Prashant Matta is a Partner at Panache Ventures, Canada’s most active seed-stage venture capital fund. The fund has a founders-first philosophy, a commitment to diversity and strategically co-invests with smart angel investors and seed-stage funds. Before joining Panache Ventures, Prashant was the Venture Capitalist at OMERS Ventures, one of Canada’s largest venture capital funds. Prashant invested in companies across technology and media sectors and was responsible for providing strategic and operational guides to OMERS Ventures’ portfolio companies. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Prashant worked in Samsung’s Global Strategy Group based in Seoul, South Korea. At Samsung, Prashant led projects involving business strategy, new product/service development, acquisitions and investments. His focus areas included mobile, digital media and emerging software/services like connected home, cloud computing, location based services and virtual reality. Before joining Samsung, Prashant was a Senior Consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Toronto, where he advised companies across various sectors on strategy, operations and performance improvement. Prashant holds an MBA from INSEAD and completed his BBA at the Schulich School of Business. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation.