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Justus Parmar on starting something from scratch and watching it grow

Justus Parmar, 36, is an entrepreneur and the managing director of Fortuna Investments, a Vancouver-based venture-capital firm. He also created and funds the Justus Parmar Group Scholarship Foundation, which awards scholarship funds to finance students at the University of British Columbia, and is an active board member and fundraiser for Face of Today, a charity working to end the stigma of mental health issues impacting youth.

I was born and raised in Duncan, B.C., a small town on Vancouver Island, and have been living in Vancouver for the past 14 years. My mother was a nurse and my father had a small import-export business.

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Justus Parmar, CEO of Fortuna Investments, on creating your own destiny

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Always looking to invest in the technologies of tomorrow, Justus Parmar has been one of the first to invest in everything from Canadian medicinal cannabis and Bitcoin to clean energy and lithium.


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Justus Parmar, Forty under 40 winner 2018

Beginning as an investment advisor 14 years ago, Justus Parmar rose quickly to the top by working at three brokerage firms before founding venture capital firm Fortuna Investments in 2015.

“Being a venture capitalist gives me the opportunity to have an effect on the world by investing in emerging technologies and industries that are shaping our future,” said Parmar….

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Justus Parmar

Justus Parmar is the Founder and Managing Director of Fortuna Investments, a Vancouver-based private capital firm specializing in venture capital investments. It has raised more than $300 million for 125 early stage companies and facilitated the IPO of 24 companies in areas including: Blockchain, Renewable energy, and Lithium exploration. A strong believer in giving back, Justus is an active board member and fundraiser for Face of Today, and Youth Education Farms and The Justus Parmar Group Scholarship Foundation.


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