Guillaume Parent is President and co-founder of Gallea, the largest art distribution network in Canada. An engineer by training, Guillaume comes from a family of artists who practiced and taught visual art without ever being able to make a living from it. In 2016, he therefore decided to create Gallea in order to democratize access to local art through a web platform and a network of exhibition venues.
In addition, Guillaume had the chance to participate in several startup coaching programs such as MT Lab, Zu, Cabinet Créatif, ACET and FounderFuel in addition to leading a $1.5M financing round from international investors to make art accessible worldwide through technology. Finally, Guillaume is involved in the Montreal startup community as a speaker as well as supporting several startups in the techno-creative field.