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 a co-founder of Validere, and serves as President and Chief Technology Officer. He is the technical and innovation lead at Validere and has become one of the leading industry experts, driving innovation through analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.


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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