Basil Peters is an M&A advisor, exit coach, & angel investor. He is principal of Strategic Exits, specializing in exits for technology companies & fund manager for Fundamental Technologies II. Basil founded a venture capital firm, a hedge fund, & has been a CEO in Vancouver & Silicon Valley. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada Awards Silver Medal in Entrepreneurship, & Business Leader of the Year.
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