Ted AndersonFund Advisor, Managing GP VenturesWest
Ted Anderson joined Ventures West in 1996 and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the firm. He is also involved with the firm's investment activities, with a focus on IT, communications and semiconductors.
Ted is a veteran of the Canadian venture capital industry with almost 30 years experience in private equity investment. Ted began his career in venture financing in 1982 with Royal Bank Venture Capital and moved to BG Acorn Capital Fund in 1985. He was an advisor to the Government of Canada on the establishment of the Canada Investment Fund for Africa (CIFA), a US$212 million pan-African investment fund managed by Actis and Cordiant Capital, and currently sits on the Advisory Boards of the Aureos Southern Africa Fund and the Aureos Western Africa Fund, two investment funds focusing on small and medium sized business investments in southern and western Africa respectively.
Some of his past investments include Chantry Networks, an early stage developer of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) infrastructure products which was acquired by Siemens (NYSE: SI), InSystems Technologies Inc., a provider of document automation solutions for financial services organizations which was acquired by Standard Register (NYSE: SR), FloNetwork Inc., an application Service Provider in the online direct marketing space which was acquired by Double-Click (NASDAQ:DCLK), and Plazmic Inc., a developer of graphics and media technologies which was acquired by Research in Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM).
Ted currently serves as a Director of AudienceView and Fresco Microchip. He is a past President and a current director of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.
Ted holds a B.A. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.