Isaac is an early stage investor and community builder based in Montreal. He is currently a partner at Pender Ventures, where he invests in early stage software and digital health companies. Previously, he was a partner at Real Ventures, where he led a Quebec-focused, pre-seed investment strategy. Prior to joining Real, Isaac spent more than a decade as a product leader, including stints at Sonder, Frank and Oak, Yahoo and Scholastic. Isaac is also passionate about building communities, having co-founded Product Tank Montreal, a popular meetup and APM Montreal, a community-based training program. Isaac is on the board of APM Canada as well as Front Row Ventures, Canada’s only student-run venture capital firm. He is an active mentor and speaker with a deep belief in paying it forward. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Isaac has lived and worked in New York, Singapore, Hawai’i, and India. He has a BA from Columbia University in Religious Studies and an MBA from INSEAD.
Mentor expertise: Fundraising, storytelling, product management
Pairs of founders meet a mentor one-on-two, connect, pitch, and get feedback—fast. Then we rotate the founders so you never have the same conversation twice.
Small huddles with subject matter experts tackle common startup challenges, from culture and fundraising to product and pitching. Join our amazing mentors and get the help you need on the problems you’re facing!
Mentor Meetups are open to all startups – Mentors will be seated at tables throughout the auditorium, tables will be themed. Whatever you need help with, Mentors are there...
We crowdsource questions, upvote the best ones, and display stream-of-consciousness solutions our mentors can riff on from the stage.