tedDr. Funk is a sponsor of TED, now basing its annual international event in his hometown of Vancouver, B.C.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading – through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.

xprize001Dr. Funk serves on the Innovations Board of the XPrize Foundation. XPRIZE is a non-profit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit mankind.

race4change_picRace4Change is the brainchild of Doctor Steven Funk: an American-born entrepreneur and philanthropist. Funk completed the 2009 Safari in a Peugeot 504 Coupe, supporting Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ingrid Munro and her Jamii Bora microfinance association. The effort promoted Jamii Bora all across East Africa and changed many lives.

aspen_propertiesDr Funk founded Aspen Properties in 1995, which became the fastest growing owner and manager of one of the largest portfolios of pure city core office commercial real estate in Western Canada. He sold his North American interests in 2007, and today owns and overseas one of the largest rainforest holding in Central America.

impark_logoDr. Funk built the largest fund management business in Investor Category Immigrant Funds to Canada, acquired Imperial Parking, which during his tenure rose to become one of the dominant car park management companies in North America and Asia.

unitus_capital4Dr. Funk is a founding director of Unitus, and founding funder of Unitus Capital, now the largest boutique investment banking group in the microenterprise space which recently surpassed $1 billion in funding initiatives.

balam_jungle-estatesThe Balam Jungle Estates (“BJE”) is situated in the southeast corner of the Corozal District, just south of where the Yucatan Peninsula greets the Caribbean Sea.  Both the Northern and Southern Bulkhead areas are located on the property and the coastal waters offshore are often referred to as part of the “Belizean Riviera.”

bc_childrens_hospitalDr. Funk provides financial donations to B.C. Children’s Hospital. British Columbia Children’s Hospital is a medical facility located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. It specializes in health care for patients from birth to age 17

bold_capital_partnersDr Steven Funk is an investor and Member of the Investment Advisory Board of Bold Capital Partners. Peter Diamandis, Teymour Boutrus-Ghali, and Neil Bhadkamkar’s Bold Capital Partners will invest in “exponential transformation.”

human_longevity_incDr. Funk is a founding shareholder of Human Longevity Inc. Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) is the genomics-based, technology-driven company creating the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype and clinical data.

workiva_logoDr Steven Funk is founding shareholder in Workiva. Workiva Inc. created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability.

ypo_logoDr. Steven Funk is a member of YPO. The Young Presidents’ Organization is a global network of young chief executives with approximately 22,000 members in more than 125 countries.

EventChain International SmartTickets Pte. Ltd.: Dr. Funk is an advisor to EventChain SmartTickets, a blockchain project lead by Ashton Addison, and has been instrumental in establishing the business since the early stages. Dr Funk’s ongoing support, advice and extensive international connections have aided EventChain in entering established markets that might otherwise be tough to reach due to monopolization. Dr. Funk and Jay Addison, the President of EventChain and Dr Funks long term personal technical advisor, are dedicated to disrupting industries through innovative technology like blockchain.

Special Envoy: In 2016, Dr. Funk was appointed by the British Columbia Government as the Special Envoy to LA for Film and Digital Media.  Dr. Funk took on the position for $1.00 per year unpaid as an effort to support the burgeoning growth of the overall film, media, digital arts, and technological advancements for the Province. Among recent accomplishments, he helped recruit and land the new 200,000 sf SkyDance film studio.  The SkyDance studio will do upwards or more of $100M in TV and film production per year.  And, a soon to be announced Virtual Reality content production studio, along with the active promotion of a growing presence for film production in the interior of the Province.

Canadian Maple Leaf Group of Fund: A first major endeavour of Dr. Funk, after living in Hong Kong in the 1980’s, was to support a few close friends in immigrating to Canada.  That became an enterprise in which his team built the largest and most successfully managed group of Investor Funds in the country.  8 funds raised some $250,000,000M invested in 4 Canadian provinces in well over $1B worth of business enterprise development.  The funds were uniquely structured, with regulated requirements to invest in enterprises of $35M or less in assets – by any definition start-ups, early stage, and risk venture.  The funds were also required to allow investor redemption of capital after 3 years.  This was somewhat an “oil and water” regulated approach to venture investing and, for most, a problematic task.  The Canadian Maple Leaf Group of Funds, with excellent and unique and conservative investment approaches managed profitability and redemptions in a timely fashion throughout the lifecycles of the group of Funds marking themselves amongst the most respected, if not the most respected, funds in the country