LANCE LAKING  Senior Investment Director

Senior Investment Director

Lance is an Investment Director with the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, a seed-stage venture investor.   Lance is also a mentor, advisor and facilitator of Entrepreneurship Programs for MaRS Venture Services.   In addition to MaRS, Lance is a member of the Board at Expertfile, and an active Angel Investor.  Lance was recently Executive Chairman at Granite Networks where he lead the sale of the company to Rogers Communications.  He previously served as President and CEO of BTI Systems where he was responsible for securing more than US$55M in growth capital (BTI acquired by Juniper Networks in January 2016).  Prior to joining BTI, Lance founded the Canadian subsidiary of HUBER+SUHNER, a Swiss-based wireless and optical component manufacturer.


  • University of Waterloo, BA (Accounting and Economics)

  • Certified Professional Accountant / Chartered Accountant

  • Queens University, Executive Development Program

  • University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business, Quantum Shift Program