from offices in Victoria and Courtenay BC.
Dr. Hannes Blum
Dr. Hannes Blum is currently Venture Partner North America for Acton Capital, a Munich based VC fund focused on consumer internet. He started his career with The Boston Consulting Group in Germany and founded his first company (JustBooks GmbH) with colleagues of his PhD program in 1999. After selling his business to AbeBooks.com, he was asked to take over as CEO of AbeBooks which brought him and his family to Canada in 2003. After acquiring 5 companies, he sold AbeBooks to Amazon.com in 2008 and stayed on as a VP for Amazon until May 2015. He is an active Angel Investor and loves to spend time with his wife and 2 children, on tennis courts, ski hills and golf courses.
Hannes joined the Board because he would love to see more start-up success stories in Victoria.
Owen joined Wesley Clover as a General Partner in 2004 and has invested in Echosec Systems, Encepta Corp., HYAS, Pretio Interactive, Referral SaaSquatch, and Tutela Technologies.
Prior to joining Wesley Clover, Owen founded NewHeights Software, a pioneer in enterprise unified communication software which was eventually acquired by CounterPath Corporation.
With his love of tech and creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs, Owen co-founded Alacrity Foundation. The Alacrity Foundation provides an intense incubation environment to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship in the tech industry. We warmly welcomed Owen onto the CIN baord in late 2017.