Mason is an experienced and highly-accomplished serial entrepreneur with over 10+ years of experience as a CFO of numerous SaaS, ag-tech, and health-tech start-ups, having significantly contributed to their growth financing, product-market fit efforts, and go-to-market strategies. He has also served as the CFO of several publicly traded companies in Canada, where he effectively led their go-public transactions and M&A roll-up strategies.
Mason Darabi is a CPA and venture partner at Candou, joining the company in 2023. Prior to that, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at First Bight Ventures and a two-time visionary Fintech founder. His extensive background in Canadian and global capital markets, both private and public, is highlighted by his founding and raising capital for the asset-backed financing platform Ovenue in Silicon Valley, where he also served as CEO and Chief Commercialization Officer.
In addition, Mason has held CPA positions for MNP LLP, Imperial Oil, RSM LLP, and PwC in Canada. He has also leveraged his engineering and project management skills in the IT industry, where he has been involved in a number of ERP implementations and Data Center developments