Michele Romanow is a British businesswoman and entrepreneur.

Early years

Michele was born in Calgary, Canada on June 12, 1985. to Dagmar and Marvin Romanow and she is the first of their four children. Her ancestores came from Ukraine.

They moved to Regina where she went to school. From her early age she was very cautious about spending money and organizing her spendings.

When she was attending second grade of elementary she made her own ledger book to write in.

She always wrote about where and how she spent her money  and since she was very catious, always had some money spared.

Career development

She started her first business while studying in Kingston.

In 2006., she opened a zero consumer waste shop called „The Tea House“ at Queen’s University where she graduated.

It was the first business of it’s kind in the whole Northern America.

She finished her studies as a Bachelor of Science in Civil engineering and in MBA.

Immediately after graduation she found two partners and both happened to attend her classes.  Anatoliy Melnichuk and Ryan Marien soon started a project with her.

Their first venture was opening a caviar company and selling their premium product to high-class hotels and restaurants.

They also founded Buytopia.ca and SnapSawes which both grew into large businesses.

Buytopia.ca was made in 2011. and it is a platform for customer savings. Buytopia.ca had contracts with thousands of merchants which were selling their products a bit cheaper.

The goal was to save customer’s money and make them come back to the service.

They acquired six competitor companies and Buytopia.ca grew to become an extremely large and succesful business.

Now, she has about 50 employees and over 2.5 million users. After that, Michelle turned to mobile apps and in 2013. she founded Snapsaves.

This business is based on giving customers cash refund if they buy particular products in particular stores.

All it takes is to capture a photograph of their store receipt. Over the time, the customer would save a larger amount of money.

Snapsaves was bought by a larger American company called Groupon.

Michelle is also an executive director of Whistler Blackcomb, a famous ski resort near Vancouver.

She is also the youngest dragon of a famous TV show called ‘the Dragon’s Den’.

It’s a popular reality show where contestants have to come up with random business ideas and try to pursuade judges to invest in them.

She joined the cast in the tenth season in 2015. when she was 30 years old.


She and her partners regularly organize charity events with their merchants in order to promote both merchers and the charity with collecting money for a good cause.

Personal life

Romanow currently lives in Chicago, but likes to keep her address as private as her personal life.

In interviews, she doesn’t share information about her relationship status or her living.

Quick summary:

Full name: Michele Romanow

Date of Birth: June 12, 1985

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Age: 32

Height: unknown

Weight: unknown

Net Worth: $150 million