Ray Sharma presents on the evolution of the mobile application economy at Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada on February 1, 2012.
December 25, 1973 |
Anandpur Sahib, Punjab, India
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario
Richard Ivey School of Business
|Occupation||Executive Manager of Extreme Venture Partners|
Education and career
Sharma started his career in the global investment banking industry where he worked as a stock market analyst, focusing on wireless-related technology companies. Sharma has also served as a member of the Ontario Judicial Council.
Sharma is an angel investor and has invested in venture capital rounds during early-stage funding. His private investments have included Xtreme Labs, Extreme Venture Partners, Athabasca Oil (IPO), Bridgewater (IPO), and Cancervax (IPO). In 2009, he founded XMG Studio, a mobile games studio in Toronto, Canada and co-founded Extreme Venture Partners.
In addition, Sharma has spoken at mobile industry events including Interactive Ontario’s iP3 Forum, the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference, the 2012 Application Developers Conference hosted by Scotia Capital and the 2010 CTIA Mobile Web and Apps WorldForum. In February 2013, Sharma participated in a discussion panel with Tony Clement and other entrepreneurs and developers over the open data made available by the Canadian government. Through XMG Studio, he founded The Great Canadian Appathon in 2011, an app-building competition for Canadian college students.
Sharma has contributed as a guest author for Pocket Gamer and The Globe and Mail and serves on the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Trustees as well as the Government of Canada's Advisory Panel on Open Government.
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