Mark Longo - Technology Lawyer

Mark Longo*

Vancouver Managing Partner

Key Contact: Emerging and High Growth Companies

Key Contact: Venture Capital

* law corporation

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 25 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.

Mark is recognized by numerous industry publications including Chambers Canada (Startups & Emerging Companies), The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers & Acquisitions; Technology Transactions), and IFLR 1000 (Capital Markets).

  • Beatdapp

    Syndicate of Investors in connection with Beatdapp’s $22.9 Series A million fundraising round

  • Cuboh

    Cuboh in its acquisition by ChowNow

  • Sonus Microsystems

    Sonus Microsystems in its C$2.1 million seed funding round led by LDV Capital

  • RaceRocks 3D Inc. and Raven Indigenous Impact

    RaceRocks 3D Inc.'s $3 Million Series A Funding Round Led by Raven Indigenous Capital Partners

  • CheckSammy

    CheckSammy in its US$45 million financing round led by I Squared Capital with participation by Zero Infinity Partners and TriplePoint Capital

  • Pagefreezer Software Inc.

    Pagefreezer Software Inc. in its acquisition of the X1 Social Discovery Product from X1 Discovery Inc.

  • SALUS Technologies

    SALUS Technologies in the closing of its Series A financing round

  • Durable

    Durable in its US$14 million Series A financing round led by Spark Capital

  • ProShop ERP

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

  • Moxxie Ventures and iNovia Capital

    Moxxie Ventures and iNovia Capital in connection with Spellbook’s US$10.9 million Series A financing round

  • OneComply Inc.

    OneComply in its acquisition by GeoComply Inc.

  • VitaminLab

    VitaminLab in its Series A investment round led by Nimbus Synergies and DSM Venturing

  • Yaletown Partners

    Yaletown Partners, BDC Capital and BMO Capital in connection with Zenhub’s $10 million Series A Financing Round

  • Goose Insurance Inc.

    Goose Insurance Inc. in its $4 million Series A funding led by Axis Insurance

  • Pender Ventures

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

  • Pender Ventures

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

  • Sageview Capital LP

    Sageview Capital in Elastic Path’s $30 million Series E financing

  • ePact Network

    ePact Network in its acquisition by Clubessential

  • AFARA

    AFARA in its acquisition by EY Canada

  • FreshWorks Studios

    FreshWorks Studio in its acquisition by EY

  • Canada Drives

    Canada Drives in its $40 million convertible equity financing led by goeasy

  • OneComply

    OneComply in its seed financing round led by Warner Investments

  • AcordPay

    AcordPay in its acquisition by InsurePay

  • Assembly Digital

    Assembly Digital in its acquisition by St. Joseph Communications

  • H2 Ventures 1 Inc.

    H2 Ventures 1 Inc. in its $5 million initial public offering on the TSX Venture Exchange

    • 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.
  • Find More

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Mid-Market (2018-2023); Technology Transactions (2021-2023)
  • 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."
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • 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)