Mike Ashmore
Co-Founder & CEO

Michael is Chair, Finance & Investment Committee at the University of Waterloo (C$3.3bn pension & endowment), Canada’s leading tech university, where he is co-leading an initiative to foster “Ecosystem Capital” for UW-related startups. He is also CEO & Founder of Rondeivu, a Connecticut headquartered FinTech company and private markets deal platform.

Previously, Michael was a Director at OMERS (~US$100B Canadian pension plan), where he led investing efforts across external private equity & VC funds, co-investments, and hedge funds. Prior to OMERS, Michael was a Vice President at The Carlyle Group-DGAM, and prior to that, at PGGM in the Netherlands.

Chosen as one of Chief Investment Officer magazine’s “2016 Forty Under Forty”, and finalist for Institutional Investor magazine’s 2017 “Next CIO” award. Michael is an avid athlete (skiing, triathlons, platform tennis, offshore fishing), and is actively involved in a number of charitable efforts, mainly focused on enabling youth education and opportunity.