Lauren Ledwell

CEO, discoverygarden inc

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlantic

Stream: Prime

Lauren is the CEO of discoverygarden inc. discoverygarden provides digital repository solutions using the open-source Islandora digital asset management framework. She is also a Venture Partner with Tidal Venture Partner and an Investor with Angel Squad through the Hustle Fund. Before this, Lauren was an Advisor with the Holt Xchange in Montreal (Holt Xchange is a global fintech VC fund that invests in early/see/stage companies). Lauren has also held positions such as Assistant Vice President, Global Marketing & Innovation with Manulife in Toronto for over two years and was a co-founder of QuantumSense (QuantumSense is an artificial intelligence company founded in Canada and a successful graduate of the first quantum machine learning track of the CDL program in Toronto. It provides a top cross-modal semantic search engine that works on the sentence level).

Early on in her career, Lauren worked for RBC for over 6 years in positions such as Director, Product and Innovation, Director, Digital Transformation and Senior Manager, Strategy and Business Architecture.

Lauren is a 2015 MBA graduate from the Rotman School of Management and is an active participant in the CDL Reading Group.