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Canoe Intelligence is the first-of-its-kind technology that allows allocators to unlock their data. Canoe reimagines operational workflows and enables clients to transform their processes in order to eliminate manual data entry. By combining industry expertise with the most sophisticated data capture technologies, Canoe automates the digitization of PDF reporting documents into actionable data and intelligence for institutional investors, allocators, and asset servicing firms. With Canoe, clients refocus capital and human resources on business performance and growth. Canoe’s AI-driven platform was developed in 2013 for Portage Partners LLC, a private investment firm, and is relied upon by hundreds of institutional investors, service providers, family offices, and other allocators.
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The Canoe Team
Seth is responsible for building and managing the business, product development, and client service teams. Seth has seventeen years of alternative investment and FinTech experience. He started his career focused on alternative investments research and analysis working for multi-billion dollar allocators and family offices. His responsibilities included creating investment criteria, developing a robust pipeline of prospective investments, and constructing portfolios of alternative investments for institutional clients. Seth grew up in South Florida and attended University of Florida where he earned both an M.S. in Decision Information Science and a B.S. in Finance with a Minor in Economics.
Wei developed Canoe’s proprietary technology and is responsible for recruiting engineering talent and managing technology development. Originally from Inner Mongolia, Wei is a self-taught engineer with fifteen years of experience. Prior to founding Canoe, Wei spent five years creating technology that applied machine learning and various other techniques to track alternative investments for Portage Partners. Wei moved to the U.S. ten years ago to earn a MBA from Fitchburg State University and a M.S. in Operations Research from the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.
Mike is responsible for developing partnerships, expanding client relationships, and managing the sales team. Mike has nine years experience at buy-side consulting and financial technology companies. Most recently, Mike led the Sales and Account Management team for Dealogic’s Connect offering until it was acquired by ION Investment Group. Prior to Dealogic, Mike spent four years at Novus Partners running the Analytics desk and focusing on client management for institutional investors. Mike started his career at Cambridge Associates, a blue-chip consultant advising endowments, foundations, pensions, and family offices on asset allocation and manager selection. Mike graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with a B.A. in History and Markets & Management.