Richard T. Groome

Founder & MAnaging Partner

Mr. Groome strives to be a part of the spark and team that create the next big thing and make a real difference in today's world.  With over 33 years of experience in disruptive start ups and small cap emerging growth companies, Mr. Groome has managed to take several companies to be recognized as billion dollar enterprises. He believes positive disruption can be achieved through innovation, perseverance and good governance scaled globally. He is relentless in his efforts to recognize opportunities and aims to be a market disrupter in fin-tech, technology, agriculture, medical & biotechnology, new mineral discoveries and electric vehicle metals. 

Through NDC, Mr. Groome directs his efforts to connect and work with companies that share his mission and values. His passion has carried him to manage or participate in over 400 financings, representing some $4 billion, and to be known as one of the preeminent financiers of small and medium sized emerging growth companies in Canada.

He co-founded and founded Marleau Lemire Securities and Groome Capital respectively. He was also a director of the CDNX Exchange, the predecessor of the TSX Venture exchange for several years and currently sits on the boards of directors for several private and public companies. See CSR for involvement with various philanthropic projects. 

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Ahmed khaled

business development analyst

Mr. Khaled is driven in his search and development of young startups that carry the potential and mission to create a paradigm shift in their space. He moved to Canada to pursue his education and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Capilano University and the University of British Columbia. Mr. Khaled launched several small business ventures and equipped himself with the right educational material to turn his focus on revolutionizing the fintech, communications and mining spaces. He is a data and market analyst that is involved in pursuing strategic partnerships through prospecting and relationship management.