About Us

At Capiche, we strongly believe that it is time for technology to be applied to the private placement process

Kutcho Project (Northern BC) – Image courtesy Dean Weitman

Our beliefs

We believe that private placements should provide access to capital and investment opportunities in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible while being fair and warranting public confidence. We strongly believe that the private placement process should be transparent and that everyone who is sufficiently knowledgeable and adequately informed should have access to the same investment opportunities.

Our approach

As securities law and stock exchange policies become increasingly complex, the application of technology will allow for efficient and effective compliance. Capiche allows issuers to ensure compliance while decreasing the costs associated with the private placement process. The reduced costs per subscription allows issuers to take investments from a larger pool of investors.

Our team

james_athertonJAMES ATHERTON

Chief Executive Officer

James is an entrepreneur, technologist and corporate finance lawyer. He has worked with reputable national and regional law firms and served as a senior executive of a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company. James understands the problems inherent in the current private placement process, the human factors behind those problems, why they exist, what it takes to fix them and how to shape the experience.

felix-chanFELIX CHAN

Chief Product Officer

Felix is a business technologist having served as CTO, CIO, and solution architect for various FinTech, financial services and enterprise solutions firms. Felix has delivered on numerous successful banking, ERP and CRM system implementations in over 15 countries across four continents, including notable engagements with American Express Bank, HPE, Cox Media Group and RSM. Felix has helped companies grow by providing leadership in such areas as business transformation, organization management, business process management, and product management.

drew-ogryzekDREW OGRYZEK

Chief Technology Officer

Drew is a University of Oxford graduate with extensive experience developing complex distributed software systems for FinTech and RegTech, working extensively with KYC and AML integrations at Mogo, as well as with companies such as ActiveState, whose PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) was the backbone for HP’s public cloud, Cisco, Citrix, Capital One, Salesforce, and others, prior to being acquired by HPE. Drew additionally has strong ties in the technical community, as founder of the Vancouver Tech Podcast, and organizer for several meetup groups such as the Vancouver Tech Meetup and HackerNest Vancouver.

sydney-lansdowneSYDNEY LANSDOWNE

Sales / Marketing

Sydney has a deep understanding of capital markets and all its participants, having spent the last 10 years in Vancouver’s financial markets. She gained a great understanding of the exempt markets and capital raising process after spending three years at the British Columbia Securities Commission as an Information Officer in the Corporate Finance Division. Following that, she moved to the public markets where she found her love for sales as an internal wholesaler at one of Canada’s largest independent mutual fund companies.

stephen-pedersonSTEPHEN PEDERSON

Legal / Operations

Stephen is a UBC law school graduate and former legal researcher with Blockchain@UBC and legal intern with the British Columbia Securities Commission tech team. Before law school, he was at Statistics Canada working on a new system for compiling price indexes. He has completed research into international securities law and is keen on expanding what Capiche can do.

mark-redcliffeMARK REDCLIFFE

Business Development / Corporate Finance

Mark is a registered CPA, CMA and MBA with significant experience in public and private venture capital, early-stage equity/debt financing and cross-border regulatory compliance. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance at Gen III Oil Corp and a sitting member of the IIROC’s Pacific District Council and Hearing Panel. Mark possesses a solid understanding of junior/mid-cap mining, O&G and infrastructure sectors and he brings this industry understanding to Capiche.

Advisors

martin-ertlMARTIN ERTL

Martin is the founder and CEO of Contractually (acquired by Coupa). He previously co-founded Navarik and practised law at Davis LLP (DLA Piper).

john-mark-staudeJOHN-MARK STAUDE

John-Mark is the CEO of Riverside Resources Inc., a TSX Venture-listed issuer, and a veteran leader in the mining industry.

david-hunterDAVID HUNTER

David is a Partner with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, who leads their securities group in Vancouver.