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Austin Hill

Austin Hill is a Canadian entrepreneur and angel investor. As the founder of a number Canadian startups he is active in the Canadian Venture, Angel and Startup communities.

He is currently a founder & CEO of Akoha, Chairman and co-founder of Standout Jobs and was previously a co-founder of Zero-Knowledge Systems, Total.Net, Infobahn Online Servives.

In 2001 Austin was awarded the 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Emerging Entrepreneur in Quebec. In 2002 Austin was named a Technology Pioneer of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Austin is an advisory board member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and a past Board member of the Information Technology Association of Canada. He serves on the advisory board of the Atwater Library Digital Literacy project, is a research fellow for Coburn Ventures, and through his angel investment firm Brudder Ventures advises a number of Canadian start-ups and entrepreneurs. He is a Board Member of Anges Quebec and a Venture Partner at iNovia Capital.

Austin’s work on the issues of privacy, governance and technologies of social change have been profiled on 60 Minutes, CNN and ABC News and covered in Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He speaks around the world on the issues of social entrepreneurship, civic society and the technologies of social change, and the role of entrepreneurs and corporations as agents of change in society.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
BumpTop 5/2008Seed$1.65M4
Standout Jobs 1/2008Series AC$1.57M10



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