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Anthony Lacavera

Anthony Lacavera

Anthony Lacavera is the Founder and Chairman of Globalive. He is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and champion of innovation.

Anthony founded Globalive in 1998 with a $25,000 small business loan from the Royal Bank of Canada after graduating from the University of Toronto Computer Engineering School in 1997.

Since 1998, Globalive has founded 12 companies in the telecommunications industry, providing services to businesses and consumers as well as supplying software to the industry.

Anthony has led Globalive to raise over USD $1.5 Billion in capital for Globalive businesses. Anthony has led Globalive to raise almost CAD$2 Billion in private capital to bring more competition to the telecommunications industry, and through Globalive he has invested in over 200 companies in the technology, media, and telecom industries.

In 2008 Anthony founded the wireless carrier WIND Mobile, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 2008 – 2015. WIND Mobile became Canada’s fourth largest wireless network and included over 1,500 cell sites and 300 stores nationally with over 1200 employees. WIND Mobile was acquired by Shaw Communications for USD $1.3 Billion in March 2016.

As a result of his work with Globalive Anthony was named Canada’s CEO of the Year in 2010 by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine and was included on Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 list. Anthony was named one of the Top 50 Executives in Canada by Power & Influence magazine in 2014.