Michael Katchen

Michael Katchen

Michael Katchen

Co-founder & CEO, Wealthsimple

Michael Katchen is the CEO and co-founder of Wealthsimple, a leading online investing service operating in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. In under three years, it has grown to manage over $2 billion for more than 75,000 people. Prior to founding Wealthsimple, Michael led product and marketing at 1000memories, a Y Combinator startup that was acquired by Ancestry.com in 2012. He has been called an Industry Mover by the Financial Post, a Change Agent by Canadian Business magazine, and one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life. He won Entrepreneur of the Year at the Canadian Startup Awards in 2017, is a winner of a EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, and was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.