The Insight Behind Rogue
Suraj K. Gupta
Columbia Business School MBA
Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Schulich School of Business MBA | Canada's Top 40 Under 40 ®
WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ 2019
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Rogue Insight Capital is led by the Gupta Group’s second generation; Suraj K. Gupta (President & CEO, Columbia MBA with Honors) and Reetu Gupta (CSO, Schulich MBA, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40).
With a combined 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, real estate, finance and marketing, Suraj and Reetu are looking to change the game of start-up investing. By partnering with visionaries who dare to transform the world around them, and throwing their support behind fantastic founding teams, Suraj and Reetu are able to hand-pick the world’s next great companies.
With their advice, support, network, and resources, the sky is the limit for the ventures we invest in. You can read more about our co-founders in the Rogue Media Book.
Meet the Founders
Suraj K. Gupta, Co-Founder, President & CEO
Suraj K. Gupta is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Rogue Insight Capital, and is the CIO for the Easton’s Group of Hotels; Canada’s largest private hotel development corporation. He has a love for entrepreneurship and launched Rogue Insight Capital Ltd. after graduating with an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School.
One of Suraj’s primary mandates with Rogue includes supporting diversity in the innovation ecosystem by investing in female, immigrant, and visible minority founders. This is a cause that is very close to Suraj’s heart, as he is a second-generation Canadian, a visible minority, and he grew up in a household with four females. Suraj has witnessed the barriers that these groups of people face firsthand, and he understands the tremendous positive repercussions of helping these individuals succeed.
Suraj is very passionate about spreading the importance of this topic, and has performed keynote speeches across Canada discussing diversity and innovation. This has included speaking at the Cross-Border Angel Catalysts group’s launch event at Brampton City Hall, the Invest Atlantic conference, the Elevate TechFest/NACO Conference, the Collision Conference’s Israel Innovation Day at the Toronto Stock Exchange, and the Women in Tourism and Hospitality Conference.
Suraj has also been quite heavily involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem since Rogue’s inception. He is a Charter Member for TiE Canada, an Entrepreneur in Residence for YSpace (the York University Incubator), and has been a mentor for TechStars Colliers (the world’s first global real estate-tech accelerator). He has also judged various start-up competitions including at the Collision Conference, the TiEQuest Finals, and the Columbia Venture Competition.
Giving back to the community is very important to Suraj, and he volunteers a significant amount of his time to tackle global issues regarding education, youth empowerment, and inequality. He was invited by the United Nations to be a Special Delegate on their initiative to discuss the future of Youth Innovation and Resilience, and he is a speaker for the Youth Employment Services BizStart initiative, which helps at-risk youth in Toronto get off the streets by finding jobs, going back to school, or starting their own companies. He has also been invited to attend exclusive conferences around the world including the UN Nexus Summit (NYC 2019), the Forbes Women’s Summit (NYC 2019), the UN-MiSK Conference (NYC 2019), the Owner’s Forum Family Business Summit (Cape Town 2019), the Autumn Dialogues (Paris 2018), and the MiSK Global Forum (Riyadh 2016).
Suraj has also been recognized many times for his various achievements.including winning the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce’s Young Achievers award, being inducted into the MENSA High IQ Society, and being profiled in several newspapers including the Globe and Mail, India Abroad, and the Toronto Sun. He is also a basketball enthusiast, and captained the Columbia Business School team as well as various Toronto-based recreational teams in his spare time.
Reetu Gupta, Co-Founder & CSO
Reetu Gupta is CEO and President of the Easton’s Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group and Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Rogue Insight Capital Ltd. The Easton’s Group of Hotels has a diversified business portfolio with 19 hotels across Canada and 6 under development. The Gupta Group has brought its extensive hospitality experience to the condominium market, with a series of four exciting residential projects and commercial developments across the Greater Toronto Area.
As one of Canada's most influential young executives, Reetu has been extensively involved in the community. She sits on several boards and also chairs many committees (both corporate and not-for-profit). Some of her roles have included Chair of the City of Toronto’s External Advisory Committee for Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary, Founder and President of The Shakti Society, a Board Member for the Toronto International Film Festival, an Advisory Board Member for Ryerson University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, an Advisory Board Member for the Women in Tourism & Hospitality Conference and Advisory Board Member for the Community Foundation of Mississauga, Grants Committee.
Reetu has been recognized several times for her business accomplishments and community involvement. She is one of Canada`s Top 40 Under 40®; a dynamic award program that identifies outstanding young achievers, visionaries, and innovators that are seen to be Canada’s future leaders, was recognized as the Business Executive of the Year by Anokhi Media, and was given the Rising Star Award by Pink Attitude.