Solon Angel, founder, MindBridge Ai

Solon Angel
Editor's Note

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When you’ve launched a company that gets mentioned in the same breath as Airbnb, Google, Spotify and Twitter, you know you’ve made it.

That’s exactly what Solon Angel has accomplished with MindBridge Ai. The five-year-old artificial intelligence firm makes fraud-detection software that can read years of audit reports in a fraction of the time it would take a single set of human eyes. 

MindBridge’s technology quickly captured the attention of major financial institutions such as the Bank of England, and today the Ottawa company has more than 300 customers in 14 countries. The firm recently earned a coveted spot on the World Economic Forum’s list of 100 technology pioneers from around the world, joining an elite group of past honourees that includes the aforementioned tech giants.

To date, MindBridge Ai has raised more than $40 million in venture capital and now employs in excess of 100 people. It’s safe to say none of that would have happened with the sound leadership and guidance of Angel, who was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in accounting by website Accounting Today.

Before founding MindBridge in 2015, Angel was a senior executive, owner or founder of several tech ventures in Europe, the United States and Ottawa. A passionate backer of the local business community, he helped launch Fresh Founders, a group that brings entrepreneurs together to share ideas, and is an active mentor to younger members of the capital’s startup ecosystem.