Over the past 15 years, Loudon Owen has launched, invested in and operated some of Canada’s fastest growing companies. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of McLean Watson Capital, one of Canada’s pre-eminent venture capital firms. His expertise spans company building and monetizing intellectual property. One of his roles is Chairman of i4i, which recently won a $300 million patent infringement lawsuit, and obtained an injunction, against Microsoft.
Prior to establishing McLean Watson Capital, Loudon and John Eckert financed and advised Softimage, a world leader in high-end 3D animation, in its growth from 4 to 250 employees, its IPO on Nasdaq in 1992 and the sale to Microsoft in 1994. Loudon and John served as the Joint COO for Softimage from 1993 to its sale. Prior to that, Loudon practised corporate/commercial and securities law with a major Canadian law firm, concentrating on M&A and technology financing. He subsequently founded a corporate law firm that specialized in representing growth companies. He has offices in Toronto, Shanghai and Singapore.
His experience is not complete without mentioning his playing professional hockey in Europe, being the Ontario College boxing champion, and co-founding the Canada Law Student Games.
Loudon speaks French, as well as a rusty smattering of several other languages including German.
Loudon currently serves on the Boards of Directors of i4i, Vismand Exploration, Amplus Communication, Ntegrator International (listed on SGX) and Quantec. He has served on the Boards of a range of public companies, including BPI Mutual Funds, Brookfield/BF Realty and Softimage. His pro bono activities include serving on several non-profit boards and associations.
Industry Expertise (2)
VC and Private Equity
Areas of Expertise (6)
University of T.O: BA
Osgoode Hall Law School: LLB