Adam Lorant is a Partner with Magellan Angel Partners where he invests in and mentors high tech startups. He is also CEO In Residence with the Centre for Growth at the BC Technology Industry Association, coaching early stage high tech companies.
He was co-founder and VP Marketing/Product Management for PolarBlue Systems Inc which designed and built an innovative data storage service. Prior to that, Adam was a co-founder and VP Marketing for OctigaBay Systems Corporation which designed and manufactured high performance computer hardware and software. OctigaBay was acquired by Cray Inc. in 2004. Prior to OctigaBay, Adam was a co-founder of Abatis Systems and VP of Product Management and Marketing. Abatis designed and built a family of internet services hardware and software products. Abatis was sold to Redback Networks in 2000 in one of the largest private acquisitions in Canadian history. He was responsible for the strategic direction of Abatis marketing, product development and channel development programs. Prior to Abatis, Adam was with Newbridge Networks for seven years and five years with Northern Telecom Canada.
Throughout his entrepreneurial career, Adam has helped generate well over a billion dollars for investors. Adam holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto. In 2000 Adam was honored with Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award.