Michael Owens

Board Member, Absorb Software

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Rockies

Stream: Prime

Michael founded a Saas business called Absorb Software in 2003, which offers a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) software to over 23 million users at more than 1,400 organizations in 34 countries. The Alberta-based company has offices in London, Dublin, Tampa, Boston, Salt Lake City, and Sydney. An entrepreneur at heart, Mike bootstrapped Absorb for the first 14 years; then after getting their first investment, they acquired and integrated 4 companies into the Absorb family. In 2021 an equity firm made a $500-million US investment in Absorb, and are still headquartered in Calgary, and proud to help grow the tech diversity in Alberta.