We bring out the best in businesses

We Bring Out the Best in Businesses

We look for opportunities where our values and principles align with those of current ownership and management.

We are experienced, active investors who will identify where we can add value and help develop a strategy that benefits all parties.

We believe in fair and open processes that help us all achieve our goals.

Our Portfolio

Current Investments

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Teligence Capital is invested with

Neon

neon.cc Product Company
Neon is a product company. We partner with great people to make game changing products that matter. Our capabilities include product strategy, design, development and optimization. Neon is one of the few product companies in the world that can take an idea and ship a validated market ready product that can scale. We are triple‑bottom line focused and create products that do good while minimizing impact on our world.
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Teligence Capital is invested with

CheckingIn

checkingin.co Secure Mobile App
CheckingIn is a secure mobile app that helps you increase self‑awareness and practice daily mindfulness. Check in everyday to self‑report mood and energy and to receive a daily reflection. The app identifies and quantifies trends in simple reports that allow you to elevate your mood and connect more deeply with the people you care about. Developed by Neon.
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Teligence Capital is invested with

Teligence

www.teligence.net Telecommunications
Teligence started out in 1990 as a chat line for singles and grew to become the leader in voice‑enabled social networking. As a result of being at the forefront of the industry for 25 years, they have led technological innovation in such fields as IVR, payment processing and data analytics. Teligence has stayed at the front of the evolution of social media and now provides some of the most robust and feature rich mobile products available, making it possible to connect millions of people every day/month worldwide for friendship, dating or fun.
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Teligence Capital is invested with

Progressive Computing

Telecommunications
In 2014 Teligence Capital completed the acquisition of Progressive Computing’s interactive voice response business as a strategic complement to the Teligence business. Shortly after completing this acquisition, we were able to significantly improve revenue and profitability while retaining the majority of the original team. With an unbroken history of significant profitability, this acquisition established Teligence Capital’s credibility for operational excellence.
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Teligence Capital is invested with

Social Tech Unlimited

www.socialtechunlimited.com Mobile Applications
Social Tech Unlimited develops and markets leading‑edge mobile applications and interactive voice response systems. They also offer integrated voice platform ‘turn‑key’ solutions that provide their clients reliable and robust performance to support their brands.

Past Investments

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Teligence Capital has invested with

Out Of The Sandbox

outofthesandbox.com Theme Provider
Out of the Sandbox is one of the leading theme providers in the Shopify marketplace. By acquiring Out of the Sandbox In 2017, Teligence Capital's Pixel Union consolidated its position as the pre‑eminent premium theme partner for Shopify. Teligence Capital sold Out of the Sandbox along with Pixel Union in March 2019.
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Teligence Capital has invested with

Pixel Union

www.pixelunion.net Web Design and Applications
Pixel Union is on the leading edge of eComm. They are the creator of the most sought after ‘themes’ (web templates) and applications for the Shopify platform. Since acquiring Pixel Union in 2014, Teligence Capital has helped focus the business and drive over 5X growth. In 2017 alone, Teligence Capital led and completed 3 significant acquisitions along with an elegant debt facility for Pixel Union that doubled both their top and bottom line. Teligence Capital sold Pixel Union along with Out of the Sandbox in March 2019.
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Teligence Capital has invested with

Lead Giant Media

leadgiantmedia.com Online Media
In 2017, Teligence Capital partnered with a long time service provider to establish a digital media agency focused on innovative affiliate marketing campaigns. Leveraging our operational expertise has enabled Lead Giant to quickly become the industry leader in pay per call marketing. Although Lead Giant is just getting started, we are impressed with how fast they have carved out a reputation for performance and integrity in the digital media industry.
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Teligence Capital has invested with

