Investor Connect Podcast

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Shahab Samimi, Senior Associate at 7 Gate Ventures.

7 Gate Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Vancouver, Canada, and Silicon Valley, investing in early-stage startups from Seed to pre-Series A in the technology industry, with a sector focus on software, SaaS, cloud services, marketplaces, mobile apps, and solutions, big data/analytics, blockchain, fintech, and healthtech. Assembled by a group of serial entrepreneurs specializing in tech, operational expertise, and venture capital, 7 Gate Ventures brings key industry connections, decades of international venture-building experience, and foresight to effectively strategize, mentor, and scale new businesses.

Shahab has very unique and diverse experience from fund formation, full deal life cycle, and working with early-stage founders. Shahab is responsible for expanding the firm’s local presence in Canada, deal origination, reviewing, executing, monitoring, and reporting on direct investments and partnerships, primarily in the Canadian market. 

Shahab serves on the Young Professionals’ Committee of the Association of Corporate Growth and is a board member at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF). He has over ten years of experience in entrepreneurial ventures, business development, and capital markets, co-founding Pura Foods and Northstar Endurance.

Previously, Shahab was at Performance Capital Advisors, a boutique capital markets firm, and Gravitas Securities, an investment bank.

Shahab advises startups and investors and discusses some of the challenges they face. He also speaks about his investment thesis, and how he sees startup investing evolving.

You can visit 7 Gate Ventures at, and via LinkedIn at   

Shahab can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at  


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