Shyam joined Yaletown in 2017, and is the firm’s Montreal-based partner. Shyam is a successful entrepreneur with more than 40 years experience in research, operation management and business development in the high-tech industry. Shyam co-founded SDP Telecom Inc. and led the company for more than 15 years until SDP was acquired in 2014 by Molex LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries. Shyam then co-founded Somel Investments, leading private financing in and serving as a director for five high-tech, emerging growth companies in Quebec. Shyam is the recipient of numerous awards for his entrepreneurial success, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, the Technology Fast 500 in North America for two consecutive years, and the Quebec Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award in 2009.