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About Us

Founded by a team of serial tech entrepreneurs, EOS Canada is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and is backed by reputable Canadian financial players. We believe that EOS.IO will fundamentally change our economic and social systems and as such we are deeply committed to contribute to the growth of the ecosystem.

We have been actively involved in running and testing the community testnet and in the creation of the BIOS Boot sequence, as well in building various community tools necessary for the ecosystem to flourish. Our objective is to become a hub for companies, entrepreneurs and developers who want to build infrastructure and decentralized applications on top of EOS.IO. Due to our deep tech background and connections, we would like to leverage our network to help build value-add products for the EOS.IO network.

Jurisdiction

Our headquarters are located in Montreal, Canada, one of the most stable countries on a political, economical and social level. We have a close proximity to the United States, while maintaining our independence. Through our backing from strong Canadian financial players and our network of legal advisors and accountants, we are well positioned to defend the interest of EOS token holders from within Canada.

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Team

Marc-Antoine Ross
Marc-Antoine is a leader. He has a passion for building teams and is constantly evaluating those he meets to figure out how they can bring their skills to the multitude of projects that he touches. From there, he figures out what he needs to do to make their talent shine. He is a serial entrepreneur, having started his first company at 21. He has co-founded three successful companies, two of which were acquired by major tech companies and the last one was acquired by Intel. Marc-Antoine is very well known in the tech community, personally advising several startups and mentoring companies through Founder Institute and FounderFuel. He is also an ambassador for United Way and has raised significant donations from the tech community.
Marc-Antoine Ross
Dr Richard Reiner
Richard is a serial entrepreneur and company builder, currently active as an investor, advisor, and Board member with a number of high-growth companies at the intersection of security, cloud, and mobile -- the same space in which he has built and successfully exited several companies, and in which he hold several patents. Founding Partner at CC Stratus Capital, Richard is also Chairman of Fluent.ai, as well as Chairman of Cybeats. He holds a Ph.D from York University as well as a a MA and BA from McGill University.
Dr Richard Reiner
Alexandre Bourget
Alexandre lives through technology. He wrote his first botnet at 12, later graduated in classical piano and went on to a prolific career in software engineering, with notable open source contributions. Alexandre co-founded two startups, including Bitcredits (a bitcoin payments processor, FounderFuel 2014 Spring Cohort). He then helped PasswordBox (acquired by Intel) craft their data stack and ended up as a lead Data Scientist in the Intel Security Consumer division. Today, Alexandre is very active in the blockchain space, advising several early stage companies. Alexandre taught programming for many years. He does live-coding presentations like no one else (Confoo, PyCon conferences) and is the lead organizer of Golang Montréal. You’ll often find him on Telegram, working through lines of code and bugs with others, doing what he can to help build the EOS community.
Alexandre Bourget
Mathieu Boulianne
Mathieu knows how to get things done, and get them done right. His background is in investment banking, rising to the level of Vice President. His expertise is in both buy- and sell-side M&A transactions, as well as public and private equity issuances across several industries, with a focus on the technology and biotechnology sectors. He has been following the blockchain space for years, drawn in by its ability to transform the financial structures for the better.
Mathieu Boulianne
François Proulx
François is a Security Advisor for Diagram and its portfolio of companies. Previously, he led application and product security at McAfee's Safe Identity division and PasswordBox. In his free time, he regularly takes part in and organizes computer security competitions (CTF) such as NorthSec, DEF CON, iCTF, CSAW, HackUS, and Hackfest. Francois holds a Bachelor of Engineering, IT Engineering from École de technologie supérieure.
François Proulx
Laurent Maisonnave
Laurent is a serial tech entrepreneur who is constantly working on how to speak to the world. Former CEO at Seevibes, which was acquired in 2017. Marketing and data is his passion, and for the past 20 years he has helped teams in North America, the Middle East, and Europe. Laurent loves to transform business models and to develop innovative solutions. Laurent has had the opportunity to collaborate on ambitious projects through his involvement in the startup community, and as an ambassador for United Way.
Laurent Maisonnave
Josh Kauffman
Josh wants to educate those around him. Understanding systems, from the simplest to the most complex, is a passion of his. Since trying to wrap his head around cryptocurrency a couple years back, he’s become a missionary -- urging those around him to understand this technology that will underpin tomorrow’s world. He’s a jack of all trades, having worked on designing home building systems, fine woodworking, and running restaurants. His latest passion is the crypto space, and is looking to to be part of those who lead this change, bringing one of the most complex and far reaching systems that has the ability to touch every industry.
Josh Kauffman
Charles Billette
Solution architect, Charles is a very talented developer with 20+ years experience in major companies. With his strong instinct, he assimilates new technologies quickly. He raises the standards of productivity and quality to a higher level for any team that is lucky enough to have him. Charles is also a technical advisor, always excited to help find the most efficient solution for the biggest tech challenge.
Charles Billette
Patrick Salomon
Patrick is a specialist in robust architectures and development that can handle a lot of traffic, whether for websites or mobile applications. He particularly appreciates and masters cloud solutions like Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services, for which he holds certifications. He gets excited when solving problems and optimizing processes to improve team productivity and project reliability.
Patrick Salomon
Jean-Christophe Charlier
Entrepreneur passionate about technology and an artistic director for 20+ years, Jean-Christophe has extensive experience in developing user interfaces for Web applications (SaaS) and e-commerce websites. Thanks to his industrial designer education background, Jean-Christophe always keeps a sharp UX approach which drives the success of the ambitious projects that he touches.
Jean-Christophe Charlier
François Lafortune
Francois Lafortune is a Montreal-based entrepreneur and investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Diagram, a business incubator that builds and launches innovative technology companies to transform the world of financial services, insurance, and healthcare. He is also a Managing Partner at Portag3 Ventures, an early-stage fintech investor exclusively backed by the Power Financial family of companies, and serves on the Board of Directors for Hydro-Québec. Prior to founding Diagram, he co-led the Canadian Business Technology practice at McKinsey & Company. Francois holds an engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from Stanford GSB.
François Lafortune
Dan Robichaud
Dan is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor. He sold his first company in 2006 to a Fortune 500 company. He then went on to start and exit five other technology companies. His latest venture is PasswordBox, which was acquired by Intel Security in 2014. Dan is also an active investor in many promising technology start-ups.
Dan Robichaud
Kris Hansen
Kris has over 20 years of experience in providing technology solutions for the financial services industry. Currently CTO at Koho and Portag3, Kris is a co-founder of Ubiq, was director of the Digital Finance Institute, Managing Director of the software giant SAP’s innovation hub in Canada and CEO of Digital Payment Partners LLC. Kris has received an MBA and an undergraduate degree in applied studies from Athabasca University.
Kris Hansen
Marie-Eve Bernard
Marie-Eve is Head of Talent and runs all recruiting, talent, and culture at the company. She has over 10 years of experience with several tech companies, where her team hired 200+ employees every year. Marie-Eve is an expert in employer branding and recruiting tools and has developed analytics and metrics to screen large numbers of candidates to predict on-job success. She has hosted conferences and given training to recruiters at both startups and some of the largest banks and companies in Canada. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UQAC.
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Technology

