After the economic recession of 2008, the biggest successes can be linked to companies who realized and exploit the new possibilities Internet provides us. The new era of economy brought many changes through free and easy access of nearly everything by average people... Respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and 2-time Emmy-nominated media visionary, Leonard is called “a controversial torchbearer for the new world order” by BC Business magazine and is named one of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” by The Globe and Mail. A highly sought-after speaker, Leonard has lectured at leading institutions, including Stanford, the G8 and United Nations. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Award Winning Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-Selling Author and 2x Emmy Nominated Media Visionary

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Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order” and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best- selling author and a 2 time Emmy nominated media visionary. He has helped in raising millions of dollars for startup companies, been through one of the largest internet IPOs in history and has been involved in the building, financing and/or sale of five companies to date. In 2004, Leonard co-founded, and was CEO of, which is a pioneer in the field of citizen journalism. Leonard also acts as an advisor to venture capital funds in the US, Europe and Asia.