- Leonard Brody
Leonard Brody (born
June 4, 1971) is a technology entrepreneur, business advisor and author. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest internet IPOs in history and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date.
He was born in Calgary,
He was part of the initial executive at
Onvia Canada. In 2000, the company was voted Canada’s number one startup Fact|date=February 2007 and subsequently closed a $240 Million IPO on NASDAQ. At Marqui, where Brody was Chief Advisor, the company was rated as the best new technology company in the country in 2003.Fact|date=February 2007 The company officially launched operations in November, 2004.
Brody is also the Founder of Ipreo – which used decision makers and game theory to generate activity in the private equity markets. The company was sold to MarketEra in 2002.
He recently teamed up with Michael Tippett and is a Director of NowPublic [http://www.nowpublic.com] which is one of the pioneers in
citizen journalismand quickly becoming one of the largest news agencies in the world.Fact|date=February 2007 He is also a Venture Partner at [http://www.growthworks.ca/vc/ GrowthWorks Capital] , one of Canada’s largest national technology funds, and acts as an advisor to venture capital funds in the United States, Europeand Asia. He is also a board member and/or advisor to several companies including Infowave, Sonic Foundry, Derby County Football Clubin the English Championship, CanWest Globaland Alliance Atlantis. Brody is currently a Director of Canada’s largest technology association, CATA.
Brody has lectured at universities and conferences throughout the world. He is co-author of the best selling books Fact|date=February 2007, "Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Jurassic Park to Java" and "Everything I Needed to Know About Business...I Learned from a Canadian" both published by John Wiley and Sons.
Brody holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from
Queens University, a law degree from Osgoode Halland is a graduate of the Private Equity Course at the Harvard Business School.
* "Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Jurassic Park to Java". Toronto: Wiley, 2002.
* "Everything I Needed to Know About Business...I Learned from a Canadian". Toronto: Wiley, 2005. ISBN 0-470-83637-7 (with David Raffa)
* [http://www.nowpublic.com/ Now Public] Now Public official site
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