2020 Ernest C. Mercier Lecture with Eva Lau
Learn to Seize Opportunity, Reach out to the Global Market & Innovate from Within to Grow will be presented by Eva Lau, MBA ’05 and co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures.
Eva Lau is a well-respected entrepreneur-turned-investor and one of the few women leading a venture fund in Canada. She is the founding fartner of Two Small Fish Ventures, a venture fund that invests globally in early-stage, transformative tech companies with strong network effects. The fund is backed by many high net worth individuals, family offices, institutional investors and the Creator Circle, which is composed of many top product and company creators who can leverage their experience to help TSFV portfolio companies become successful.
Before starting Two Small Fish Ventures, Lau was Wattpad’s head of community and content. She helped nurture and scale the Wattpad community from its infancy to become one of the largest online communities with tens of millions of monthly users around the world. With a sharp focus on investing in companies with a strong network effect as their defensibility, Lau has created the ASSET framework that many entrepreneurs and accelerators have adopted in their developing business strategies. She is regarded as an expert in this area.
Lau is also involved in many incubators and accelerators, such as Creative Destruction Lab at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto’s Entrepreneurship Hatchery, Ryerson’s DMZ, University of Waterloo’s Velocity and Techstars. She also serves on the board of Branksome Hall and a number of startup companies. Lau has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Schulich School of Business.
Reception and refreshments | 5 p.m.
Lecture | 6 p.m.
Q&A | 6:45 p.m.
Networking and dessert | 7:30 p.m.
This event is generously supported by Eileen Mercier (MBA ’77, Hon LLD ’10).