Trellis Capital is a Toronto-based financing firm that invests primarily in Canadian growth companies which operate in the technology sector.

The Team

Sunil Selby

Managing Partner | selby@trelliscapital.com | +1 416 398 2299

Sunil Selby is the Founder and Managing Partner of Trellis Capital Corporation. He plays an active role in the companies Trellis invests in, including assisting them with their go-to-market strategy and business development activities, especially if applicable to India

Prior to starting Trellis in May 2000, Sunil was Director of the Advanced Technology Fund of Royal Bank Capital Partners, the venture capital subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. During his eleven-year tenure with the company, he invested in approximately 35 companies, structuring and negotiating deals, playing an active role as a Director on the Boards of these companies, influencing senior management effectively, and ultimately negotiating optimal exits.

Sunil is Chair and/or Director on the Boards of several of Trellis’s portfolio companies. He has been a Board member of the Canadian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, and is currently on their Board’s International and Professional Development Committees. Sunil is on the Advisory Board of the Centre of Commercialization of Research of the Ontario Centres of Excellence and is also on the Investment Committee of the Investment Accelerator Fund.

Sunil has taught venture capital and private equity investing at the Rotman’s and the Michael de Groote School of Business, and guest lectures at these and the Schulich School of Business.

Sunil has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and is a CA (India) and CGA (Ontario).

 

Dominic Talalla

Managing Partner | talalla@trelliscapital.com | +1 416 398 8420

Dominic joined Trellis Capital in 2005 as Managing Partner. In this position he assumes interim operational roles in portfolio companies that require hands-on assistance. Dominic is currently CEO of one of Trellis’s portfolio companies, Datec Coating Corporation, which, under his leadership has grown from a pre-commercial stage to now being entrenched with several blue-chip customers. When not operating companies, he pursues investment opportunities that meet Trellis’ investment criteria.

Prior to joining Trellis, Dominic spent over four years with BDC Venture Capital focusing his time evaluating and investing in Advanced Technology companies and was Director on the Board of several technology companies.

Previously, Dominic was at General Electric where he was General Manager of the Canadian Sales Operation for the Industrial Systems Business. In this role, he grew the business and expanded the division in the commercial and residential electrical equipment markets. During his nine-year tenure with GE, he also held various sales, marketing and finance positions in Vancouver, Toronto and the U.S.

Dominic is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering and Management from McMaster University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Apart from being CEO of Datec Coating Corporation, Dominic sits on the Boards of Directors of several of Trellis’s portfolio companies.

Dominic has taught Venture Capital at the Michael de Groote School of Business, McMaster University and is a member of the Board of Advisors for McMaster’s Xerox Centre of Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

 

Abhishek Krishnamoorthy (“Abhi”)

Investment Director | krish@trelliscapital.com | +1 647 987 4798

Abhi is an Investment Director with Trellis Capital and is actively involved with screening potential investments, structuring deals, and working with the portfolio companies in which Trellis invests. Prior to joining Trellis, Abhi was a member of the Business Valuation team at Deloitte where he worked on several valuations for mergers and acquisitions, tax, and litigation purposes for both private and public companies. Abhi was also a member of the Strategy and Operations team at Deloitte where he worked on various market penetration strategies, funding strategies, and finance transformation engagements for organizations in the financial services, energy and resources, and non-profit sectors.

Beyond his interest in investing, Abhi enjoys assisting the community and has served as General Board Member at VitaCentre, an organization that specializes in social services for young families. He is also an avid sportsman and has represented the country as Captain of the Canadian U-19 Cricket team.

Abhi received his Honours Bachelors of Mathematics and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Waterloo. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant in Ontario and Chartered Financial Analyst Level 3 Candidate.