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Ray Sharma

Extreme Venture Partners
Founding Partner and CEO
Ray is the founder and CEO of Extreme Venture Partners. Previously Ray spent 10 years on Bay/Wall Street in investment banking research. During that period Ray was the top-ranked wireless technology analyst based on Greenwich and Brendan Woods International surveys of fund managers for 5 of 8 eligible years.  The highly specific job title in 2001 at Credit Suisse First Boston of Vice President, Mobile Internet Devices and Applications, reflects a long term professional focus in mobile. Ray was uniquely able to remain top-ranked during both the mania of the bull market but also subsequently in the severe bear market correction of that era. Ray has been a regular keynote at a variety of events such as TiECon Canada, Cantech, YPO National Conference, YPO Gold, GTEC; guest lectures at MIT Sloan School of Mgmt, UofT Rotman School of Mgmt, Stanford Business School. Ray has also spoken in over 25 countries such as the Milken Institute Global Conference (Los Angeles), FICCI Frames (Mumbai), Mobile Games Forum (London), CTIA Mobile Web & Apps (San Francisco).  Community service: Ontario Judicial Council; Royal Ontario Museum; Treasury Board of Canada; CD Howe Institute; founder and leader of national hackathon competitions Great Canadian Appathon, Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE), and Hackergals.