Toronto innovation hub MaRS Discovery District has named Yung Wu as its new CEO effective Nov 1. Wu is a pioneering entrepreneur, serial investor and chairman of NFQ Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in seed or early-stage funding. Wu will succeed outgoing CEO Ilse Treurnicht, who has been CEO since in 2005. MaRS board chair Gordon Nixon notes Wu’s extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the innovation cycle. He has a track record for growing companies from seed stage financing to global scaling. At NFQ Ventures, Wu has helped nurture startups from industries such as software, services and biotech, some of which have been sold to large firms. Wu has been recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” leaders and for leading one of the country’s “50 Best Managed Private Companies.”
Trending by Topic
Research Money News
R$ welcomes new editor to the team
Meet Veronica Silva Cusi, an award-winning multimedia journalist – and the newest addition to the R$ team.Read More
2017 R$ Conference Proceedings Are Now Available
The proceedings provide a comprehensive overview of the conference, and include all panels, keynotes speakers and Q&A sessions.Read More
Welcome to the New R$
Welcome to the new R$ website, launched in beta mode January 2017. We welcome your feedback as we strive to make your reading experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
RE$EARCH MONEY welcomes its readers to submit articles of either 650 or 1,000 words for its popular Opinion Leader page, on topics of interest to the research and innovation community. We also welcome Letters to the Editor and other feedback. If you would like to submit an article or if your organization has news or events that it would like to appear in RE$EARCH MONEY please contact Mark Henderson, Managing Editor, for further information.
- National Research Council
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
- Canada Foundation for Innovation
- Technology Partnerships Canada
- Univ of Toronto
- Univ of British Columbia
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- McGill Univ
- Univ of Alberta
- Univ of Waterloo
Research Money on Twitter
- Loading tweets...