Ian Nelson

Ian is an associate in the Emerging and High Growth Companies Group of our Vancouver office. He received his J.D. from the University of Toronto and also obtained his Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies with a Specialization in Accounting from the University of Western Ontario.

While in law school, Ian has served as VP Finance of the Venture Capital Law Society and played on the intramural football team. Prior to law school, Ian worked as an intern with a venture capital firm and with a leading fintech start-up.

Representative Work

  • Clio

    Clio in its record-setting US$900-million Series F investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

  • Cuboh

    Cuboh in its acquisition by ChowNow

  • Beatdapp

    Syndicate of Investors in connection with Beatdapp’s $22.9 million Series A fundraising round.

  • RaceRocks 3D Inc. and Raven Indigenous Impact

    RaceRocks 3D Inc.'s $3 Million Series A Funding Round Led by Raven Indigenous Capital Partners.

  • Ionomr Innovations Inc. and NGIF Cleantech Ventures

    Ionomr Innovations Inc. and NGIF Cleantech Ventures in Ionomr’s $20 million Series A-4 financing round led by NGIF Cleantech Ventures

  • Procurify

    Procurify in its closing of a $68 million Series C financing round

  • VitaminLab

    VitaminLab in its Series A investment round led by Nimbus Synergies and DSM Venturing

  • Goose Insurance Inc.

    Goose Insurance Inc. in its $4 million Series A funding led by Axis Insurance

  • Heritage Mining Ltd.

    Heritage Mining in its initial public offering and listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of Lawyaw

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of CalendarRules

Latest Insights

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    Provincial governments have released guidelines for employers who wish to use testing and screening in order to manage their workplaces.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Dan Family BMOS Scholarship (2017)
  • Dan Management Global Opportunities Award (2016)
  • International Learning Award (2016)
  • Dean’s Honour List, University of Western Ontario (2015-2018)



  • University of Toronto, JD (2022)
  • University of Western Ontario, BMOS – Accounting (2018)


  • English