I’m Isaac, a product guy turned VC based in Montreal. Since 2017, I’ve been a Partner at Real Ventures. I’m also the GM of FounderFuel, Real’s accelerator. Previously I led product at Sonder and Frank and Oak, two of Montreal’s fastest growing startups. Before that I spent six years in Singapore working at Yahoo and Pollenizer and getting an MBA at INSEAD. I began my career in New York, building ed tech and games at Scholastic and leading sales for a dot-com startup.
Professionally, I’m passionate about building and scaling tech products that make people’s lives better. A classic non-technical product manager, my strengths are as a strategist, communicator, and manager. As a PM, I loved crafting product roadmaps, using data to drive decisions and orchestrating teamwork. As a VC, I love meeting ambitious founders and learning about new technologies, supporting companies as they grow, and building networks.
I believe that helping others is the most useful thing that we can do with our lives. Driven by this belief, I’ve made an effort throughout my career to pay it forward by mentoring, speaking, organizing events, and connecting people and projects. After working around the world, I’m thrilled to be living in Montreal and contributing to the city’s flourishing startup ecosystem.
When I’m not working, I’m usually trying to convince my family to join me in biking, hiking, skiing, playing disc golf, tennis, basketball, or just being outdoors. Born and bred in Massachusetts, I’m a Sox/Celtics/Pats/Bruins fan w/ a newfound soft spot for the Habs. You can find more about me on Twitter and Linkedin.
(Updated September, 2019)