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Jan Arp

Holt Accelerator

Managing Partner




Jan is Managing Partner & co-Founder of Holt Accelerator that has currently invested in 20 early stage Canadian and International fintech startups. Previously, he Founded Fintech Cadence, a non-profit that has trained thousands of individuals in fintech, resulting in the creation of +100 fintech projects. Prior to this, he was Head of Finance at, helping it from incorporation to Series A, as well as Head of Finance at District 3, helping 20 early stage teams raise more than $15 million. He began his career as a Consultant for billion dollar investment banking projects in the satellite sector. He holds an MBA from HEC, a finance degree from the University of Ottawa, passed II levels of the CFA, and was awarded Montreal Ambassador of the year (2018) from the Montreal Startup Awards.