Founder and Managing Partner
• Chairman – MolecuLight, eSight Eyewear, RNA Diagnostics
• Director: Flosonics, Exact Imaging, Retispec, Think Research
• Fellow, Creative Destruction Lab, Healthcare Stream
Sam founded iGan Partners, Canada’s largest and most active MedTech VC investor. iGan Partners started as a personal investment vehicle in 2012 and subsequently started its first fund in 2017. Collectively iGan has supported the creation of over 20 successful medical device, digital health and tech companies in Canada.
Sam has over 20 years of entrepreneurial, technology and venture capital experience and is actively involved in evaluating, structuring and executing iGan’s investments. He works very closely with portfolio companies to help them get through regulatory hurdles and then to scale. He has a passion for developing new technologies especially in healthcare where they have a global impact.
Prior to founding iGan, Sam co-founded Visualsonics along with Dr Stuart Foster. Visualsonics grew to become the largest imaging modality for mice and became an indispensable tool in pre-clinical mice models. Visualsonics was supporting healthcare research worldwide when it was sold to Sonosite who was subsequently purchased by Fuji Medical.
Prior to Visualsonics, Sam founded Brighter Minds Media, a digital media company for children. Brighter Minds developed interactive learning materials for young children. Its products were sold in over thirty countries and translated into over 12 languages.
Prior to Visualsonics, Sam founded Tri-Link Technologies. Tri-Link built and brought to market one of the world’s first IP-PBX products, essentially making the phone network part of the computer network. This leading-edge technology is now being used on phone networks worldwide.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from McGill University and an MBA from the John Molson School of Business.