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Isaac Souweine (he/him)

Partner, Pender Ventures

This speaker is exclusively speaking at GPFest.

Isaac is an early stage investor and community builder based in Montreal. He is currently a partner at Pender Ventures, where he invests in B2B software and health tech companies. Previously, he was a partner at Real Ventures, where he led a Quebec-focused investment strategy and ran FounderFuel, the firm’s accelerator. Isaac spent the first half of his career in product management, including leadership roles at Sonder, Frank and Oak, Yahoo and Scholastic. Isaac is passionate about building communities. He is the co-founder of two meetups, BlinkBl-nk and Product Tank Montreal. He also co-founded APM Montreal, a community-based training program and sits on the board of Front Row Ventures, Canada’s only student-run venture capital firm. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Isaac has lived and worked in New York, Singapore, Hawai’i, India and Canada. He has a BA from Columbia University in Religious Studies and an MBA from INSEAD.

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