About Fit Ventures

Fit Ventures is a family office investment firm located in Montreal, Quebec. The firm oversees and manages a variety of investments focusing on private equity, real estate and public equities. The management team of the fund is comprised of professionals with extensive experience in supporting all aspects of M&A and corporate finance activities.

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Guiding Principles

We are a growth-oriented fund with investments across a wide variety of sectors with a specific interest in consumer technology, telecommunications, fintech & related financial services and real estate. Our goal is to partner up with strong management teams and leverage our in-house expertise to unlock further value accretion and growth for the businesses we invest in.

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Meet the team.

  • Raphael Amram

    Partner

    Raphael Amram

    Partner

    Raphael Amram is a partner at Fit Ventures. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing on investment opportunities as well as monitoring the fund’s investments. Raphael is also responsible for the legal affairs of the fund and its portfolio companies, including day to day general corporate matters, governance, compliance, acquisitions & divestitures, debt and equity financings as well as liaising with external counsel.

    Prior to joining Fit Ventures, Raphael practiced corporate law at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP specializing in mergers and acquisitions, securities laws and corporate finance. Raphael holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree (BCom) with a specialization in Finance from HEC Montréal, a Bachelors of Laws degree (LLB) from the Université de Montréal as well as a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Raphael is licensed to practice law in the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

  • Alexandre Leclerc

    Partner

    Alexandre Leclerc

    Partner

    Alexandre Leclerc is a partner at Fit Ventures. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing on investment opportunities as well as monitoring the fund’s investments. Alexandre is also responsible for the finance and accounting of the fund as well as assisting portfolio companies with their strategy, accounting and acquisitions.

    Prior to Fit Ventures, Alexandre acted as Director of Finance and Accounting at The Stars Group, where he was mainly responsible for the public accounting reporting of the entity. Before his role at The Stars Group, Alexandre was Director of Finance at Devimco Inc., where he was responsible of the budgeting, investor relations and financing for real estate projects in the Montreal region and prior to that was a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young.

    Alexandre is a member of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University with a major in Accounting.

  • Shawn Nikolaev

    Partner

    Shawn Nikolaev

    Partner

    Shawn Nikolaev is a partner at Fit Ventures. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing on investment opportunities as well as monitoring the fund’s investments. Shawn focuses on the consumer technology segment and assisting portfolio companies with their vision, strategy, monetization, and operations.

    Prior to Fit Ventures, Shawn acted as Vice President of Corporate Development and Operations at The Stars Group, a company with an enterprise value of approximately $16 billion USD at the time of his departure, where he worked on multiple acquisitions, including that of Rational Group for USD $4.9B and Sky Betting and Gaming for USD $4.7B. Before his role at The Stars Group, Shawn was Director of Business Operations at Zynga and prior to that was founder of a consulting firm specializing in providing Business Intelligence services to companies in the gaming sector.

    Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Engineering from the University of Toronto.

  • Sam Pai

    Partner

    Sam Pai

    Partner

    Sam Pai is a partner at Fit Ventures. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing on investment opportunities as well as monitoring the fund’s investments. Sam is also responsible for the finances of the fund and its portfolio companies, including financial structuring, financial reporting, tax planning, acquisitions & divestitures, and debt and equity financings. Sam works closely with passionate management of portfolio companies to accelerate growth and maximize value.

    Prior to Fit Ventures, Sam acted as Vice President of Finance and Group Corporate Controller at The Stars Group where he worked on multiple acquisitions (including that of Rational Group for $4.9B USD) and divestitures, equity and debt financings.

    Sam is a member of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec. He also holds a Bachelors in Biochemistry and a Masters in Biochemistry, both from McGill University.

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