Managing Partner

Christian Lassonde

Christian is the Founder and Managing Partner of Impression Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investing in companies that either improve current financial products or develop new products that ultimately provide lower costs or better access for consumers. Impression Ventures has invested in over 20 businesses in Canada and the US. Investments include Wealthsimple, Symend, Brim Financial, Fraction, Safekeep, Goose and many others. Christian sits on numerous corporate boards including Brim, Sensibill, Finaeo, Fraction, and 401Go.

Christian is a serial entrepreneur, having started four technology companies prior to Impression Ventures. He spent a decade in San Francisco, California building Virtual Greats, a luxury online property rights broker, and Millions of Us, a leading social media digital agency. Prior to that he built software for Second Life, LucasArts and Electronic Arts and sold solutions to Sony, Nike, Warner Brothers, General Motors, Coca-Cola, Intel and many other Fortune 500 companies.

He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco, a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Western University. In 2022 Christian was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ontario Tech University.