Laura Hantho is an advisor and investor in early stage Internet and mobile technology companies. She also serves as: a member of the Ivey Advisory Board; an Executive-in-Residence for the Ivey Consulting Project; and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Ivey New Venture Project at the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Laura co-founded two successful companies: The King West Club (sold in 2008) and Webhelp (sold in 2003). Webhelp was twice ranked one of “Canada’s Hottest Start-ups” by Profit magazine and one of “Canada’s 25 Most Promising Internet Companies” by Bain & Company. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Laura had a successful 14-year career with IBM Canada Ltd. where she held various executive positions and was the recipient of 13 major awards for outstanding results.
She is a Certified Director and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She also holds an Honours BComm from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Laura is passionate about accelerating innovation in Canada.