John Kelly Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 1


John Kelly General Information


Dr. John Kelly serves as Chairman at Thermal Energy International. John Kelly was appointed Chairman of the Board on September 15, 2009. Mr. Kelly is recognized as a pioneer in Canadian technology with over 35 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in this sector. Mr. Kelly is currently Chairman and Partner of Enable Business Advisors Inc. Previously he was President and CEO of Clearford Industries Inc. from 2008 until 2009 and CEO of JetForm Corporation from 1995 until joining Reid Eddison in 1999, where he was a principal until 2008. From 2001 until 2007, Mr. Kelly was Chairman of NexInnovations Inc. Prior to that, he founded Why Interactive, was a founder of Computer Innovations Distribution Inc. and Nabu Network Corporation, and was also a founder of SHL Systemhouse Ltd. (since acquired by EDS). He is currently Co-Chair of Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), Canada's largest association representing the Canadian advanced technology industry to Government and the public. Mr. Kelly has received many honors and awards including Master Entrepreneur of the Year, Ontario (1997), Most Respected CEO, Ottawa (1998), Civic Entrepreneur of the Year, Ottawa (1999) and Ottawa's Business Man of the Year (2001). In November 2004, Mr. Kelly was inducted into the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) Hall of Fame and in May 2005, he received the United Way Volunteer of the Year Award. He holds an honors B.B.A. degree in Finance (Iona College, New Rochelle, New York), an honors Law degree (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada) and an honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada).

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Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

John Kelly Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Equal Time 01-Mar-2022 Early Stage VC Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
00000 07-Sep-2017 00000 00000 000.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
Earlybird (Food Products) 07-Nov-2015 Equity Crowdfunding 00000 Beverages Out of Business 0000 00000
Digital Clipboard 19-Jun-2014 Seed Round 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000
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John Kelly Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
000000000 (0000 00 01-Apr-2016 000 00 00000000
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John Kelly Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
John Kelly Angel Investor 0
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John Kelly Co-Investors (7)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Ann Leighton 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Deb Tennen 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Dominik Hertzler 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Julia Dous 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Loyal Venture Advisors 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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