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Matthew Leibowitz - IDEABOOST. Toronto, ON, CA

Matthew Leibowitz Matthew Leibowitz

Partner | Plaza Ventures

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Matthew Leibowitz is a member of the IDEABOOST Investment Advisory Group






Year 2 - Nov 22 - Funding, Term Sheets and Valuation - Matthew Leibowitz




Matt Leibowitz has been a partner with Plaza Ventures since April 2012. Matt is a seasoned early stage institutional tech investor having originated, managed and completed dozens of equity and debt transactions. He has arranged significant private placement financings in private equity and VC settings. Matt is a frequent public speaker at conferences in the technology and clean-tech VC industries and a regular contributor to business schools, accelerators, incubators, selection committees, etc. Matt earned an LLM from Oxford University, an MSc from the University of New South Wales, and an H.BA from the University of Toronto.

Industry Expertise (4)

VC and Private Equity Banking Financial Services Investment Management

Areas of Expertise (6)

Venture Capital Entrepreneurship Mergers & Acquisitions Portfolio Management Corporate Development Business Strategy

Education (4)

University of Toronto: H.B.A., Business Administration

University of Oxford: LLM., Law

University of New South Wales: M.Sc., Cleantech

University of Toronto: Degree, Undergraduate Studies 2003

Affiliations (18)

  • ventureLAB : Investor in Residence
  • The Next 36 : Venture Mentor
  • Toronto Atmospheric Fund : Investment Committee Member
  • Canadian Innovation Exchange : Advisory Board Member
  • The Jewish Technology Entrepreneurial Circle (JTEC) : Board Member
  • The Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation : Board Member
  • MMB Networks : Board of Directors
  • Q4 Web Systems : Board of Directors
  • Arcestra : Board Observer
  • Turnstyle Solutions : Advisory Board Member
  • Epilogger Inc. : Advisory Board Member
  • Finmaven : Advisory Board Member
  • Spenz : Board Advisor
  • Visualize.me : Board Advisor
  • Venngage : Board Advisor
  • Cyclica Inc. : Board Advisor
  • Vuru (Acquired by Wave Accounting) : Board Advisor
  • The Peacock Brigade : Board Advisor

Media Appearances (2)

Q4 Web Systems Secures $5 Million From Silicon Valley Bank and Plaza Ventures

Betakit  online


It’s an exciting time in our market and this investment will go a long way in helping us achieve our vision of redefining how public companies interact with the market.” As part of this announcement Matthew Leibowitz, Partner at Plaza Ventures, will be added to the Q4 Board of Directors...

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New Internet of Things Companies Created at Startup Weekend Toronto

TechVibes  online


She was joined on the judging panel by Karl Martin, CEO of Bionym, Matthew Leibowitz of Plaza Ventures, and Ian Collins, founder of Crowdcare Corporation. They selected Vello, creators of a smart vent to control temperature in the home, as the first place team. The Vello team impressed judges with their prototype for a simple, beautiful honeycomb vent that could be opened or closed via an iPhone app...

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