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Infrastructure

Our initial infrastructure will be launched on the Google Cloud Platform, which includes local capabilities in Montreal, where we are based. Our team and our advisors have worked extensively with this platform, and have built great trust in its abilities.
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Security

Our team has operated mission critical applications in financial, insurance and health technology, most of it running on the Google Cloud Platform. We have audited the infrastructure and security practices of the GCP platform through third party experts and have found Google’s solution to be world-class.
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Scaling

Beyond the launch of the mainnet, we plan on scaling our infrastructure as required by the needs of the EOS.IO network while always staying one step ahead. Using Google Cloud Platform, we will have access to on-demand scaling.
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Governance

We believe that the ability to implement human governance concepts into the software base layer is a strong and distinctive feature of EOS.IO. With its embedded conflict resolution tools, EOS.IO will enable scalable, self-sustaining, and self-governing digital communities that will encompass all national jurisdictions.

Transparency and Accountability

We truly believe that the future of community self-governance will stem from a transparent blockchain such as EOS.IO. As such, we plan on setting the example by giving periodic public updates of any corporate changes, development milestones, and any other progress within EOS Canada. We fully understand our role as a custodian of the network and we pledge to never buy votes to be elected.

Backers

EOS Canada is backed by Diagram, a venture launchpad that exists to help build the next generation of industry-shaping financial technology companies. Diagram Ventures is backed by some of the world’s largest financial institutions and a large group of prominent angel investors.
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