Ray Sharma is the top-ranked wireless technology analyst and a leader in the technology development and investment economy with specific expertise in mobile.
Sharma has been involved as a founder in several startups of interest. He is the founder and Executive Managing Partner of Extreme Venture Partners, which is an accomplished venture capital firm, as determined by exits and investment returns. He is also the founder and Chairman of XMG Studio, a critically acclaimed game studio with tens of millions of fans worldwide and former Chairman of Xtreme Labs, a World-class mobile and web application developer. At the time of its sale to private investors, Xtreme Labs was Canada’s largest mobile app developer.
Previously Sharma spent over 10 years in wireless technology investment banking research. During that period he was the top-ranked wireless technology analyst based on Greenwich and Brendan Woods International surveys of fund managers for 5 of 8 eligible years. During his research career Sharma evangelized a vision that the smartphone represents a generational shift in computing away from the PC.
Sharma has shared his experiences at events worldwide including the Milken Institute Global Conference (Los Angeles), FICCI Frames (Mumbai), Mobile Games Forum (London), Scotia Capital Apps Conference (Toronto), CTIA Mobile Web & Apps (San Francisco); guest lectures at MIT Sloan School of Management, University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, Stanford Business School.
Sharma serves the community through appointments including: Board of Trustees, Royal Ontario Museum and Advisory Panel on Open Government.