Last January, Startup Grind Toronto was first to host and announce to you the pending arrival of 500 Startups in Canada. 

This month, we are thrilled to have with us Sanjay Singhal, Canadian Venture Partner for 500 Startups and founder of They are actively seeking Canadian startups to invest in. If you’re seeking investors, you CAN NOT miss this event! 

Sanjay Singhal (500 Startups Canada)

Sanjay Singhal is the Canadian Venture Partner for 500 Startups, the most active seed investor in Silicon Valley, and aiming to be the largest in the world. Sanjay has personally started five businesses, and has been an angel investor in over 30 others. Joining the world of early-stage venture capital, he hopes to help other Canadian entrepreneurs achieve their own dreams of success. 

Sanjay’s largest entrepreneurial win has been as founder of Simply Audiobooks, aka; however, he has had his share of failures as well, the results of which include a divorce, personal bankruptcy, and chronic paranoia. Sanjay is a founding board member of Angel One, one of Canada’s most prolific Angel investment groups, and also serves on the boards of a number of companies in which he is an investor.


  • 6:30 PM:  Mix ‘n Mingle, Complementary Food and Drinks
  • 7:30 PM:  Fireside Chat
  • 8:30 PM:  More Mixing ‘n Mingling


One lucky attendee will WIN a 30 minute coffee with Sanjay. Discuss your idea, or next step in a one-on-one chat with one of Canada’s leading investors. 


Sharn Kandola, Toronto Director

Hi I’m Sharn Kandola. I’m a Marketing and PR consultant for tech and healthcare companies and co-founder of feeDuck, a disruptive startup that is empowering home sellers and buyers in the real estate industry. I’m thrilled to be part of the collaborative, open and welcoming community that is Startup Grind!

Twitter: @gursharn

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Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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