Byron Thom brings more than 20 years of experience in technology as a founder, lawyer, operator, and investor. He is currently advising several startups and corporations on strategy, go-to-market opportunities and governance.
Byron has held senior roles at Cymax Group Technologies and Framework Venture Partners. At Cymax, he led strategy and corporate development activities as VP Corporate Development, finding innovative ways to take advantage of Cymax’s platform. While a Principal at Framework Venture Partners, Byron invested in and sat on the board of several Canadian technology companies, including Mobify (acquired by Salesforce), Lemonstand (acquired by MailChimp) and Checkfront.
As a big advocate of BC tech, Byron has volunteered with several startup initiatives and advised numerous startup companies. He is also a sought-after speaker, often focusing on the intersection of technology, investing, and technology policy. Byron’s other passion is mental health awareness and he has sat on the board of two mental health non-profits; most recently on the board of Coast Mental Health, where he served as Secretary and Chair of the Governance Committee.
Byron is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, where he earned an LL. B in Law & Technology and Simon Fraser University, where he received a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honors) degree in Engineering Science. In 2019, he was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s “Top Forty Under 40”.