Anthony Lacavera is founder and chairman of Globalive Capital, a Toronto-based venture capital firm. Globalive Capital, founded in 2014, is a subsidiary of the Globalive Group and an investor in early- and mid-stage technology companies.
Anthony brings more than two decades of experience as a founder, operator and investor in telecommunications and technology related ventures. Following a series of progressively successful start-ups, in 2008, Anthony founded Wind Mobile, Canada’s fourth largest wireless carrier, successfully challenging the market’s dominant players. Known for his deep expertise in 5G and the next generation of networks, Anthony has founded, financed, operated and divested ventures in fields including augmented reality, e-commerce and web development. Anthony employs his extensive knowledge base to provide insight and analysis as a regular contributor on Bloomberg TV.
Anthony is involved in numerous accelerator and incubator programs including the Ryerson DMZ, Next Canada, the Entrepreneurship Hatchery, the Creative Destruction Lab, and MaRS Discovery District. He serves on the boards of numerous organizations including Startup Canada, the most recognized voice for entrepreneurship in Canada and speaks regularly to students about entrepreneurship.
In 2007, Anthony founded the SHAMBA foundation, a charity that applies the business principles of Globalive Capital to support other not-for-profit organizations in more effective fundraising and event organization.
A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Engineering School, Anthony was named an Honorary Fellow of St. Michael’s College and appointed to the Engineering School Hall of Distinction.
Canadian Companies and China's New Cybersecurity
China has green-lit a controversial cybersecurity law, despite foreign countries opposing it. The law may grant Beijing unprecedented access to foreign companies' technology and hamstring their operations in the world's second-largest economy. Anthony Lacavera, chairman at Globalive Holdings, discusses the implications for Canada and the rest of the world. He speaks on The Daily Brief.
Could AI Soon Decide Who Gets A Bank Loan?
While it's difficult to predict what path the Artificial Intelligence industry will take one thing is for sure - the world's biggest tech giants are investing heavily in this. AI is also taking the banking industry by storm with fin-tech. One of Canada's largest banks, CIBC, just announced a deal to team with AI-enabled lender Borrowell to allow consumers to apply for small loans. Globalive Capital Chairman Anthony Lacavera tracked all of the latest trends at one of the top AI conferences in Toronto titled CDL Machine Learning. He says banks could soon use machine algorithms to measure, for example, which clients could default and when.
Lacavera: Samsung's $5B Profit Hit From Note 7 Too Low
Samsung disclosed a negative impact of approximately $5.3 billion in profit cost as a result of the Note 7 fiasco. Anthony Lacavera, Globalive Holdings chairman and Bloomberg TV commentator, says that's too low and the company has a lot more to lose.
How Tony Lacavera is helping Canadian startups cross the "Valley of Death"
The founder of Wind Mobile says firms often fail to make the leap from mid-sized to global, and he’s got a $100 million plan to help
Tony Lacavera: Businesses have to be on the hook to invest in Canadian startups
Wind Mobile founder Tony Lacavera has already disrupted Canada’s clubby telecom market. Now, he’s setting himself a much bolder goal: ensuring Canada and its entrepreneurs play a bigger role in the global innovation economy.