Yung Wu | CEO
MARS DISCOVERY DISTRICT
Yung Wu is a pioneering entrepreneur and serial investor. Under Wu’s leadership, MaRS will continue to advance prosperity through entrepreneurial achievement. Previously, Wu was chair of NFQ Ventures, an early-stage investment firm based in Toronto. He has a track record of founding, scaling and actively backing several groundbreaking startups, including: Castek Software, an insurance software vendor that was sold to a division of Oracle in 2007; Fuse Powered, a mobile analytics and big data firm that was purchased by Upsight in 2016; and Antibe Therapeutics, a biotech company developing medicines to treat pain and inflammation. Wu has been recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” leaders and for leading one of the country’s “50 Best Managed Private Companies.”
Located in the heart of Canada’s largest and the world’s most diverse city, MaRS is uniquely placed to lead change. We bring together educators, researchers, social scientists, entrepreneurs and business experts under one roof. Founded by civic leaders, we have a mission that is equal parts public and private — an entrepreneurial venture designed to bridge the gap between what people need and what governments can provide.