Michael Grantmyre

Michael’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law in the technology sector.

As a partner in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies group, Michael advises both technology companies and a wide range of investors in connection with a variety of transactions including acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital, growth equity and private equity financings, recapitalizations, joint ventures and strategic alliances, all in addition to supporting the day-to-day corporate needs of the companies that he acts for. Michael plays a central role with Osler’s relationship with the League of Innovators, who are a national Canadian charity that offer accessible programs, education and events for young entrepreneurs, from discovery through to acceleration.

Michael received his law degree at the University of Windsor. Prior to attending law school, Michael obtained a Masters of Arts in International Affairs, with a focus on Global Political Economy, from Carleton University.

Prior to joining Osler, Michael worked at a respected Ottawa-based business law firm which focused on transactional work for technology companies.


Representative Work

  • Blossom Social

    Blossom Social in its closing of a $2.1 million seed financing

  • Helcim

    Helcim in its closing of $27 million Series B financing round.

  • Ontopical

    Ontopical in its raising of $3.3 million in a seed extension financing round

  • Nimble Science

    Nimble Science in its raising of US$ 2 million in a Series A financing round

  • RetinaLogik Inc.

    RetinaLogik Inc. in connection with an investment from Front Row Ventures

  • Thin Air Labs

    Thin Air Labs in connection with Clinify Inc.’s $2 million of seed funding

  • DarwinAI

    DarwinAI in its $8 million investment round

  • Symend

    Symend in its $54 million financing round

  • Mercator Al

    Mercator Al in its $1 million pre-seed financing round

  • Helcim

    Helcim in its $16 million Series A financing round

  • Xero

    Xero in its acquisition of TaxCycle

  • Ledn Inc.

    Ledn in its US$ 70 million Series B financing

  • TealBook

    TealBook in its US$50 million Series B financing round

  • Roadmunk

    Roadmunk in its acquisition by Tempo Software

  • Carfin

    Carfin in StellarAlgo’s $16.5 million Series A financing round

  • Untether AI

    Untether AI in its US$125 million financing round

  • Canadian Business Growth Fund

    Canadian Business Growth Fund in its minority equity investment in Connected Lab

  • ApplyBoard

    ApplyBoard in its US$300 million Series D financing

  • Ledn

    Ledn in its US$30 million Series A financing round

  • Fengate Capital Management

    Fengate Capital in its preferred share investment in eStruxture

  • Khure Health Inc.

    Khure Health in its $13.5 million acquisition by MCI OneHealth

  • Daylight Automation

    Daylight Automation in its US$12.3 million Series A financing round

  • Forma.ai

    Forma.ai in its US$10 million financing round

  • Xello

    Xello in its secured follow-on investment round from Canadian Business Growth Fund

