Startup Canada Podcast: The future of philanthropic entrepreneurs with Manny Padda

Manny Padda

In his personal mission to give back to the children and the leaders of tomorrow, Manny Padda has contributed to a wide variety of the education and not-for-profit sectors.

He is an active advisor and angel investor globally, 2016 angel investor of the year, and 2017 Startup Canada’s Entrepreneurship Promotion Award of the Year recipient. Padda has been returning 25 percent of all profits made from his angel investing back into the community.

“A portion of my portfolio is dedicated to philanthropy,” he said.

Padda is the founder of Vancouver-based New Avenue Capital, an investment firm that encompasses venture capital, private lending and executive search to offer a one-stop shop for early-stage ventures. Founded in his twenties, New Avenue Capital has accumulated multi-million dollar portfolios in over 50 companies across 12 countries, within its seven years of operation.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Padda about his entrepreneurial approach to achieving social good.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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