Sunil Sharma is Managing Director and "Chief Connector" for Extreme Startups, a world-class venture-backed tech accelerator based in the heart of downtown Toronto. Backed by 5 of Canada's premier VC funds, Extreme Startups looks to fund, connect and help grow Canada's next generation of technology companies. With a rigorous program of mentorship, corporate partnership and hands-on coaching, Extreme Startups has become a sough-after program for early-stage companies in the internet, social media, mobile, software, gaming, e-commerce domains and other sectoral domains. Prior to joining Extreme Startups Sunil was the International Director of Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) where he has been active in helping connect the Canadian venture capital and private equity industry with international funding partners and institutional investors. While working with the CVCA (Sunil still maintains an active role with the organization), Sunil was on assignment from Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade where he served as a member of Canada's Foreign Service. Most recently Sunil was appointed Head of Consulate at Canada's Consulate in San Diego, California.