  • Borrowell

    Borrowell in its $25 million financing round

  • FlexPay in its $6 million late seed round led by Impression Ventures
  • Pattern Energy Group Inc. – Investment of US$60 million in Pattern Development and strategic relationship with PSP Investments.
  • Vision Critical Communications Inc., in connection with its $76,000,000 secondary sale of shares to two strategic growth equity funds, Georgian Partners and W Capital Partners.
  • Validere Technologies Inc., in connection with investments by, among others, BDC Capital Inc. and Real Ventures.
  • Turnstyle Analytics Inc, in connection with its sale to Yelp.
  • Resson Aerospace Corporation, in connection with a US$11,000,000 Class B Preferred Share financing, led by Monsanto Ventures and with co-investment by McCain Foods, Build Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, BDC Capital and East Valley Ventures.
  • Osmington Inc., a holding company of David Thomson, in connection with a $3,200,000 investment in Farmers Edge.
  • Osmington Inc., a holding company of David Thomson, in connection with a $58,000,000 investment in Farmers Edge, along with co-investors Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Green Growth Fund.
  • Monsanto Growth Ventures, as lead investor in US$6,500,000 Class A Preferred Share financing of FarmLead.
  • Impression Ventures, in connection with its investment in Perfect.org.
  • Impression Ventures, in connection with its investment in Honk Mobile.
  • Impression Ventures, in connection with its investment in Sensibill.
  • Impression Ventures, in connection with its investment in Wealthsimple.
  • Impression Ventures, in connection with its investment in ZooCasa.
  • Impression Ventures, in connection with its investment in KREDITshare.
  • Impression Ventures, in connection with its FinTech fund formation and subsequent fund raise of $30,000,000 with investors including FairVentures, a subsidiary of Fairfax.
  • Horizons Ventures, in connection with a US$1,000,000 seed investment in VISR.
  • Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc., in connection with a US$46,000,000 Class A Preferred Share financing, led by Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc., HealthCap, TPG Biotech, Genesys Capital and FACIT (Fight Against Cancer Innovation Trust).
  • Fengate Real Asset Investments, on behalf of Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada, in its $11,000,000 investment in NRStor Inc.
  • Build Ventures, as lead investor in connection with a $2,000,000 investment in Dash Hudson.
  • BDC Capital Inc. and Accel-Rx, in connection with a $2,000,000 investment in ScarX Corp.
  • Roadmunk Inc., in connection with a $1,500,000 Seed Preferred Share financing, led by Golden Venture Partners, BDC Capital Inc. and Felicis Ventures.
  • BDC Capital Inc., Gibraltar Ventures, High Alpha and Foundation Capital in connection with a US$2,000,000 seed investment in Crowdriff Inc.
  • Rockstar Consortium, in connection with its sale of the Nortel patent portfolio to RPX Corporation.
  • Rockstar Consortium, in connection with the sale of a number of Nortel patents to Spherix Inc.
  • Ghostbird Software Inc., in connection with its sale to Yahoo! Inc.
  • Fluidware Corporation, in connection with its sale of assets to SurveyMonkey.
  • MOSAID, in connection with its acquisition by Sterling Partners.
  • Rypple Inc., in connection with its sale to Saleforce.com.
  • Rove Mobile Inc., in connection with its sale to SolarWinds Inc.
  • Openjive Inc., in connection with its sale to Teksavvy.
  • NGF Geomatics Inc., in connection with its asset sale to Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc.
  • Notesolution Inc. (Oneclass), in connection with its Class A financing, led by SAIF Partners.
  • Nexonia Inc., in connection with its $4,200,000 Class A financing and $2,000,000 secondary financing.
  • Kik Interactive Inc., in connection with its $19,500,000 Series B financing, led by Foundation Capital, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.
  • RHO Canada Ventures and Build Ventures, in connection with an $8,000,000 investment in AirVM Inc.

Latest Insights

  • Report May 6, 2024

    2023 Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings

    Welcome to Osler's third annual comprehensive report on venture capital and growth equity financing transactions in Canada’s emerging and high...

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    2023 Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings
  • Webinar May 1, 2024

    2023 Insights and analysis from Osler’s Deal Points Report

    Join us for this special one-hour webinar when members of Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies practice provide their insights and share the...

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    2023 Insights and analysis from Osler’s Deal Points Report
  • Video Apr 4, 2024

    Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings – Resilience and renewal characterize the ecosystem in 2023

    Amid economic flux and technological disruption, Canada’s emerging and high growth companies ecosystem embraced resilience and renewal in a...

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  • Report Mar 14, 2024

    2022 Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings

    Introduction Welcome to Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s second annual comprehensive report on venture capital and growth equity financing...

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Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Apr 4, 2024

    Osler study of 450+ Canadian VC and growth equity financings shows ‘resilience’ and ‘renewal’ of Canadian startup ecosystem

    Read Osler’s Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings, a study of more than 450 anonymized venture capital and growth equity preferred share...

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  • Media Mentions Jan 29, 2024

    Michael Grantmyre, partner at Osler- The Tech Lawyer — Between Meetings

    From the passenger seat in the vehicle that serves as the moving set of the Between Meetings video podcast, Michael Grantmyre, partner, Emerging and...

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  • Media Mentions Oct 13, 2023

    Alberta’s Booming Tech Sector: The Making of Canada’s Silicon Valley – This Professional Life

    The growth and success of the tech sector in Alberta is helping drive the diversification of the economy.

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  • Osler News Apr 13, 2023

    Start-up venture capital ‘resilient’ despite economic challenges: Osler report – Canadian Lawyer

    Partner Michael Grantmyre spoke to Canadian Lawyer about Osler’s second annual Deal Points Report and venture financing trends in Canada’s...

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Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 01/5/2024
2023 Insights and analysis from Osler’s Deal Points Report
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speaker 26/4/2023
2022 Insights and analysis from Osler’s Deal Points Report
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speaker 30/11/2022
Commercial Contracting for Innovation and Growth
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speaker 05/4/2022
2021 Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Financings
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Credentials

Education

  • University of Windsor, J.D.
  • Carleton University, M.A. International Affairs

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Young Canadians in Finance (Co-President, Global and a member of the Board of Directors)