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Mark Longo - Technology Lawyer

Mark Longo

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Key Contact: Emerging and High Growth Companies

Key Contact: Artificial Intelligence

Key Contact: Venture Capital


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.

  • 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

  • Rise People Inc.

    Rise People Inc. in its acquisition of Hazel Innovations

  • Fitplan

    Fitplan in its $4.5 million financing led by ARod, Corazon Capital and Mark Mastrov

  • Acton Capital Partners

    Acton Capital in its $14.5 million financing round for Maple

  • Clio

    Clio in its record-setting US$250 million Series D equity financing from TCV and JMI

  • ePACT Network Ltd.

    ePACT Network Ltd. in its $4.5 million Series A funding round led by Yaletown Innovation Growth and Disruption Ventures

  • Sauce Labs

    Sauce Labs in its acquisition of Screener Technologies

  • ElleBoxCo Incorporated (Blume)

    Blume in its $3.3 million Seed financing round

  • Ecoation

    Ecoation in its $5.4 million Seed financing by Pallasite Ventures

  • WealthBar

    WealthBar with respect to CI Financial’s acquisition of a majority stake in WealthBar

  • RISE

    RISE with the acquisition of its employee benefits practice by Hub International

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of Lexicata

  • Goose Insurance

    Goose Insurance in its financing round of $2.25 million

  • 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 its US$40 million Series B 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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  • Chambers: Ranked in Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business: 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: Ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Corporate Mid-Market

  • 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)