“I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company.” So said late entrepreneur Victor Kiam in a famous commercial for Remington.

Dave Barr uses a variation of that thinking to buy the stocks of companies he really likes.

The President, CEO and Portfolio Manager at PenderFund Capital Management, who has a background in private equity, is a firm believer in getting to know a prospective investment’s management team very well before he pulls the trigger and buys the stock.

Barr presents three fast-growing Canadian technology companies, whose executives he’s known for years, which makes him a long-term investor in their businesses.

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