Patrick Lor is an influential figure as the Managing Partner at Panache Ventures, a prominent venture capital firm managing assets exceeding $150 million, dedicated to investing in early-stage technology companies. Notably, he co-founded iStockphoto, a renowned platform for stock photography, which later achieved a significant milestone by being acquired by Getty Images. Additionally, Patrick played a crucial role as the head of North American operations for Fotolia, a company that caught the attention of Adobe, leading to its acquisition in 2014.
Academically, Patrick Lor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and an MBA, both from the prestigious University of Calgary. Beyond his remarkable achievements in the business world, he is deeply committed to making a positive impact in various communities across Canada. Patrick actively volunteers and advocates for causes close to his heart, particularly in supporting youth, education, and entrepreneurs. His dedication extends to mentoring aspiring talents at several technology incubator programs, where he shares his wealth of experience and knowledge. Additionally, he proudly contributes as a charter member of thea100.org and thec100.org, further cementing his commitment to fostering growth and innovation within the technology landscape.
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