Peter Suma

Masters Student

Having the intellectual time of my life trying to catch up and contribute to the brilliance of Dr Eliasmith and his team while supporting them in the commercialization of their ground breaking research in artificial intelligence as CEO of Applied Brain Research Inc.. At the same time as completing my MASc in Theoretical Neuroscience here at the University of Waterloo.

Previously was; CEO & director at PCAS / PharmaTrust Inc; grew the company with capital and sweat equity from April 2006 to June 2011 with great investors, great team and great customers. We built great technology, changed laws and all in all, we did the impossible together for five years. I resigned from CEO in June 2011 in protest and then from the board in Nov 2011. Prior to that was V.P. Investments at Growthworks Capital Inc. Prior to Growthworks, principal at Start Seed Capital; invested in five early stage technology companies, consulted on technology strategy and valuations, and sat on the boards of early stage technology companies. Previous to Start Seed, founded, built and sold SRG Software in 1999 which was a software development and consulting firm.

Education: Completing MASc in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. Hold an Hon. B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, a P.D.A.M. majoring in Financial Engineering from the Schulich School of Business, an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors Program at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and an LLM in Securities Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

Specialties: Venture capital, startups, leading complex technology initiatives.