I’m Isaac – a product guy turned VC based in Montreal. I recently joined Real Ventures as a Partner. I’m also the GM of FounderFuel, Real’s accelerator. Previously I led product at Sonder and Frank + Oak, two of Montreal’s fastest growing startups. Before that I spent six years in Singapore working at Pollenizer and Yahoo and earning an MBA at INSEAD. I began my career in New York, building educational technology and games at Scholastic and leading sales for a dot-com startup.
Professionally, I’m passionate about building and scaling technology products and services that make people’s lives better. A classic “non-technical product manager”, my strengths are as a strategist, communicator, problem solver and manager. As a PM, I loved crafting product roadmaps, solving UX and UI problem, using data to drive decisions and orchestrating product execution. As a VC I don’t know what I’ll love most, but so far it’s all very fun 🙂
Throughout my career I’ve made a concerted effort to engage publicly with the communities in which I’ve worked. Whether by writing, speaking in public, mentoring or organizing events, I’ve tried to embody the pay-it-forward ethos that I characterizes thriving startup ecosystems. After living and working around the world, I’m thrilled to be part of Montreal’s startup community and believe we can play a key role in helping this amazing city to prosper and better connect with the world.
When I’m not working, I’m usually hanging with my family trying to convince them to join me in playing disc golf, tennis, basketball, biking, hiking, or just being outdoors. Born and bred in Massachusetts, I root passionately for the Sox/Celtics/Pats and these days the Habs, unless they’re playing the Bruins 😉 You can find more about me on Twitter and Linkedin.
(Updated November, 2017)