Alex Tapscott is an expert in early-stage, high growth companies and path-breaking business ventures and the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures, a consulting firm focused on early-stage, high growth companies in the Canadian and U.S. Capital markets. His is also co-author, of Blockchain Revolution: How the Underlying Technology of Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World.
A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technologies as key to start-up success, he believes the emerging blockchain platform, the open-access, secure global platform on which Bitcoin is based, will provide significant entrepreneurial opportunities as it revolutionizes the way we transact our lives.
Alex was Director of Institutional Equity Sales at Canaccord Genuity Inc. from 2008 to 2015. He managed a diverse client base of value, growth, long/short equity, merger-arbitrage and activist investors, including many of the largest asset managers in Canada and some of the largest hedge funds in New York.
A graduate of Amherst College and a CFA Charterholder, Alex serves as a research fellow for the Global Solutions Network (GSN) program at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Business in Toronto and sits on the board of CAMH Engage, a young leadership council he co-founded at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Mr. Tapscott lives in Toronto.