OMERS Ventures

OMERS Ventures is a multi-stage venture capital company. It focuses on the technology, media, and telecommunications markets.

HQToronto, CA
Size (employees)40 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
OMERS Ventures was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Toronto, CA

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Key People/Management at OMERS Ventures

Casey Rovinelli

Casey Rovinelli

Growth Director, Toronto
Bryony Marshall

Bryony Marshall

Associate Director, London
Jambu Palaniappan

Jambu Palaniappan

Managing Partner, London
Harry Briggs

Harry Briggs

Managing Partner, London
Damien Steel

Damien Steel

Managing Partner & Head of Ventures Toronto
Brian Kobus

Brian Kobus

Partner, Toronto
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OMERS Ventures Office Locations

OMERS Ventures has offices in Toronto, Palo Alto and London
Toronto, CA (HQ)
100 Adelaide St W
London, GB
The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall St
Palo Alto, CA, US
537 Hamilton Ave
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OMERS Ventures News and Updates

OMERS Ventures founder John Ruffolo paralyzed following biking accident

OMERS Ventures founder John Ruffolo has been paralyzed from the waist down following a cycling accident that took place in Markham, Ontario last week....

OMERS Ventures announces first transatlantic fund at $750 million USD

OMERS Ventures has announced its new $750 million USD fund, the first transatlantic commitment for the venture capital arm of Canadian-based pension fund OMERS....

Former Uber exec Jambu Palaniappan joins Omers Ventures in Europe

Earlier this year, Omers Ventures, the venture capital arm of Canadian pension fund Omers, outed a new €300 million fund aimed at European technology startups, having recruited local VCs Harry Briggs, Tara Reeves and Henry Gladwyn. And now the firm is adding a fourth member in Europe: Jambu Palaniap…

OMERS Ventures brings on board former Uber executive, Jambu Palaniappan

Jambu Palaniappan has joined OMERS Ventures as managing partner in London. The former Uber executive brings extensive experience from the startup world to the Canadian VC’s team in Europe. Palaniappan joined Uber in 2012 and led its expansion throughout the EMEA region and India over the next 18 mon…

OMERS Ventures adds experienced partner focused on Canada as firm preps for global fund

OMERS Ventures has a new addition focused on funding the firm’s back yard. Laura Lenz joins the venture capital arm of one of Canada’s...

OMERS Ventures leads Series C round for Crunchbase

Crunchbase, a provider of private-company prospecting and research solutions, has secured US$30 million in Series C funding. OMERS Ventures led the round with participation from Emergence, Mayfield, Cowboy Ventures and Verizon. In addition to the funding, Michael Yang, managing partner at OMERS Vent…
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OMERS Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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OMERS Ventures Blogs

Why customer success is the next big business driver

In my last post, I shared my prediction that, in the coming years, we will see an explosion of purpose-built tools far beyond what exists today, focused on the customer journey post 1st purchase. It’s one thing for an investor to have conviction in a space, but I thought it might be more interesting…

Recognizing Black history month: a learning journey

This past year many people who’ve had the privilege of never having to think about race woke up to the importance of educating themselves about structural racism and responsible allyship. This is not the first time conversations about equity have crossed into the mainstream of course, but there are …

“There’s a SaaS for that”: Why Customer Success will be the next vertical to explode in SaaS…

“There’s a SaaS for that”: Why Customer Success will be the next vertical to explode in SaaS solutionsImage by Tumisu from PixabayThe other day, I was chatting with a coworker and the question came up as to whether the role of ‘Customer Success’ was just a tech thing, or whether it extends to other …

What can the Robinhood debacle teach founders about crisis communications?

Photo by Michael Förtsch on UnsplashWritten by Jennifer Janson, Director, Communications, OMERS VenturesWhenever I see PR people jumping in to criticize a company’s handling of a crisis, I tend to give the company in question the benefit of the doubt. I’ve been on the receiving end too often, where …

One year on, how are people thinking about a return to the office?

Photo by Laura Davidson on UnsplashHardly a day goes by without one news outlet or another talking about the enduring shift this pandemic will have on the state of work — more specifically, whether or not the concept of the office is truly a thing of the past. It’s a subject I dig into more than mos…

Global Privacy Control (GPC) Enabled by Default in DuckDuckGo Apps & Extensions

Global Privacy Control (GPC), the setting exercising your legal right to opt-out of the sale & sharing of personal data, is now enabled by default in the DuckDuckGo app & extension.
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OMERS Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was OMERS Ventures founded?

    OMERS Ventures was founded in 2011.

  • Who are OMERS Ventures key executives?

    OMERS Ventures's key executives are Casey Rovinelli, Bryony Marshall and Jambu Palaniappan.

  • How many employees does OMERS Ventures have?

    OMERS Ventures has 40 employees.

  • Where is OMERS Ventures headquarters?

    OMERS Ventures headquarters is located at 100 Adelaide St W, Toronto.

  • Where are OMERS Ventures offices?

    OMERS Ventures has offices in Toronto, Palo Alto and London.

  • How many offices does OMERS Ventures have?

    OMERS Ventures has 3 offices.