Mark Longo - Technology Lawyer

Mark Longo

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Co-Chair: Emerging and High Growth Companies

Key Contact: Artificial Intelligence

Key Contact: Venture Capital

Contact Information

tel: 778.785.2746

cel: 604.506.1429



Bar Admission

British Columbia, 2009

Ontario, 1994


  • McGill University, B.A. (with Distinction)
  • Queen’s University, LL.B.
  • University of Western Ontario, MBA



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.

  • SkyHive

    SkyHive in its US$40 million Series B financing round

  • Pani Energy

    Pani Energy in its $8 million financing round led by Blue Bear Capital and Blue Coast Partners

  • InvestX Capital

    Jefferies Financial Group and Virtu Financial in their Series A investment in InvestX Capital

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of Lawyaw

  • Canada Drives

    Canada Drives in its $100 million Series B funding round led by Honor Ventures

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of CalendarRules

  • BDC Capital, Pender Ventures and GroundBreak Ventures

    BDC Capital, Pender Ventures and GroundBreak Ventures in Spark RE Technologies’ US$5 million Series A investment round

  • Foodee

    Foodee in its acquisition by Sodexo

  • Acton Capital

    Acton Capital in Knix Wear’s $53 million financing round

  • Tantalus Systems Holding

    Tantalus Systems Holding Inc. in its Qualifying Transaction with RiseTech Capital Corp., concurrent $10 million financing and graduation to the Toronto Stock Exchange

  • Clio

    Clio in its US$110 million Series E financing led by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. with participation by OMERS Growth Equity

  • Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

    Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre in its business combination with ACTia

  • Snack

    Snack in its US$ 3.5 million pre-seed investment

  • ehsAI

    ehsAI in its acquisition by Intelex Technologies

  • Delta Electronics

    Delta Electronics in its acquisition of Trihedral Engineering Limited

  • SkyHive Technologies Inc.

    SkyHive in its US$8 million Series A financing round

  • Mobify

    Mobify in its acquisition by Salesforce

  • 7Geese

    7Geese in its acquisition by Paycor

  • Coastal Genomics

    Coastal Genomics in its acquisition by Yourgene Health

  • Foodee

    Foodee in its acquisition of Chewse

  • WealthBar

    WealthBar Executives in their equity sale to CI Financial Corp.

  • Cytapex Bioinformatics

    Cytapex Bioinformatics in its acquisition by Insightful Science

  • Checkfront

    Checkfront in its $9.3 million Series A financing round

  • Yaletown Venture Partners & BDC Capital

    Yaletown Venture Partners and BDC Capital in Charli AI's $1.6 million Seed Financing

  • Acton Capital

    Acton Capital in Knix Wear's $5.7 million financing round

    • 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)
    • 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.
  • Find More

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Mid-Market (2018, 2019, 2021); Mergers & Acquisitions (2021); Technology Transactions (2021)
  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Startups & Emerging Companies
    • One client enthused "He has strong business acumen which allows him to be an extension of our management team. His perspective is invaluable and he goes above and beyond for his clients."
    • Another enthused that "He knows what to do and is incredibly experienced. The quality of his work is great and people love to work with him."
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Technology (2021)
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Capital Markets (Highly Regarded)

  • BC Cleantech Awards - 2021, Judge
  • TechExit Steering Committee - 2019, Member
  • 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)