Dr. Ian Burgess - Validere
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Dr. Ian Burgess

Co-Founder & President


Ph.D., Applied Physics

Harvard University 

Board Member 

NEXT Canada 

Former Senior Venture Partner 

Pioneer Fund

Bachelor, Math and Physics

University of Waterloo



Oil and Gas Tech (AI / ML)
Energy Transition & ESG
Energy Tech Innovation


Ian is an interdisciplinary scientist whose inventions have been recognized with an R&D 100 Award and featured in Scientific American, Chemical & Engineering News, Nature Photonics, and Materials Today.


He has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard and a Bachelor’s in Math and Physics from the University of Waterloo.


Ian sits on the Board of Directors of ​NEXT Canada​ — non-profit that provides education, mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs, and was a Senior Venture Partner at ​Pioneer Fund​, a leading seed-stage VC funded and run by Y Combinator alumni to help the next generation of startups get off the ground.


Outside the office, he enjoys spending time with his daughters and playing golf.

Ian’s Press Appearances

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