As the Director, People & Community and first hire at Diagram, a launchpad for the most exciting ventures in insurance, financial services, and healthcare, he works to build world-class teams and workplaces, and lead community relations, PR, and partnerships for Diagram and its portfolio companies, Collage and Dialogue. By making much deeper commitments of resources and energy, focused on a smaller number of companies, Diagram gives brilliant Canadian ideas a platform to become global players. Karel also supports Portag3 Ventures to establish its market presence and reinforce the generational opportunity for financial technology in Canada.
Karel is the Founder of Spaces, a platform that showcases the offices of Canadian startups and technology companies to draw foreign and retain domestic talent, and provide opportunities for organizations and communities to tell stories about their spaces. He is also a contributor to BetaKit and sits on the advisory boards for StartUP HERE Toronto, Venture for Canada, and Singularity University's Canada GIC.