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Mark Longo - Technology Lawyer

Mark Longo

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Emerging and High Growth Companies


Contact Information

mlongo@osler.com

tel: 778.785.2746

cel: 604.506.1429

Office

Vancouver

Bar Admission

British Columbia, 2009

Ontario, 1994

Education

McGill University, B.A. (with Distinction)

Queen’s University, LL.B.

University of Western Ontario, MBA

Language(s)
English

Mark is Co-Chair of Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies Group and Managing Partner of Osler’s Vancouver office. Mark has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A and technology law, and has held general counsel, corporate secretary and senior executive positions for a number of private and publicly traded technology companies, including Intrinsyc Software International Inc., Star Data Systems Inc. and Datawire Communication Networks Inc.

In the three years immediately prior to joining Osler, Mark was a partner in the Vancouver office of a boutique law firm focused on the technology industry. Previous to that, Mark was a partner in the technology and corporate finance groups of a Vancouver-based law firm for over three years.

  • Fitplan Technologies Inc.

    Fitplan Technologies in its $4.7 million funding round

  • AVA Technologies

    AVA Technologies in its seed round of $2.6 million

  • Howyl Ventures Inc.

    Howyl Ventures Inc. in its definitive agreement with Victory Square Technologies Inc.

  • TinyMob Games Inc.

    TinyMob Games Inc. in its acquisition by DoubleJump Games Inc.

  • Moj.io Inc.

    Moj.io Inc. in connection with its US$30 million Series B round financing

  • Foodee Media Inc.

    Foodee Media Inc. in its Series A Financing round (second tranche) of $10 million

  • Symmetrics Business Intelligence Solutions Inc.

    Symmetrics Business Intelligence Solutions Inc. in its acquisition by Calabrio, Inc.

    • Delta Electronics acquisition of Delta Controls for CAD$220 million (2016)
    • Foodee Media in its CAD$6 million Series A venture financing led by BDC Capital
    • Kensington Capital and Yaletown Ventures in BitStew Series C financing (2016)
    • Enernoc in the sale of Pulse Energy to Yardi (2016)
    • Tuangru in the acquisition of No Limits Software (2016)
    • MTT Innovation in its acquisition by Barco (2016)
    • Coupa in the acquisition of Contractually (2015)
    • Agreement Express in Silicon Valley Bank venture debt financing
    • Intrinsyc Technologies Corp. in its convertible note financing in Stream TV
    • Numerous Angel and seed equity financings, including Checkfront, Epact, Ecofit, Quietly, Fitplan, CommandWear, LocalSphere Digital Media Inc., Modern Advisor, Bash Media, Sockeye Technologies, Flytographer, Tapstream, SIMPLY, and TinyMob Games
    • Themis Solutions Inc. (Clio) in its $20 million Series C financing
    • Indicee in its sale to Dun & Bradstreet (D&B)
    • Moj.io Inc. in its Series Seed and US$15 million Series A financings
    • SendtoNews Video Inc. in its $3 million Angel financing
    • MediaCore Technologies Inc. in its $4.5 million Series A financing led by Vanedge Capital
    • Vineyard Networks in its sale to Procera Networks for CAD$28 million
    • GhostBird Software in its sale to Yahoo!
    • Cloudburst Research in its acquisition by Google
    • Memelabs (Brightkit) in its acquisition by Hootsuite
    • Intrinsyc Software International in its $30 million bought deal financing
    • Intrinsyc Software International in its US$16 million acquisition of Destinator Software
    • Datawire Communication Networks in its sale to First Data Corporation
    • Star Data Systems Inc. in its sale to CGI Group Inc.
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  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018, Consistently Recommended in the area of Corporate Mid-Market.

  • Science World Equity Giving Committee, Past Member
  • Hollyburn Minor Hockey Association, Coach and Manager
  • BCO U15 Club Volleyball, Past Coach
  • Athletics4Kids, Corporate Secretary
  • The Next Big Thing, Mentor
  • University of Victoria Law School, 1L negotiation competition judge

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canada Bar Association
  • British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA), Former BCTIA Technology Industry Award Judge
  • Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATEC), Board of Directors and Chair of Governance Committee
  • Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, Board of Directors

  • BC CLE 2016 Advanced Securities workshop lecturer on venture capital financing
  • e@UBC seed financing workshop
  • Moderator at IPO preparation panel (Vancouver, 2016)
  • Simon Fraser University Venture Connection program on starting a technology company, Guest Lecturer (Vancouver)
  • Exits seminar on the legal aspects of selling a technology company, Panelist and Lecturer (Victoria)
  • Angel Forum on the legal aspects of Angel investing, Panelist and Lecturer (Victoria)
  • Cascadia event on raising capital for technology companies, Workshop Leader (Vancouver)
  • GrowLab cohort on startup technology financing, Presenter (San Francisco)
  • Term Sheet Theatre at Vancouver Enterprise Forum, Participant (Vancouver)