Candice Faktor

Venture Partner

AI, Consumer, Network Effect Platforms, SaaS

Candice has spent her entire career in tech and innovation – as a founder, executive, corporate innovator, and investor. She served as the Global GM and Head of Business at Wattpad, one of the world’s largest content platforms (acquired by Naver) and recently launched a new company, a platform for knowledge creators and orgs to build live learning empires. A prolific investor, Candice managed Faktory Ventures, an early stage fund focused on software and artificial intelligence. She also built a corporate venture arm for Torstar, one of Canada’s largest media companies.

Candice previously sat on the board of Coveo, the leading AI platform for enterprise, and is a frequent speaker on innovation and entrepreneurship, including hosting, a learning community for 3000+ innovators, featuring thought leaders at the intersection of strategy, leadership, and innovation. Candice is also a co-founder of Elevate, the largest tech festival in Canada.

Candice holds an HBA from the Ivey School of Business. She lives in Toronto with her filmmaker husband, two boys, and Covid-pup Sasha.


Ivey School of Business (HBA)

Additional roles
Disco, Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Faktory Ventures, Founder & Managing Director
Wattpad, General Manager & Head of Business
Coveo, Board Member & Interim CMO
Elevate Festival and Elevate AI, Co-Founder & Co-Producer
Creative Destruction Lab, first Associate class
Torstar Digital, Co-Founder & VP Corp Dev
Monitor (Deloitte), Strategy Consultant

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Exited – All / Exited – Acquired
(Acquired by Naver)
Consumer Internet/Entertainment/Media
Toronto, Canada
Investment Lead:
Candice Faktor, David Hornik
David Hornik, Candice Faktor (Company Executive)

The world’s most-loved social storytelling platform, Wattpad, connects a global community of 90 million readers and writers through the power of story.