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Backing Founders, Funders & Instigators

 

x-Pollinate

x-Pollinate (cross-pollinate) is the ethos by which we conceive and implement creative solutions for unique opportunities.

We help founders find partners and scale.

Our small group shares a deep curiosity for knowledge across the spectrum of science, art, media, technology, policy, people and cultures. We are motivated by our concern for the human condition and environment while being inspired by the power of innovation and global connectivity for positive progress.

We choose to work with people we respect on things that matter.

We cross pollinate the best founders and funders from worldwide networks who share in this world view and then collaborate to create solutions.

Collaborations

Our current projects and inspiring partners

 

Nathon Gunn

Most recently Nathon helped write the Innovation Agenda for Canada as the Special Innovation Advisor to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

 

Nathon has worked in two Prime Ministers’ offices, built four companies including a media production company and one of the world’s first upload/edit video websites Bitcast(ers), a social / impact games studio named Social Game Universe and a visual cloud-based authoring tool for apps called Lightning Platform that was deployed around the world for civic engagement projects.


Nathon draws on his background as a serial entrepreneur, innovator, founder, funder and artist to be an instigator of creative solutions for unique situations.

 

Nathon has mentored dozens of startups in Silicon Valley with a passion for cross-pollinating people, ideas and cultures. He grew up in Southeast Asia and has worked across the globe, including the Middle East, Europe and Central America. He continues to work in media, technology, and policy in the pursuit of positive social progress with the most inspiring people and organizations in the world.    

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Nathon Gunn

Most recently Nathon helped write the Innovation Agenda for Canada as the Special Innovation Advisor to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

 

Nathon has worked in two Prime Ministers’ offices, built four companies including a media production company and one of the world’s first upload/edit video websites Bitcast(ers), a social / impact games studio named Social Game Universe and a visual cloud-based authoring tool for apps called Lightning Platform that was deployed around the world for civic engagement projects.


Nathon draws on his background as a serial entrepreneur, innovator, founder, funder and artist to be an instigator of creative solutions for unique situations.

 

Nathon has mentored dozens of startups in Silicon Valley with a passion for cross-pollinating people, ideas and cultures. He grew up in Southeast Asia and has worked across the globe, including the Middle East, Europe and Central America. He continues to work in media, technology, and policy in the pursuit of positive social progress with the most inspiring people and organizations in the world.    

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Craig James

Craig is passionate about funding and raising the profiles of Canadian founders and entrepreneurs.

 

Prior to co-founding Symanta, Craig worked in analytics at Canada’s largest asset manager and prior to that worked as an associate at a multi-strategy hedge fund located in Toronto, Ontario. Here, Craig was part of a six member team that closed a $128 million acquisition, as well as a $76 million private-placement equity financing, and publicly listed a company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. 

 

Craig holds a master’s degree from Queen’s School of Business where he was also the class president. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Concentration in Finance from the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.

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THE HILL: A TELEVISION SERIES ABOUT INTERNATIONAL & CANADIAN INTRIGUE

Past Projects

Work we've done that informs us

 

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