In this episode of TEC Canada’s The Leadership Standard podcast, host Gair Maxwell sits down with Wilson Acton, a serial entrepreneur and 4x tech start-up founder.
With extensive experience in M&A, capital markets, venture building, and agriculture, Wilson has built and assisted a wide range of businesses across various stages, including strategic acquisitions and complex M&A transactions totalling over $160 billion. He has also built corporate development, sales and marketing teams, and advisory boards, taking companies from the back-of-the-napkin stage to successful exits.
Wilson is also a director of KidSport Calgary and a member of the board of advisors for Alberta IoT, where he is working to grow the Province of Alberta into a global center of excellence for emerging technologies. The episode also features a discussion on Tall Grass Ventures, Canada’s newest Ag-tech VC fund focusing on pre-Series A financing for startups focused on globally applicable Ag-tech innovation, where Wilson serves as Managing Partner.
Tune in to learn more about Wilson’s experience in entrepreneurship and his plans to help the next generation of Western Canadian Ag-tech companies scale quickly.