Sylvia Rowat

Sylvia is an associate in the Emerging and High Growth Companies Group of our Vancouver office. Sylvia advises companies at all stages of growth on venture financing, general corporate matters, shareholder agreements and equity incentive plans. She also represents venture capital, angel and strategic investors in technology companies.

Sylvia’s experience includes asset sales, share sales, amalgamations, secondary sales and corporate and tax reorganizations.

Prior to receiving her JD/MBA at the University of British Columbia, Sylvia graduated as faculty valedictorian from McGill University.

Representative Work

  • MarineLabs Data Systems Inc.

    MarineLabs in its closing of a $4.5 million seed funding round

  • Active Impact

    Active Impact in its securing of over $70 million for its third fund

  • ProShop ERP

    ProShop ERP (Adion Systems Inc.) in its CAD$42 million growth investment from Mainsail Partners

  • Pender Ventures

    Pender Ventures in connection with Traction Complete’s $5 million Series A financing round

  • EVOK Innovations Inc. and BDC Capital Inc.

    Evok Innovations Inc. and BDC Capital’s Climate Tech Fund in connection with Summit Nanotech Corporation’s US$50 million Series A2 funding

  • Pender Ventures

    Pender Ventures in connection with its Series A investment in Traction Rec

  • Andgo Systems

    Andgo Systems in its $5.6 million Series A financing round

  • Canalyst

    Canalyst in its acquisition by Tegus

  • FreshWorks Studios

    FreshWorks Studio in its acquisition by EY

  • Autozen

    Autozen in its $5.1 million seed financing

  • Certn

    Certn in its US$50 million Series B financing round

  • OneComply

    OneComply in its seed financing round led by Warner Investments

  • First Nations Finance Authority

    First Nations Finance Authority in its $354 million offering of Senior Secured Bonds

  • Ionomr Innovations Inc.

    Ionomr Innovations in its US$15 million Series A Financing

  • Canalyst

    Canalyst in its US$70 million Series C financing round

  • Domain7 Solutions

    Domain7 Solutions in connection with Civil Space’s acquisition by Zencity

  • Variational AI

    Variational AI in its US$3.5 million Seed round

Awards and Recognition

  • Guild Yule & LLP Prize in Ethics and Professionalism (2019)
  • Joan Joyce Carter Memorial Scholarship (2018)
  • Ghent Davis Memorial Law Scholarship (2018)
  • Tracey Gibb Memorial Scholarship in Law (2018)
  • Ethel Davis MBA Scholarship (2018)
  • Responsible Business and Community Spirit UBC Graduate Scholarship (2018)
  • Faculty of Arts Valedictorian, McGill University (2016)
  • Dean’s Honour List, McGill University (2013-2016)

Community Involvement

  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Pro Bono Students Canada
  • West Coast L.E.A.F.
  • Allard Women’s Caucus, Dress for Success Coordinator



  • University of British Columbia, JD/MBA (2021)
  • McGill University, BA (2016)


  • English