Mike Shaver

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Distinguished Engineer, Shopify

Mike co-founded Mozilla and led Engineering & Product at Firefox. He also led mobile engineering at Facebook and co-authored the world’s first JavaScript JIT compiler.

Mike co-founded Mozilla and later headed Engineering and Product for Firefox.  Mike also co-authored the world’s first JavaScript JIT compiler.  Mike is now a Distinguished Engineer at Shopify and works with the executive team on technical, organizational, and operational excellence.

Mike led the Engineering team during Facebook’s pivot to mobile, taking the Facebook Mobile Apps business from 40 to 1k engineers and from $0 to over $1B revenue.  He subsequently oversaw the development of the core systems software for Oculus Rift.  Mike later worked in venture capital and was CTO at an AI start-up.

Mike is a fierce advocate for workplace diversity and mental health.  He lives in Toronto with his wife and two teenage daughters.

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Janet Bannister

Managing Partner

Robbie Marks

Associate

Mike Wessinger

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Co-Founder/Former CEO, PointClickCare

Craig Miller

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Former CPO, CMO, Shopify

Ahmed Khaishgi

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
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Kristen Hamilton

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
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Angelo Papatheodorou

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Former SVP Sales, PointClickCare

Manoj Verma

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
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Mike Shaver

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Distinguished Engineer, Shopify

David Belbeck

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Former CFO at PointClickCare