John Risley Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 5

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 1


John Risley General Information


Mr. John Risley is an Angel Investor. Mr. John Risley serves as Chairman at UXP Systems. John Risley is a Canadian entrepreneur with major financial interests in broadband services, pay television, emerging technology, consumer goods and fisheries. He is the deputy chairman of Cable and Wireless, a provider of quadruple play broadband services in 42 markets across the Caribbean and Latin America. He and his business partner John C. Malone, are the largest shareholders of Cable & Wireless. Risley is also a major shareholder in UXP Systems, an emerging leader in user management systems for cable & telecommunications providers. Risley is active in Canadian business policy and charitable affairs, sitting on the Board of a number of charitable organizations. He is Chair of Futurpreneur Canada (a national platform to support young entrepreneurs) and co-Chair of the Capital Campaign for the Nature Conservancy. He regularly engages in public policy debate, is Chairman of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies, a member of the World President's Organization, The Chief Executives Organization and is a director of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He is also a graduate of Harvard University's President's Program in Leadership. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada - Canada's Highest Civilian Honor - in 1997. He has received numerous awards, including Atlantic Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year and a Canada Award for Business Excellence in Entrepreneurship. He also serves as Advisor at Harbr.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 1505 Barrington Street
  • Suite 100
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K5
  • Canada
+1 (844) 000-0000

John Risley Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Harbr 28-Aug-2018 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Proposify 20-Feb-2018 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
ClearBank 01-Jan-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Other Commercial Banks Generating Revenue 0000 000000
UXP Systems 30-Aug-2016 Angel (individual) 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
UXP Systems 10-Apr-2015 Angel (individual) Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000

John Risley Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
UXP Systems 27-Feb-2018 000000000000000000 0000

John Risley Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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John Risley Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
John Risley Angel Investor 0 Halifax, Canada

John Risley FAQs

  • Who is John Risley?

    John Risley is an angel Investor who has made 5 investments.

  • What kind of investor is John Risley?

    John Risley is an angel investor.

  • What does John Risley do?

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

  • What has John Risley invested in?

    John Risley has made numerous investments in companies like Harbr, Proposify, and ClearBank within the Business/Productivity Software and Commercial Banks industries.

  • What has John Risley invested in recently?

    John Risley's latest investment was on 28-Aug-2018 in Harbr, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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