Emerge Commerce Appoints Consul As Adviser


Emerge Commerce Ltd. has added Harish Consul, founder and chief executive officer of Ocgrow Ventures, as strategic adviser to the company.


Mr. Consul has extensive experience as an entrepreneur building, operating and investing in highly successful growth-oriented technology and e-commerce businesses across North America and globally, in both public and private markets, with a focus on building and inspiring high-energy teams, and creating long-term value for all stakeholders.


"We are incredibly fortunate to have Harish and Ocgrow join Emerge as strategic adviser. From the moment we met, it was crystal clear that we shared the same values, and he has a deep understanding of what it takes to win big. Harish has a refreshingly long-term perspective on building iconic businesses that stand the test of time, offering very patient capital and support. We could not be more thrilled to partner with him on this journey," commented Ghassan Halazon, founder and CEO of Emerge.


"With our experience in investing and scaling high-growth companies from an early stage with founder-led businesses, including those such as Amazon, Shopify and Coupang, I see tremendous growth potential with Emerge. The business that Ghassan and his incredible team are building is uniquely positioned to become one of the leading e-commerce portfolios globally over time. I am thrilled to join as strategic adviser and will continue to support the company in various ways through its next phase of growth and beyond," commented Mr. Consul, founder and CEO of Ocgrow.


Ocgrow has amassed an extensive portfolio of market-leading technology investments, counting global e-commerce powerhouses such as Amazon, Shopify and Coupang amongst its most successful early investments to date.


"We are planning 2022 to be a year of significant growth for Emerge. Adding Harish as a strategic adviser is a big step and we are excited to learn from and apply all his extraordinary successes in technology, and business at large, as we work together to take the company to the next level," commented Drew Green, chairman of Emerge.


About Emerge Commerce Ltd.


Emerge is a disciplined, diversified, rapidly growing acquirer and operator of profitable niche e-commerce brands. Its subscription and marketplace e-commerce properties provides its members with access to pet products, premium meat and groceries, outdoor gear, golf, and other curated experiences. The company's portfolio houses some of North America's most coveted on-line destinations including WholesalePet, trulocal, BattlBox, UnderPar, JustGolfStuff, CarnivoreClub, WagJag and BeRightBack. Emerge was named one of the fastest growing companies in Canada by the Startup 50, and the Globe and Mail's 2020 Canada's Top Growing Companies.