Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and serial entrepreneur who started five companies before her 33rd birthday. Her business savvy, drive, and tenacity led her to become the youngest entrepreneur ever to star as a “Dragon” on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den. Michele joined in the tenth season, after starring in its web series, Next Gen Den, a launching pad for young entrepreneurs.
Michele is the co-founder of ClearCo (formerly Clearbanc), which has invested more than $2 billion into 4,600 companies making them the biggest e-commerce investor in the world. The company has now raised US $100 million at nearly a US $2 billion valuation, bringing ClearCo up to Unicorn status.
Proir to this, Michele helmed SnapSaves, bought by tech giant Groupon, and Buytopia.ca, which under her leadership acquired ten of their top competitors, including Shop.ca and WagJag. She has also created digital solutions for many global leading brands, including P&G, Netflix, Starbucks, and Cirque du Soleil.
In recognition of her impressive entrepreneurial career, and her time as a “Dragon”, Michele was named one of the “100 Most Powerful in Canada” by WXN, a “Young Global Leader” by World Economic Forum, and one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40”. She was also the only Canadian to be included in Forbes’ “Millennial on a Mission” list.
Michele has been featured and profiled in several top media publications including Forbes, Canadian Business, The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and more. She is also a director for Vail Resorts, Freshii, League of Innovators, Queen’s Business School, Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative with Richard Branson, and Shad Valley, a transformational program that develops the entrepreneurial potential of exceptional Canadian youth.
Renowned for her youthful energy, enthusiasm, and business savvy, Michele serves as an inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs, and particularly, women in business, everywhere. Through her channels, she is known for sharing practical, business and entrepreneurial advice, while sharing insight into her fashionable and smart business lifestyle.