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Ricky Lai is a Partner, Portage Ventures at Portage and joined the firm in 2017. As a member of Portage, Ricky invests in early-stage fintech opportunities globally. Ricky works closely with KOHO, Clark, Nesto, and TheGuarantors. He became a partner in 2021 and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

Prior to Portage, Ricky worked as an early employee at a startup focused on simplifying responsible consumer lending in the US. Ricky also spent time as an Associate at Mithril360, the analytics and portfolio management affiliate of Mithril Capital Management, a global technology investment firm. Prior to that, Ricky was a member of the deal advisory practice for KPMG, where he focused on strategic and financial investments in software and healthcare companies.

Ricky holds a B.Sc. and a M.Acc. from the University of Waterloo, specializing in Biotechnology and Accounting. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).

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