EarlyBird, a mobile app that promotes investing for kids, announced a $4 million seed round on Monday, led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six. Other strategic partnerships in the round included Gemini’s Frontier Fund along with Rarebreed Ventures, Fiat Ventures, Network Ventures, NBA Player Thaddeus Young’s Reform Ventures, and Alex Lieberman, executive chairman and co-founder of Morning Brew, among others.
John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.