Jesse Kaplan Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 4


Jesse Kaplan General Information


Jesse Kaplan, age 38, is a founder and managing partner at Plaza Capital, a boutique investment & advisory firm focused on early-stage growth companies. He is also an investment banker at Toronto based First Republic Capital. In addition, he is the Managing Director of Seek Capital Management, a family office that invests in a wide range of sectors. His career has focused on advising and investing in early-stage growth companies. This has included extensive work helping companies through the process of going public in both Canada and the United States. Jesse was previously a senior analyst at Harborview Advisors LLC, a New York based investment firm and Palladium Capital Advisors, LLC, a NASD member investment bank. He is currently a co-founder and director at Novamind (CSE:NM), a psychedelic mental health company and previously sat on the board of IM Cannabis (IMCC:CSE) and Abacus Health Products (ABCS:CSE) before its sale to Charlotte's Web (CWEB:CSE). He is also presently a director, chief executive officer, and chief financial officer at Magen Ventures I Inc. He is also an investor and board member in a number of private companies including Shipfushion and AMNotify. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and holds the CFA designation. Jesse Kaplan will devote 10% of his time to the Corporation.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada

Jesse Kaplan Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Nudge (Toronto) 16-Aug-2019 Later Stage VC 0000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Homewise (Financial Software) 28-Nov-2018 00000 (00000 00000 Brokerage Generating Revenue
ShipFusion 01-Aug-2015 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000 17-Jul-2015 00000 (00000 00000 Automotive Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Vanhawks 30-Dec-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Other Transportation Generating Revenue 00000 000000
Shwowp 05-Jan-2012 Seed Round 00000 Social Content Out of Business 00000 000000
GuestDriven 01-Sep-2011 Early Stage VC 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 000000

Jesse Kaplan Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Nudge (Toronto) 21-Jun-2022 Buyout/LBO
Vanhawks 20-Apr-2017 000000000000000000
GuestDriven 09-Jan-2017 Merger/Acquisition
Shwowp 16-Oct-2014 Bankruptcy: Liquidation

Jesse Kaplan Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Jesse Kaplan Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jesse Kaplan Angel Investor 0 0 Toronto, Canada

Jesse Kaplan FAQs

  • Who is Jesse Kaplan?

    Jesse Kaplan is an angel Investor who has made 7 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Jesse Kaplan?

    Jesse Kaplan is an angel investor.

  • What does Jesse Kaplan do?

    As an angel investor, Jesse Kaplan invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Jesse Kaplan hold?

    Jesse Kaplan holds a board seat in ShipFusion.

  • What has Jesse Kaplan invested in?

    Jesse Kaplan has made numerous investments in companies like Nudge (Toronto), Homewise (Financial Software), and ShipFusion within the Communication Software, Brokerage, and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Jesse Kaplan invested in recently?

    Jesse Kaplan's latest investment was on 16-Aug-2019 in Nudge (Toronto), a company within the Communication Software industry.

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