Ryan Unruch

Ryan is a partner in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies group. His practice focuses on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, structuring and reorganization transactions. He regularly advises entrepreneurs, start-ups, strategic investors, venture capital, growth equity, private equity and pension fund investors on domestic and cross-border transactions. Ryan’s expertise includes advising on deals in the technology, fintech, biotech and life sciences industries. He is also experienced in negotiating a variety of commercial agreements.

Prior to joining Osler, Ryan practiced at a Canadian national law firm and a leading global law firm where he focused on venture capital and private equity transactions. Ryan was also in-house corporate counsel for one of Canada’s largest national retailers.


Representative Work

  • Ideogram

    Ideogram in its closing of a $80 million Series A financing round

  • CentML

    CentML in its securing of $37 million of seed funding

  • Ideogram

    Ideogram in its launching of their platform with $22.3 million of seed funding

  • Hearst Ventures

    Hearst Ventures in connection with Optable’s $20 million Series A financing round

  • Cohere

    Cohere in its announcement of raising of US$270 million in a Series C financing round

  • ODAIA

    ODAIA in its raising of $34 million Series B financing

  • Plooto

    Plooto in its US$20 million Series B financing round

  • iNovia Capital

    iNovia Capital in connection with Symend’s $54 million financing round

  • Attabotics

    Attabotics in its $95 million financing

  • Wyvern

    Wyvern in its $9.45 million seed-plus round

  • Vive Crop Protection

    Vive Crop Protection in its US$26 million Series C financing round

  • Forma AI

    Forma AI in its $45 million Series B financing round

  • Signal 1

    Signal 1 in its collaboration with Unity Health Toronto and TD Bank Group along with its US$10 million Seed financing

  • Feroot Security

    Feroot in its US$11 million seed financing

  • Cohere

    Cohere in its US$125 million Series B financing round

  • OMERS Ventures

    OMERS Ventures in connection with ClearEstate’s $16.8 million Series A funding round

  • Wyvern

    Wyvern in its $4.5 million financing

  • Agilysys

    Agilysys in its US$25 million acquisition of ResortSuite

  • Vertu Capital

    Vertu Capital in its acquisition of PathFactory

  • Float

    Float in its US$30 million Series A financing round

  • Affinio

    Affinio in its acquisition by NowVertical

*Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

  • * A venture capital firm as an investor in a $50.4 million Series A financing of an artificial intelligence start-up focused on developing cutting-edge natural language processing models
  • * A leading venture capital firm as an investor in the $100 million (US$83.5 million) Series A financing of an artificial intelligence start-up focused on self-driving technology
  • * A global private equity firm as lead investor in $60 million minority recapitalization of a leading provider of resilient connectivity for critical communications 
  • * A leading venture capital firm as the lead investor in the $35 million Series B financing of an e-commerce company that builds tools and integrations for e-commerce stores
  • * A leading private equity firm in a growth equity funding round investment in a software company focused on the development of a college readiness and career development platform
  • * A venture capital firm, as the lead investor in the $73 million Series B financing of a software company focused on developing a debt collection platform designed to improve the debt resolution process
  • * A venture capital firm as an investor in the $29 million (US$22 million) Series B financing of a healthcare technology firm, focused on the development of a research intelligence platform designed to accelerate biomedical discoveries
  • * A leading growth equity firm as the lead investor in the $227 million Series F financing of a recognized industry leader in AI SaaS enterprise solutions
  • * A leading venture capital firm, as the lead investor in the US$100 million (C$128 million) Series D financing of a growing mobile travel booking app, which has developed the world’s fastest growing mobile travel booking app
  • * A group of investors in the US$98 million (C$128 million) Series C financing of a home automation company that developed the world’s first smart WiFi thermostat

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 g...

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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 key...

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  • Webinar Mar 27, 2024

    Corporate Governance for Emerging and High Growth Companies: Part 1 – Getting the basics right

    Ryan Unruch, partner in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies Group and John Valley, a partner in Osler’s leading Corporate Governance practice, ...

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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 transacti...

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Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized 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 fin...

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  • Osler News Mar 28, 2023

    Osler study of 353 Canadian VC and growth equity financings shows resiliency of startup ecosystem

    The report provides analysis and key insights for founders, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors contemplating transactions this year and beyond.

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  • Osler News Sep 23, 2021

    Ryan Unruch joins Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies Group in Toronto

    Osler is pleased to welcome Ryan Unruch as a partner in our Emerging and High Growth Companies Group in Toronto.

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Community Involvement

  • The Founder Institute, Mentor

Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 01/5/2024
2023 Insights and analysis from Osler’s Deal Points Report
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speaker 27/3/2024
Corporate Governance for Emerging and High Growth Companies: Part 1 – Getting the basics right
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speaker 26/4/2023
2022 Insights and analysis from Osler’s Deal Points Report
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Credentials

Education

  • McGill University, Bachelor of Common Laws (J.D.), and Bachelor of Civil Laws (B.C.L.)
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario