Montreal, Canada, November 11, 2022 – The Valsef Group (“Valsef”), a private investment company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, announced the creation of The Valsef Dream Big Foundation (“Dream Big”), whose focus is to support qualified charitable organizations through donations with the sole purpose of improving the lives of Montrealers.
Established in 2011 by entrepreneurs Sam Youssef and Stephane Manos, the Valsef Group consists of three entities: Valsef Capital, which invests in publicly traded companies; Valsoft Corporation, acquirer and developer of vertical market software businesses; and Valnet Inc., a leading digital media investment company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of premier digital publishing assets across multiple verticals.
“We want to be strong members of the Montreal community, both as individuals and as corporate citizens,” said Stephane Manos, President of the Dream Big Foundation, and cofounder of Valsoft. “The Foundation is a way of giving back to the city and its people who have helped us grow along the way, and aid in making Montreal better.”
All three organizations will be contributing 1% of profits to the foundation, in addition to participating in and hosting several fundraising events throughout the calendar year.
“We want to bring a capital allocation philosophy to philanthropy,” added Manos. “Just like the Valse Group makes capital allocation decisions daily, the Dream Big Foundation will take a similar approach in identifying the best and most efficient ways to contribute to the community and partner with charities.”
Dream Big’s 4 main areas of intervention are:
- Health, including initiatives and organizations that value the needs of health and social services institutions; research, quality of life, and comfort for people living with a disease, as well as mental health and healthy lifestyle habits;
- Youth, including initiatives and organizations that value physical and mental health and wellness; educational success;
- Environment, including initiatives and organizations that value adopting environmentally responsible behavior and fighting against climate change;
- Education, including initiatives and organizations that value access to higher education and fighting against school dropout rates.
“We came from very humble beginnings, so we understand what it means to need things, to not have what you might need to get by, or to struggle to provide everyday necessities,” said Sam Youssef, CEO at Valsef and Valsoft. “We want the Dream Big Foundation to help as many people in need as possible across this great city.”
About Valsoft Corporation
Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies through which each business can deliver the best mission-critical solutions for customers in their respective industries or
niche. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in well-established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers.
About Valnet Inc.
Driven by passion and performance, Valnet’s overarching goal is to create and distribute content to millions of users daily across its brands. With c.4 billion sessions per year, Valnet is the leading digital media investment company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of premier digital publishing assets across multiple verticals. During the last year, Valnet successfully completed 8 transactions in the digital publishing space.
For more information about the companies, please visit https://www.valsefdreambig.org/foundation/.
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