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The Business Leadership Podcast: Michael Katchen, CEO of Wealthsimple

Michael Katchen is the CEO and co-founder of Wealthsimple, a leading online investing service operating in Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom. Before starting Wealthsimple, he worked at a YC-backed startup called 1000memories, and we sold the business to Ancestry.com in 2012.

At a very young age, Michael became very interested in investing when his sister randomly entered him into a stock picking contest. Michael won the contest and took his father to skiing.

He moved to San Francisco and was part of the tech community. Michael was a consultant at McKinsey doing work for banks and financial institutions. Then, a couple of his former colleagues got into YCombinator in 2010. They invited him to move to the Valley and help build a company. That gave him a chance to take a leap and be an entrepreneur.


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Edwin Frondozo
Edwin Frondozohttps://thebusinessleadership.com
The host of The Business Leadership Podcast. Canadian Entrepreneur located in Toronto. Co-Founder & CMO of Slingshot VoIP - Virtual PBX and Business VoIP Provider. Telecommunications Expert. Delivering Hosted & Cloud solutions for over 10 years. Marketing and Sales Engineer. Passionate about giving back.

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