51 - 150 in alphabetical order of CVC unit: Rob Peets, director and operations lead, Telus Ventures

Rob Peets is director and operations lead for Telus Ventures, the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Canada-based diversified conglomerate Telus. The unit invests in areas including agricultural, connected consumer, digital health as well as smart cities and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies.

Telus Ventures has completed a total of 134 investments since it was founded in 2001 and is one of Canada’s longest-standing CVC funds. It has 40 active portfolio companies from around the world, including Canada, the United States, Asia, Europe and Israel.

Peets has played a key role in over 20 of Telus Ventures’ investments including Zenedge, a cybersecurity company acquired by Oracle in 2018, dynamic discounting and e-invoicing platform Taulia, as well as smart apartment technology developer IOTAS and Alithya, an IT consultant. He has also been a board participant on 22 portfolio companies, and specialises in digital health, 5G and cybersecurity.

Recent deals completed by the unit include Emesent, an underground data collection specialist, digital health platform League, and Full Harvest, a marketplace for surplus produce.

Prior to joining Telus Ventures, Peets was a decision support manager at the unit’s parent company. His previous roles include assistant VP at PricewaterhouseCoopers and director at Credential, a wealth management service for credit unions.

Peets gained an economics degree from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, as well as an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.