Malcolm MacTaggart

Company Name

Spark Angels

Favourite Hangout

Station St Diner, Ajax


Leadership Profile

Malcolm was General Manager of Microsoft, during its formative years in Canada.  In his last corporate role, he grew a Canadian technology firm into a global business, sold it to a European private-equity group and retired from corporate life in 2006.  As an entrepreneur, he’s been involved in startups and launched the Spark Angel Network in 2012.

An MBA, CPA, CMA and Chartered Investment Manager, he now teaches in the business faculties at UOIT, Trent (Durham) and York University and is the Executive Director of the Spark Angels.  His vision was to create a group of local investors that would share the passion and commitment to help transform Durham from a metal-bashing to a knowledge-based economy.

Biggest Failure

Staying in the corporate world too long.

Biggest Success

Playing a small part in helping Durham’s economy shift from metal-bashing to knowledge-based.

Favourite Quote

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care”.


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