Manny Padda

Manny Padda

Founder, New Avenue Capital Group of Companies

Manny is the founder of New Avenue Capital (NAC), a private family office that brings together financial, human and impact capital for high-growth companies. He’s “long on people,” with a knack for recognizing talent, cultivating relationships and connecting change makers

When Manny met Ryan Holmes in 2017, they realized both their chiarities were focused to scale youth entrepreneurship in Canada, eliminating barriers in the way to make that happen. So that fall they merged their charities and Manny joined the board of the League of Innovators to help give strategic guidance for the road ahead. In December of 2021, Manny and Ryan teamed up to launch the LOI Venture Fund.

Manny’s work has garnered awards including StartUp Canada’s 2017 National Entrepreneur Promotion Award, NACO’s 2016 Canadian Angel Investor of the Year, EO Global Citizen of the Year, and the 2017 Governor General Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. He has spoken at events around the world, from Startup Weekend in San Francisco to EO Impact in Zurich and #BCTechSummit in his backyard of Vancouver.

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