John Can Karayel
John has been advising and financing early-stage startups for close to a decade. After working at HSBC Bank and BDC in various senior debt-lending roles, he shifted focus to growth capital for tech companies through alternative investment vehicles. Prior to joining Flow Capital, he worked at Lighter Capital, building a SaaS-focused investment portfolio across the US and leading the company’s launch into Canada. To date, he has worked directly with 300+ early-stage tech companies and provided growth capital in excess of $35 million.
Kenny is a lawyer with broad corporate and commercial experience in the financial services industry. He previously held roles as in-house counsel and compliance officer with Manulife. Kenny obtained his MBA from the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics and CPA designation. Kenny is licensed with Law Society of Ontario. He articled at the Superior Court of Justice, where he conducted legal research and prepared written and oral opinions in all areas of law.