Meet Our Team

Committed to your growth.

Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the growth capital needed to scale their businesses quickly and efficiently through flexible financing structures.

Our experience has taught us that no company has a straight path to success. As such, our approach is to take a “light touch” with modest covenants, no board seats, and minimal equity dilution.

Our expertise is in providing revenue-based financing and venture debt ranging from $500K – $2 million in an initial investment and up to $4 million over multiple rounds.

Management Team

Alex Baluta

Chief Executive Officer

Alex Baluta has over twenty-seven years of professional experience in Canada and the US in investment banking, equity research, mergers and acquisitions, operations, consulting and entrepreneurship. Alex was a top ranked equity research analyst in Canada in the early 2000s, focused on the software sector. His primary focus throughout his career has been advising, analyzing, operating and investing in small and medium sized enterprises, primarily in high growth technology sectors.

Robb McLarty

Chief Investment Officer

An investor and engineer, Robb McLarty has been working with and investing in emerging growth companies for over twenty years. From 2007-2013, Robb was Investment Committee Member of NGEN Partners, where he focused on the application of digital technologies in the energy sector. His investments included Pure Energies (acquired by NRG), Soraa, Choose Energy (acquired by Red Ventures), REGEN Energy and Adura Technologies (acquired by Acuity). Prior to NGEN, Robb was a Technology Analyst at Ziff Brothers Investments, a multi-billion dollar private investment firm. Earlier in his career, Robb worked at IBM’s venture capital group, was an initial employee at Bill-Me-Later (acquired by eBay), and coded and supported software at Nortel. Robb holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management and a B.Sc.E. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada.

Valerie Hull

VP of Finance

Valerie Hull is a financial services specialist with 20 years experience, previously holding senior roles with various multi-national financial services organizations in Toronto.  Valerie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant in Ontario and was admitted to membership in 1998 and holds a Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

Donnacha Rahill

Chief Financial Officer

Donnacha Rahill is a financial services specialist with over 20 years of experience in a number of senior finance positions in Ireland, Canada and Singapore. He has diversified experience in financial services covering leasing, life insurance and banking. Donnacha has over 10 years experience acting as CFO for companies in financial services and prior to being a CFO, managing the treasury activities of 2 multi-national companies out of Ireland. Donnacha was CFO for the subsidiary in Canada and Asia Pacific of De Lage Landen International (a subsidiary of the Dutch bank Rabobank) which during his time the growth in the portfolio was significant. Donnacha is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and was admitted to membership in November 1987. Donnacha spent six years in public practice in Ireland with BDO and Price Waterhouse.

Sabena Quan

Marketing Manager

Sabena Quan is a marketing specialist with over three years of professional experience in industries ranging from CPG, cryptocurrency, financial services, mobile applications, and FinTech. After living in Atlanta, Tokyo, Manila, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Vancouver, Sabena has settled in Toronto to take advantage of its multiculturalism and thriving tech and startup communities. She holds an International Baccalaureate diploma and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

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