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
Layial El-Hadi Executive director Fintech cadence
Edmond Eldebs VP Revenue Management, Sales and Distribution Porter Airlines
Rhonda Eldridge Social Entrepreneur/Finance Professional Harness All Possibilities
Noor Elhuda El Bawab Director of Programs Zu
Oded Eliashiv Co-Founding Managing Partner BuiltUp Ventures
Kyle Ellicott Co-Founder& Principle Blockchain & DApps Topio Networks
Lauren Epstein Associate OMERS Ventures
Jeff Erickson VP, Corporate Services & CFO Canadian Credit Union Association
Bruno Erlinger Head of Business & Community Development STATE Innovation Hub
Bruno Erlinger Head of Business & Community Development STATE
Guilherme Fabiani Senior Advisor BDC
Kevin Fairs Senior Advisor Cinchy Inc
kevin fairs VP & Senior Advisor Cinchy Inc
Joanne Fedeyko CEO Connection Silicone Valley
Lauren Feld Venture Development Lead R3
Lauren Feld Venture Development Lead R3
Laurent Feral-Pierssens Leader, Blockchain Deloitte
Danielle Ferry Senior Director - Strategy & Innovation Moody's
Dominique Ferst Managing Partner Ferst Capital Partners Inc.
Jonathan Fichman Managing Director C-Anax Ventures & Advisory
Corby Fine Vice President Simplii Financial
Fabrice FISCHER Managing Director Diversity Blu Ltd
Olivier Fischer Consultant
Jennifer Fitch Merchant Relationship Manager Mastercard
Michael Fitz Director of Capital Introduction Williams Trading, LLC

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.