Owen Matthews is a successful technology entrepreneur and investor. He is a General Partner at Wesley Clover, a 46 year old venture capital firm that has founded and funded over 100 companies and which spends more than $20M annually on research and development into innovative technologies.
Owen himself has founded over 11 companies which have generated $175M in value for shareholders and driven $40M in annual sales. Owen’s current board positions include: Counterpath, SaaSquatch, HYAS, Tutela, Pretio, Echosec, Encepta, Quantotech, and Talkative.
Owen founded and chairs the Alacrity Foundation to support entrepreneurs and technology companies in Western Canada. Alacrity has established companies that have employed more than 200 people and have had a direct economic impact of $300 million in Western Canada. The foundation has also helped bring over $225 million dollars into the western Canadian technology ecosystem.
Owen is an active and charitable contributor in the community. He is a Governor on the Board of Power to Be, a non-profit organization that empowers people to explore their limitless abilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature. He is a Board member of the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. He is also active on the board of advisors for the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, and is on the board of directors for the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council (VIATEC), Victoria’s one-stop hub connecting people, knowledge, and resources to grow and promote the local technology sector.