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Irving Ho

Entrepreneur • Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Co-Founder and VP, Finance, XMG Studio. Previously Associate Portfolio Manager, Giraffe Capital.

Co-Founder and VP, Finance, XMG Studio. Previously Associate Portfolio Manager, Giraffe Capital.

9 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In


XMG Studio
Globalive XMG


Co-Founder and VP, Finance XMG Studio October 2009 - present
Co-Founder and VP, Finance Globalive XMG March 2015 - March 2016
Associate Portfolio Manager Giraffe Capital May 2006 - May 2009
Research Associate BMO Nesbitt Burns March 2001 - March 2004
Research Associate Credit Suisse First Boston July 1999 - March 2001
Analyst Gluskin Sheff & Associates May 1997 - December 1998


Wilfrid Laurier University Finance 1993 - 1997

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Developers
  • • Data and Analytics
  • • Predictive analytics
  • • Product Development
  • • Product Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Mobile
  • • Sports
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

M&a • Game development • Game design • mobile devices • Mobile Applications

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Laura Smith
We worked together at XMG Studio  •  Student, Richard Ivey School of Business and Western University. Previously Mobile Engineer Intern, Pinterest.
Irving is always aware of new trends, products and opportunities. He is analytical, research-focused and knows how to achieve his goals.
Mark C. Wang
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Game Hive. Previously Marketing Manager and Mobile data analyst, XMG Studio. University of Waterloo grad.
Irving is a natural born leader who has great vision of the company he started and the industry as a whole. He work relentlessly on carrying ... out the product while effectively fundraising. Irving is also very analytical, knows to use metrics to keep focus on the important parts of the business.
Jeff Brunet
They're my investor  •  Serial entrepreneur and investor - currently Founder & President, CrowdCare Corporation and Board Member, CrowdCare, XMG, Groupie.
Irving is an intelligent, methodical, and rational startup exec. He is hardworking, driven and well connected. Highly recommended.
Sunil Sharma
We worked together  •  Director - Toronto, The Founder Institute and Executive-in-Residence, Communitech. University of Toronto grad. University of Victoria grad.
Irving is a great mix of finance and tech, has built one of North America's leading independent mobile game studios, and is a voracious cons ... umer of content.
Jason Della Rocca
We worked together  •  ICT Advisory Board Member, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and Co-Founder / Indie Evangelist, Execution Labs.
Irving is sharp and skilled at all things operational and financial. He has served as a great mentor, and supportive member of the startup/g ... ame community.
Nikolaos Papadakis
We worked together  •  Senior Mobile Engineer, Klokwerks--Creative Production Studio and Mobile Engineering Consultant, Optimal Mobile Solutions Inc..
Irving is an amazing co-founder. He brings years of experience to the table and he always seeks new knowledge in the fast changing world of ... Technology. He has a backgound in banking, financing and running a business from daily operations to strategic planning. Irving is a well rounded individual and will be a great addition as a cofounder. He knows everything mobile and provides the team with clear vision and wisdom.
Ian Kelso
They're my friends  •  CEO, supersonic MINDS and Owner, Modern World. York grad.
Irving was way ahead of the curve in contemplating the opportunities in mobile games at the arrival of the app ecosystem. He is a great list ... ener and communicator, and has a great facility to converge skills and knowledge from different sectors to arrive at highly successful solutions.
Bertina Lee
We worked together  •  Product Manager, Data Products, Points. Previously Analytics Manager, XMG Studio. University of Waterloo grad. University of Waterloo grad.
Irv knows the ins and outs of the mobile space, particularly in Toronto. He's great at staying on top of industry trends, rules, regulations ... , particularly as they pertain to finance and business.
Sahand Sojoodi
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and Managing Director, Extreme Innovations and Founder and Principal, Sojoodi Consulting. University of Waterloo grad.
If I were to distill why Irving is the perfect startup cofounder to one thing, it's his laser focus! When he sets his mind on finding a way ... to get something done, there's simply no stone he will leave unturned. He's also very creative and analytical in his approach to problem solving which is key for any startup. I have worked with Irving on a variety of projects as a vendor and a partner. I would absolutely recommend him as a cofounder and hope that we can team up again on a project in the future.

Jeff Brunet
Serial entrepreneur and investor - currently Founder & President, CrowdCare Corporation and Board Member, CrowdCare, XMG, Groupie.
Jeff has significant experience with technology companies and brings an acumen of business and technical knowledge. He would be an asset to ... any startup.