Robbie Marks

Associate

Robbie has been working with tech start-ups in the Canadian ecosystem for the past 4 years, first as an MBA Student at the Creative Destruction Lab in Toronto and then as a lawyer in Fasken’s Emerging Tech & Venture Capital practice.

Prior to joining Staircase Ventures, Robbie was an Associate Lawyer at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, in the emerging technology and venture capital group. In that role, he advised start up and growth stage companies on venture capital financings and M&A transactions, and supported Toronto’s technology ecosystem through partnerships with various accelerator programs.

 

Robbie holds a dual JD/MBA from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.  At Rotman, Robbie participated as an MBA student in the Creative Destruction Lab, where he evaluated applicant ventures and worked with a legal-tech start-up throughout their journey in the program. Robbie’s experience in CDL sparked his passion for supporting founders and developing early-stage companies.

Robbie loves to play hockey, tennis, and golf, is an avid runner, and enjoys spending time with his golden retriever, Ollie.

OTHER Team Members

Janet Bannister

Managing Partner

Robbie Marks

Associate

Madison Wright

Entrepreneur in Residence

Mike Wessinger

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Co-Founder/Former CEO, PointClickCare

Craig Miller

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Former CPO, CMO, Shopify

Ahmed Khaishgi

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Founder/Former CEO, SquareTrade

Kristen Hamilton

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Co-Founder/Former CEO, Koru

Angelo Papatheodorou

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Former SVP Sales, PointClickCare

Manoj Verma

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Co-Founder/CRO, TabaPay

Mike Shaver

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Distinguished Engineer, Shopify

David Belbeck

Staircase Ventures Advisor and
Former CFO at PointClickCare