Peter Carrescia

SVP Strategy and Corporate Development, Wave

Peter Carrescia is the former President of NEXT Canada.  Combining over 20 years as both a technology executive and venture capitalist, Peter has helped build and scale high growth companies by drawing on the experience he gained while in leadership roles at leading technology and venture capital firms. Peter has held senior roles at leading Canadian venture capital firms VenGrowth and OMERS Ventures, where he led investment activity in high growth technology companies. Prior to that, he held progressively senior roles at Microsoft and IBM.

Peter has lead an exclusive Next Founders workshop focused on when and how to raise venture capital. This complements other programming, including Harvard Business School Professor Ramana Nanda’s class on Entrepreneurial Finance, which takes a customized, hands-on approach to sensible startup fundraising. Peter brings the experience of someone who’s been-there, done-that for founders ready to take their venture to the next level.