Suraj K. Gupta, speaker during the Interactive Keynote – Meet the Angels.
September 20, 2018 at the Confederation Centre; Charlottetown, PEI
Suraj K. Gupta is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Rogue Insight Capital Ltd, and is the CIO for the Easton’s Group of Hotels and the Gupta Group; Canada’s largest private hotel development corporation. The Easton’s Group and the Gupta Group own a portfolio of over 30 hotels across Canada as well as residential condominium projects across the Greater Toronto Area. Rogue Insight Capital Ltd. is an angel investment fund that finds visionaries who dare to transform the world around them through unique, innovative businesses and provides these companies with strategy, direction, capital and an extensive network. Rogue has an industry agnostic approach to investment, and under Suraj’s leadership, Rogue has made investments in five continents within the Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, CleanTech, FinTech, Metals & Mining, and Real Estate & Hospitality verticals. Some of Rogue’s portfolio companies include Drop Technologies, Robinhood, Lending Loop, Chatter Research, Pyrowave, and Zonetail.
Although Rogue invests globally, one of Suraj’s primary objectives is to support the burgeoning Canadian start-up ecosystem by aiding great companies in their growth trajectory. He hopes that the world will increasingly recognize the incredible innovations that come out of the Canadian market, and that Toronto will become a hub for entrepreneurship similar to New York City and San Francisco.
Suraj has a passion for entrepreneurship, and launched Rogue Insight Capital Ltd. after graduating with an MBA with Honours from Columbia Business School. He has been quite heavily involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem since Rogue’s inception. He has been an expert judge for Venture for Canada, a group focused on sourcing the best undergraduate talent to work at Canada’s top startups, and has also been a judge for the Columbia Venture Competition, a prestigious Columbia University wide event that looks for and funds the best business ideas from its entire student body. Suraj has also spoken at various events, notably including being the keynote speaker for the Cross-Border Angel Catalysts group’s launch event at Brampton City Hall.
While at Columbia, Suraj presided over the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization, as well as the Innovation and Design clubs. Prior to his studies at Columbia, Suraj worked in the finance industry for several years with RBC, with his experience spanning commercial real estate, foreign exchange trading, and futures and derivatives sales on Canada’s largest trading floor.
Suraj has been recognized many times for his various achievements. His work with Rogue has not gone unnoticed, as the company was recently nominated for the Markham Board of Trade’s Innovation award. Furthermore, he has been honoured with the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce’s Young Achievers award, and has been profiled in several newspapers including the Globe and Mail and Toronto Sun. Suraj is also a basketball enthusiast, and captained the Columbia Business School team as well as various Toronto-based recreational teams in his spare time.
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