Michael Serbinis

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Board Member

Michael Serbinis is the founder and CEO of The Everlong Project, a new digital health startup in stealth mode, launching in 2015. Michael is a leader known as a visionary entrepreneur who has built several transformative technology platforms across industries.

Most recently Michael was the founder and CEO of Kobo, a digital reading company that burst onto the publishing scene in 2009, driving $110M in sales in its very first year, becoming the only global competitor to Amazon’s Kindle with 20 million customers in 190 countries. Michael sold Kobo to Japanese Internet giant Rakuten for $315M in 2012 and positioned the Canadian startup as an industry leader.

Prior to Kobo, Michael founded and sold cloud storage pioneer DocSpace for $568M in 2000, and he worked tirelessly to turnaround Critical Path - a global provider of messaging services who ran one third of the world’s email. Michael also developed network routing technology at Microsoft, and search engine technology at Zip2, later sold to Altavista for $300M.

Mike is currently the founder of Three Angels Capital, a member of the Board of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Board of Trustees at the Ontario Science Centre, and is a member of YPO. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from Queens University and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. Once upon a time, Michael developed a quantum cryptography system, and a high temperature superconductor propulsion system that won Gold at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, and numerous other awards, sponsorships and jobs from Nasa, Rockwell Aerospace and Intel.