Daryl Hatton is founder and CEO of FundRazr, one of the top 10 brands in the burgeoning global crowdfunding market according to Forbes magazine. In 2013 FundRazr won a Technology Innovation Award as Most Promising Startup by the BC Technology Industry Association and was included in the Profit Magazine Hot 50 as one of the fastest growing startups across all industries in Canada.
In over 30 years of software industry experience, Daryl has founded multiple start-ups and helped bring one, Optio, to a successful NASDAQ IPO in 1999. At Optio he was CTO/SVP of Development and was part of the M&A team. He actively serves as board member or advisor to multiple other start-ups in Canada including TalentClick, MyBestHelper and KeyCafe. He was advisor and board member of Backstage Technologies of Victoria, BC which was sold to Real Networks (RNWK) in 2010. He is also mentor and judge for the New Ventures BC business competition.
In 2013 Daryl was appointed Crowdfunding Ambassador for the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada. He is a founding member of the international Crowdfunding Industry Association CAPS Accreditation Council.
Outside the software industry Daryl is part President of North Shore Intermediate and North Shore Junior Lacrosse. He is also founding member of the West Coast Whisky Society.
Daryl lives in North Vancouver with his wife Myra and his two children, Ben and McKenna.