Alexander Barclay

Investment Manager, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

Alexander is an Investment Manager with the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), a leading seed stage fund investing in high-potential IT, health, and cleantech startups. He's spent over a decade working with hardware & software across across sectors; from enterprise cloud development to healthcare hardware financing. A business strategist and corporate finance engineer by training, he's led large-scale projects focusing on creating value through the digitization of legacy processes in Europe and North America. Over the course of his career, he's consulted for a number of technology startups in spaces ranging from navigation to AI and is a member of the Schulich School of Business' Tech Industry Advisory Council.

Advisory topics

  1. How to turn product into venture-scalable business strategy.
  2. How to think about value creation, industry dynamics, and competition.
  3. How to design a financing strategy and capital structure ready for scale.