Waterloo Technology Spotlight

Five years ago, at the ripe old age of 36, Cameron Piron faced the enviable choice of effectively retiring and spending the rest of his career as an investor and adviser, sharing his hard-won expertise with promising tech startups.

The president of Toronto-based Synaptive Medical had just helped pull off one of the largest deals ever made for a Canadian medical devices firm, selling Sentinelle Medical, where he served as president and co-founder, for more that $85 million US. Sentinelle, a manufacturer of equipment for magnetic resonance imaging for breast cancer, was sold to Hologic Inc. of Bedford, Mass., a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of diagnostic equipment, medical imaging and surgical products.

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