Managing Director Canada

John Cassidy is Managing Director of Canada at SVG Ventures I THRIVE. He leads the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plans to expand in Canada and is part of the SVG investment team which has invested in 17 Canadian agri-food tech companies.

John has over 13 years of experience in the technology & Investment industry. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer for a fintech SME in Europe. During his tenure, John led the company through its highest growth period which coincided with its first expansion into new markets. These achievements led to honors such as the ‘SME of Year Award’.


John holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Business (Finance) from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He also holds a Certificate in Technology Management from Stanford University and is a member of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.

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