Jim Derbyshire

Chair of the Board

Jim brings a wealth of experience from a career spanning 44 years with over twenty years of CEO experience, six successful start-up exits and Chair & board experience from over twenty boards in five countries. Mr. Derbyshire has raised over $100M of venture and angel capital, angel invested for 26 years and worked for two venture capital organizations for short periods. He has worked with investment bankers on many exits and personally managed three acquisitions. In terms of business operations, Jim is a highly strategic thinker with a broad business, market and technical awareness and has extensive partnering and sales experience with multi-nationals in North America, Europe and Asia. For one year, he mentored Ionomr for the SFU Venture Connection to assist the founding team in forming the corporation and licensing IP before he took a board role and invested. Jim has a BSc, several patents, Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.