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Duncan HillGeneral Partner
Duncan is a Founding General Partner at Mantella Venture Partners. Duncan previously served as executive director at Chango (acq. Rubicon Project ’15), executive director at SurfEasy (acq opera ’15), executive director at RapidMind (acq Intel ’09), executive Investor at Pushlife (acq Google ’11), executive director at Brave Commerce (acq. Rogers Media ’12), advisory board of Opalis (acq Microsoft ’09), and as Entrepreneur in Residence at Ventures West. Duncan currently serves on the board of CrowdCare, and is and investor and advisor at Ritual, Joist, Flixel, Unata, ChatKit and PebblePost.
Prior to his move into hands-on venture investing, Duncan was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Think Dynamics, a developer of data centre automation software, which was acquired by IBM in 2003. Think Dynamics has become an integral part of IBM’s Tivoli portfolio and Blue Cloud initiative. Duncan served as an IBM executive until June 2005 guiding market and technology strategy for Tivoli’s on demand automation software portfolio.
Prior to founding Think Dynamics, Duncan established a data centre consulting practice that delivered enterprise systems architecture and management services to customers that included Virgin, Norwich Union, one2one, Millipore, ADP and Teleglobe in the UK, USA and Canada.
Duncan holds a BMath in Computer Science and Combinatorics & Optimization from the University of Waterloo.
Robin AxonGeneral Partner
Robin is a Founding General Partner at Mantella Venture Partners. Robin was previously a partner at Ventures West where he was a part of the IT and communications team with a focus on wireless technology investments.
Prior to joining Ventures West, Robin was at MD Robotics (formerly Spar Aerospace) and the Canadian Space Agency where he helped to prepare the Canadarm2 for installation onto the International Space Station.
Robin has served on the boards of a number of technology companies including: Ritual, CrowdCare, Unata, ChatKit, PushLife (acq Google ’11), Brave Commerce (acq Rogers ’12), QuickPlay Media (acq Madison Dearborn ’12), RapidMind (acq Intel ’09), AudienceView, Fortiva (acq Proofpoint ’08), Chantry Networks (acq Siemens ’04), Belair Networks and Instrumar. Robin is a founder of CVCA´s Young Venture Capitalists (YVC) Committee.
Robin holds a B.A.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto and a MBA from Queen´s University.