our approach and philosophy

Our platform is an international network of close to 500 advisors with backgrounds in financial services, technology, entrepreneurship, investment, and regulation who help push forward the companies who represent their best match.

Such a diverse community of experts provides ample opportunity for growth and learning, in addition to shared deal flow. Part of Holt’s mission is to ensure the end-to-end process is educative and enjoyable, on top of recognizing that this is an opportunity for an exchange of ideas, all in a collaborative and transparent manner. Not only are we here to counsel, but we are eager to learn from you, too.

Holt Advisor

Holt Advisor

Our advisor network of nearly 500 experts are chosen for their suitability to support early-stage FinTechs. About 70% reside in Canada while the remainder are internationally-based, giving our FinTechs an edge into entry for all market.

Moreover, our Advisor Army 110+ angel or institutional investors, 50+ financial institutions, as well as expertise across universities, governments, regulators, service providers, non-profits, and incubators/accelerators, providing ample resources and tools for success. Together, this advisor network selects the top 1% of applicants yearly that are the  best equipped for partnership.

Our advisors repertory

An international network of advisors from a diverse pool of expertise means your company benefits considerably.

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AdvisorFirst NameLast NameJob TitleCompany
Talem Health Analytics
Eric Interim Managing Director Maple Leaf Angels
Reta Coburn Reta Coburn
Sergio A. Escobar Partner BCF Ventures
Mark A. Smith Director RBC Capital Partners
Steven Abrams Partner, IT Venture Fund, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech BDC
Amar Ahluwalia Vice President, Partnerships & Capital Markets Coast Capital Savings
Muneeb Ahmed Associate Impression Ventures
Blanche Ajarrista Principal Investments & Fintech Strategic Investments Eight Roads
Marc Alloul Co-Founder & President Budgeto
Johnathan Aloni Director Tel Aviv Chapter at Founder Institute
Jeremy Altman VP Strategic Partnerships Paysafe Group
Milad Alucozai Venture Capitalist | Founding Partner Good AI Capital
Milad Alucozai Venture Partner Entrepreneur First
Maor Amar Managing Partner Impression Ventures
Frazer Anderson Senior Associate Vestigo Ventures
Tyler Anderson COO FinTech Growth Syndicate
Ritesh Andley Product manager - Digital banking & FinTech Celero solutions
Casey Antolak Vice President Scotiabank
Damodar Arapakota Chairman and CTO Xappen Inc.
Russ Armstrong Boast.AI
Jan Arp Managing Partner Holt Accelerator
Jan Arp Founding Managing Partner Holt Accelerator
Olga Artman Co-Founder Columbia Innovation Roundtable

International Development

Our advisors are located in 15 countries making the potential to integrate into new markets a smoother process.

Our advisors support portfolio companies on everything from investments, customer introductions, product development, tech roadmaps, and regulations, to name a few. These advisors have expertise across diverse fintech sub-verticals including digital lending, wealthtech, capital markets, banking infrastructure and automation, insurtech, digital payments, regtech, cybersecurity, digital assets and digital banks.

Such a diverse advisor network provides expertise  in  the latest innovations in each sub-vertical and a real-time market perspective for investment decision-making and our portfolio’s accelerated growth.

A majority of our advisors are located in Canada, expediting the go-to market timeline and establishing a base in Canada to target the larger North American market. The remainder helps our FinTech companies grow their reach into international markets.