Streams: Climate, Compute
Michael Henson is a partner at Aqua Mergers + Acquisitions, a boutique M&A advisory firm specializing in high-tech life science companies driven by social purpose. He is also currently the CTO of Lavo | FRANC, a startup in renewable energy and sustainability.
Michael is a veteran entrepreneur with expertise in AI, machine vision and large-scale software engineering, having managed and scaled startup companies for over 30 years. He co-founded augmented and virtual reality companies like FTSY (solving problems in footwear and apparel sizing with leading-edge AI and computer vision) and VXT (virtual reality technology for entertainment), among many others.
Michael is passionate about mentoring early-stage startups. He has taken an executive-in-residence position at BCTIA (BC Tech Association), helping to strengthen Vancouver’s commercial technology community, and as an entrepreneurship mentor at entrepreneurship@UBC (an incubator at the University of British Columbia) to support the commercialization of university-based deep science technology research.