Howard Lis Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


Howard Lis General Information


Mr. Howard Lis serves as Executive Chairman at CommerceBear. He served as Chief Operating Officer at Hubba. Mr. Lis served as an Advisor at Eventi Capital Partners. Howard Lis, P. Eng., joined GMP Capital as one of ten original partners upon the firm's inception in 1995 and his efforts were integral in building a leading presence for the firm in research and investment banking activities related to technology companies. For 13 years, he was an integral partner in building GMP into Canada's pre-eminent independent full service investment bank and was rated as one of Canada's top-ranked software analysts by institutional investors. He leveraged an extensive industry background in his analysis of the Canadian high technology sector. TSX-listed GMP Capital is a leading Canadian investment dealer focused on serving corporate clients and institutional investors. Howard decided to move on from GMP in mid-2008 and has been active in advising and consulting to private and public companies on operational, strategic, financial and consolidation matters through Lis Capital Corporation. He is also the co-owner and President of DC Solar Power, a leading rooftop solar developer in Ontario. Prior to GMP, Howard served in a variety of roles in the technology industry, including director of business development and division general manager at Delrina and as an engineer with Nortel. In addition, he draws on five years of experience at McKinsey & Company, a leading strategic management consulting firm. Howard holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 77 Bloor Street West
  • Suite 600
  • Toronto, Ontario M5S 1M2
  • Canada
+1 (647) 000-0000

Howard Lis Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
CommerceBear 01-Apr-2021 Seed Round Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000
Hubba (Media and Information Services) 16-Dec-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 000000 000

Howard Lis Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Hubba (Media and Information Services) 01-Feb-2021 000 00 00000000

Howard Lis Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Howard Lis Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Howard Lis Angel Investor 0 0 Toronto, Canada

Howard Lis Co-Investors (7)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Bossanova Investimentos 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
FJ Labs 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Fabrice Grinda 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
GarageCapital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Webb Investment Network 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Howard Lis FAQs

  • Who is Howard Lis?

    Howard Lis is an angel Investor who has made 2 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Howard Lis?

    Howard Lis is an angel investor.

  • What does Howard Lis do?

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

  • What has Howard Lis invested in?

    Howard Lis has made numerous investments in companies like CommerceBear and Hubba (Media and Information Services) within the Business/Productivity Software and Media and Information Services (B2B) industries.

  • What has Howard Lis invested in recently?

    Howard Lis's latest investment was on 01-Apr-2021 in CommerceBear, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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