Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and serial entrepreneur who started six companies before her 35th birthday. A “Dragon” on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Michele is also the co-founder and executive chair of Clearco, the world’s largest e-commerce investor, and one of only 23 fintech unicorns with a female founder. Renowned for her youthful energy, enthusiasm, and business savvy, Michele serves as an inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and women in business everywhere.
Prior to co-founding Clearco, Michele co-founded SnapSaves (acquired by American tech giant Groupon), and Buytopia.ca (acquired by Emerge). She is also the co-founder of the Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative non-profit with Sir Richard Branson, and is the host of the hit Audible Original podcast, The Revisionaries, and has created digital solutions for many of the world’s leading brands, including P&G, Netflix, Starbucks, and Cirque du Soleil.
Honoured with RBC’s Women of Influence Innovation Award in 2021, Michele’s work has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch, and The Globe and Mail.
Michele is a director for Vail Resorts, BBTV, and Queen’s School of Business. Previously, she was a director for Freshii, Whistler Blackcomb, SHAD International, and League of Innovators.