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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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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.