Episode 9 | Paul Desmarais III

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The Capitalize for Kids Podcast is back with a brand new season of interviews with Canadian leaders in business and philanthropy.

On this week’s episode, we speak with Paul Desmarais III. While Paul is the grandson of the Canadian business magnate who founded Power Corp, he has forged his own path forward. He acts as the Chairman and CEO of Sagard Holdings, the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Portag3 Ventures, and the Chairman and co-founder of Diagram. At the helm of Portag3 Ventures, he has built one of the biggest Canadian venture capital firms in the fintech space and invested in a number of prominent startups – most notably Wealthsimple. We spoke to Paul about carving out a role for himself at Power Corp and his views on the Canadian tech landscape.