David has been in the technology space for more than thirty years in a variety of roles including scientist, corporate finance lawyer, and venture capitalist. He currently is President of Valeo Corporate Finance Ltd. (www.davidraffa.com) where he provides sell-side M&A services to small to mid-cap technology looking to exit, as well as longer-term advisory services for companies looking to accelerate growth. David has been involved with numerous successful exits including Parasun Technologies (acquired by Uniserve), ActiveState (acquired by Sophos PLC), Wolf Medical (acquired by Telus), RFind (acquired by Constellation Software), TSC Software (acquired by Stardyne), In Motion Technologies (acquired by Sierra), Liquivision (acquired by Huish Outdoors), Scorpion Software (acquired by Kaseya) and iCompass Technologies (buyer’s name confidential), to name just a few. David has been an advisor to Flickr (acquired by Yahoo), Layer 7 Technologies (acquired by CA) and Avigilon (TSX: AVO), companies having achieved successful exits or gone public. David retired from law in 2002 when he moved into venture fund management and investment banking. He also currently serves on the TSX-V Advisory Board as a representative of the technology community. David has a BSc Honours First Class (Biology) from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC, Canada) and LLB (Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

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