Lions Gate Risk Management Group

www.lgrmg.ca Risk Management, Consulting, and Investigation Services
In 2017, Teligence Capital led the combination of two of western Canada’s leaders in the risk and security industry creating a full service risk and security firm positioned to service the regions mega‑capital projects.
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Teligence Capital has invested with

webpage.ly

www.webpage.ly Search Engine Optimization
In 2014 Teligence Capital incubated Webpage.ly out of a vision to make it ridiculously easy to drive traffic to your website using affordable key word terms. Webpage.ly was built from the ground up to streamline the ‘On‑Page SEO’ as a monthly recurring service which would grow into an autonomous application. Webpage.ly struggled to gain traction in a crowded space controlled by the internet giants like Google. In 2017, together with our partners we made the best of the situation by distributing the assets which maximized the value available for everyone.
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Teligence Capital has invested with

DIG Investigations & Security

digpi.ca Private Investigations
Teligence Capital made a small investment in DIG in 2014 and then leaned in to establish process‑led management techniques that built on the existing surveillance skill and industry relationships. In 2017, Teligence Capital initiated the merger of DIG with Lions Gate Risk Management Group, representing a strategic merger between two western Canadian leaders in complimentary aspects of the burgeoning risk and security industry.
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Teligence Capital has invested with

Smart App Mobile

SMS Payments
Smart App Mobile was incubated by Teligence Capital as a mobile payment solution provider that functioned across all North America mobile carriers. Both Teligence and Smart App Mobile enjoyed tremendous returns for several years from this business until changes in billing and payment applications were introduced by the carriers. When the mobile carriers effectively closed this opportunity, with our partner we wound things up cleanly and transitioned most of the talent into the Teligence mobile development team.
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Teligence Capital has invested with

On-Q

International Contact Center
A Columbia based call centre specializing in high touch customer service for phone based sales companies.

Our Team

Meet the faces behind Teligence Capital

Cameron Sobolik

Cameron Sobolik

CEO

Cameron is a growth maven, having previously taken Telus Mobility’s integrated CRM/billing from 92k subs to 2m+ and 360 Networks from 1 office to 50+ offices around the globe. The 360 race for growth (it truly was a race in those days) included acquisitions, mergers, and untold integrations of people and systems. He has continued that drive with great success for over 10 years at Teligence and Teligence Capital, starting as CTO before moving to CEO.

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Cameron Sobolik

Cameron Sobolik

CEO

Rob Madigan

Rob Madigan

Chairman

Rob is the founder and Chairman of Teligence and Teligence Capital. He built Teligence from scratch into a $100M+ company with 450 employees, at the peak. Having stepped back from day‑to‑day operations of the company he focuses now on private equity investments and mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Rob Madigan

Rob Madigan

Chairman

Peter Gill

Peter Gill

CFO

Peter has worked in finance for over 25 years, both on the corporate side as CFO of private and public companies and on the investment management side running a successful hedge fund for a number of years. He is a CPA, CGA and CFA charterholder and brings extensive experience in operations and general management as well as negotiation and deal‑making. Peter started his career as a systems design engineer with clients including Merrill Lynch and Georgia Pacific.

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Peter Gill

Peter Gill

CFO

Ian MacLeod

Ian MacLeod

General Counsel

In addition to his general legal and management skills, Ian has extensive transaction experience ‑ both in his 13 years at Teligence and before that at 360 Networks ‑ and is a key reason why Teligence Capital can continue to close new deals and bring on new companies and partners efficiently and with integrity. Ian is also an accomplished tax planner ‑ ensuring optimal deal structure.

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Ian MacLeod

Ian MacLeod

General Counsel

Ivelina Vladimirova

Ivelina Vladimirova

President and COO

Ivelina started her career as a Telecom Engineer and rapidly moved through software project management and affiliate marketing before becoming Chief Operating Officer at Teligence. She oversees all areas of the business including software development, operations, marketing, HR and customer service, and doubles as a primary trouble‑shooter for software development in other portfolio companies.

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Ivelina Vladimirova

Ivelina Vladimirova

President and COO

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