Eva Lau | Co-Founder of Two Small Fish Ventures

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

5PM – 8PM

Learn to Seize Opportunity, Reach out to the Global Market &

Innovate from Within to Grow.

     Presented by Eva Lau

Eva is a well-respected entrepreneur-turned-investor and one of the few women leading a venture fund in Canada. She is the Founding Partner of Two Small Fish Ventures, a venture fund that invests globally in early-stage, transformative tech companies with strong network effects. The fund is backed by many high net worth individuals, family offices, institutional investors and the Creator Circle, which composes of many top product and company creators who can leverage their experience to help TSFV portfolio companies become successful.

Before starting Two Small Fish Ventures, she was Wattpad’s Head of Community and Content. She helped nurture and scale the Wattpad community from its infancy to become one of the largest online communities with tens of millions of monthly users around the world. With a sharp focus on investing companies with strong network effect as their defensibility, Eva has created the ASSET framework that many entrepreneurs and accelerators have adopted in their developing business strategies. Eva is regarded as an expert in this area.

Eva is also involved in many incubators and accelerators, such as Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery, Ryerson’s DMZ, University of Waterloo’s Velocity and Techstars. She also serves on the board of Branksome Hall and a number of startup companies.

Eva has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Schulich School of Business.

What is the Mercier Lecture?

In an effort to inspire and empower future generations of chemistry students at York with a sense of the possible, Mr. Mercier’s wife, Dr. Eileen Mercier, a York graduate (MBA ’77), established the lecture series in her late husband’s name. Bridging the worlds of business and commerce with the intensive research world of chemistry, the series will present an entrepreneur and renowned scientist who has used his/her own science education as a springboard to other enterprises.

“Ernest believed that the benefits of discipline and analytical thinking, which his engineering education provided, were basic to understanding the cause-and-effect laws of business.” says Ms. Mercier. “This lectureship will hopefully inspire others to use their education in similarly unique ways.”

Who is Ernest C. Mercier?

Past Mercier Lectures

Allan Carswell Interview

2017 Mercier Lecture: Reach Every Learner “Transforming the Future of Education”

2015 Mercier Lecture: Suneet Singh Tuli Interview

2015 Mercier Lecture: Connecting the Forgotten Billions

2012 Mercier Lecture: Me, Myself and My Network

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