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SideDrawer attracts venture industry and technology veteran Ray Sharma to its Board of Directors

Toronto, Ontario - (News Release - January 20, 2020) - SideDrawer, the first truly mobile friendly digital estate and family planning tool, is pleased to announce Ray Sharma, the Managing Partner and Founder of Extreme Venture Partners to its Board of Directors.

"We could not be more thrilled to have Ray join our Board! For us, this validates our concept, vision, product and market opportunity for what we are trying to achieve. Ray's tremendous track record in starting, scaling, growing and exiting technology businesses will help us achieve our goals" said Gaston Siri, CEO & Co-Founder.

Ray is the founder and CEO of Extreme Venture Partners, one of Canada's top seed stage venture fund. Ray and Extreme Venture Partners has lead funded or founded 100+ startups with a world-class track record in seed investments including exits to Apple, Google, Electronic Arts, McKesson, Salesforce and others. In addition, Ray has founded Xtreme Labs (Canada's largest mobile app developer at time of acquisition); Extreme Innovations, (acquired) a startup that created startups; Extreme Accelerator, a next-gen accelerator with a focus on bringing international startups to Toronto. Other notable startups that Ray has co-founded includes Thinkdata, Hackworks, XMG Studio, and Hackergal.

Previously Ray spent 10 years on Bay Street & Wall Street in investment banking research. During that period Ray was the top-ranked wireless technology analyst based on Greenwich and Brendan Woods International surveys of fund managers for 5 of 8 eligible years.

Ray's community service includes the Ontario Judicial Council; Royal Ontario Museum Board of Trustees; Treasury Board of Canada Advisory Board; founder and leader of national hackathon competitions Great Canadian Appathon, Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE), and Hackergal. Hackergal is the organizer of the largest Hackathon ever held in Canada.

About SideDrawer

SideDrawer is a secure and real-time Life Planning and Organization platform that allows you to easily organize and share your personal and family information and important contacts -from any device- including banking, investments, identity, real estate and all other critical information. SideDrawer offers guided organization, and the flexibility to provide as much or as little information as you like. With a user-friendly interface, and permission-based settings, you can invite collaborators to help you with your documents allowing easy access to your trusted advisors and loved ones. For more information, please visit:, download our mobile apps on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or visit our web-app at