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Playground Ventures offers early stage access to a selection of private companies through a portfolio of assets in the digital media and mobile gaming sectors managed by experienced leadership and advisors.

About Playground Ventures

Board of Directors

Jon GillChairman

Former Operating Partner with HSD Capital, a merchant bank, and President & CEO of Super Electric Corporation, a private branded consumer products company operating in North America and Asia, and Managing Director of SEGA Entertainment Canada 10 years experience in the Capital markets and formerly past President and Chairman of the Toronto Investment Dealers Association.

Chris IrwinCEO & Director

Chris practices securities and corporate/commercial law and has been the President of Irwin Professional Corporation since August, 2006. He advises a number of public companies on a variety of issues including continuous disclosure and regulatory issues, reverse-takeover transactions, initial public offerings and takeover bids. Mr. Irwin also advises boards of directors, including independent committees.

Harrison ReynoldsDirector

Harrison Reynolds is an entrepreneur in the tech and entertainment sectors. He has been a founding member of multiple venture backed startups in the film and mobile gaming industries. He was the driving force behind their concept development, corporate strategy and the raising of private equity.

Emma FairhurstDirector

Ms. Fairhurst has over 20 years experience in the venture capital, financial and public company markets. Emma worked at Canaccord Genuity where she administered hundreds of millions in assets, private placements and financings before becoming an investor in her own right. She subsequently went on to be a founder and executive in the resource and tech business venture sector. She has extensive board experience as a director and officer of publicly traded companies.

Nidhi KumraCFO

Ms. Kumra is an accounting and finance professional with over 15 years of experience in audit, finance and business operations with a CA and CPA designation. Most recently Nidhi served as VP Finance for a global marketing agency and previous to that, Nidhi led the finance team at Labatt Breweries, a subsidiary of AB InBev – a Fortune 500 Company

Kaylee WhitcroftOperational Accountant Manager

With her Designation of CA and CPA, she was a former Manager in the audit practice at Deloitte LLP. Ms. Whitcroft most recently served as the Controller and Senior Manager of Acquisition at an international company, where she managed a finance team in a division that had grown over 100% in one year through significant acquisition activity.

Advisory Board

Jay Balmer

Formerly leadership position at EA Games and Co-Creator of EA Skate Franchise.

17 years of Industry Experience and as a founding partner of Session Games.

Ron Segev

One of Canada’s top gaming and entertainment lawyers.

Wealth of private and public finance, M&A, commercial and other transaction experience.

Sheldon Inwentash

Long history of success in the capital markets and shareholder value creation.

30 years investing experience and is Chairman and CEO of ThreeD Capital.

Kenny Huang

Founder of Tiny Rex Games.

Co-Founder of Bluebat game that was acquired by Greentube and was exclusively invited to the US Power 25 Summit.

Sam Chandola

Mr. Chandola is a serial entrepreneur who was previously the founder of V2 Games, Pepper Esports, and Openspot Technologies.

Advisor to several gaming start-ups and the founder of First Fund, where he has invested in over 35 gaming and technology startups at the pre-seed and seed stage.

Careers — Stay tuned for career opportunities with Playground!