Founder - The Narwhal Project
Charles Plant is a serial entrepreneur, innovation economist, and fractional CFO. As founder of The Narwhal Project, he works with technology startups to help them figure how to raise funding and scale their businesses. He was co-founder and CEO for 15 years of Synamics, a telecommunications software firm. He has been co-founder of four, Board Chair at four and CFO of over a dozen emerging technology companies. He has worked on numerous financing and M&A transactions in investment banking, on the management committee and CFO of three venture capital firms, and as an advisor at a number of incubators. Charles has also served as an advisor to national, provincial and city governments on innovation policy. As an educator, Charles spent seven years on the faculty of York’s Schulich School of Business teaching in the MBA program and has taught innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto. He has an MBA in marketing, is a CPA/CA and has a PhD in economics.