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Katy Yam (she/her)

Partner, Real Ventures and General Manager, FounderFuel

Katy is a natural connector of people and ideas in service of helping good people succeed.

A Partner at Real Ventures, General Manager of FounderFuel, and Producer at TEDxMontréal, Katy is a multilingual executive with a 20+ year history of managing high-performing product, business intelligence and marketing teams across various public and private industries including venture capital, artificial intelligence (Element AI), gaming (Loto-Québec), consumer packaged goods (Maple Leaf Foods), telecommunications (Bell Canada) and nonprofits (TEDxMontreal).

Katy also serves as an independent board member at Loto-Québec, following her nomination by the Quebec Cabinet. As an early-stage investor, she sits on 7 other boards as a member, observer or advisor. Since 2013, Katy has also led TEDxMontréal, a non-profit dedicated to elevating Montreal-born ideas onto the global stage.

A guest lecturer, board member, public speaker and triathlete, she adores reading fiction of all sorts and riding/running to unwind.


Inspiring the Future: What Does it Mean to Accelerate Startups in 2023?

July 12, 2023  5:10 PM – 5:30 PM
Join us for a stimulating and insightful fireside chat where we'll dive into the factors that enable accelerators to thrive and evolve over time, including navigating through a pandemic. We'll also explore how accelerators can stay aligned with the evolving needs of startups and measure their impact on a startup's success. See more.

Invest the Money: Dispatches from the Front

July 13, 2023  7:40 PM – 8:20 PM
Hear from three leading investors on current challenges and opportunities in deal making, portfolio management, firm operations and more. See more.
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