Ozan Isinak is an active investors and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of international experience within the angel investment, venture capital and private equity sectors. Based out of Silicon Valley during the first dotcom boom in the 1990’s, Ozan worked closely with Fortune 1000 companies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Toronto, Hamburg, Stockholm, London and Istanbul. Ozan later acted as General Partner in various angel investment and private equity practices.
He is currently the President of Keiretsu Forum Canada, the world’s largest angel investment network operating on four continents. The global network specializes in syndication of deals and invests over $84 million USD into 200 early stage companies each year.
Ozan also holds a Partner position in Trendwell Ventures Inc., a Toronto based boutique M&A practice. He actively participates in portfolio investment decisions, venture capital GP duties and helps technology enabled companies scale through hands-on management toward exit transactions.
Ozan received his MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco – McLaren School of Business in 1998 and holds a double major in Economics & Political Science from the University of Western Ontario (1994). He speaks English, Turkish and French.
President - Toronto
Kevin Sterling is a seasoned marketing executive with experience ranging from start-ups to large corporations. He has invested in 50+ early stage organizations and is assisting high growth companies with international distribution.
Kevin is currently President of the Toronto chapter of Keiretsu Forum which is the world’s largest angel investor network with 52 chapters in 23 countries and 3,000+ members. Kevin reviews 150+ opportunities per year as an active member of the Keiretsu Academy, Deal Screening Committee, and Due Diligence teams for North American investment opportunities. He is also part of the Senior Advisor Network for Keiretsu Capital.
Kevin is also a partner in Trendwell Ventures Inc. which is a boutique capital advisory and consulting firm specializing in international channel expansion and soft landing for growing companies.
Kevin graduated with a degree in genetics from Western University, he is a serial entrepreneur that successfully founded and exited companies in a variety of industries (telecom, internet, energy, consumer licensed products).
His largest exits came via two IPOs in telecom and energy markets.
President - York Region
An award winning serial entrepreneur, Ben is no stranger to the startup world having been involved with a number of early stage companies and organizations. As an IT professional, Ben was among the Internet pioneers in the mid-90s with launching and exiting one of the first Internet service providers in Toronto. With the last 25 years being involved in the technology space, his current roles include President at InsightArk Inc, Co-founder of oxiGEAR Corporation, Board Member at AR Medical Technologies and Board Advisor at Hangry Group.
Fostering a new generation of entrepreneurial and community leaders, Ben serves as Chair of the Youth Entrepreneur Group at the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur and Toronto Chapter President at the North American Association of Asian Professionals. Ben has also served as a member of the Chinese Advisory Cabinet at SickKids Foundation and AFP Foundation for Philanthropy (Canada). An invaluable advisor by some and a leadership chiropractor to others, no matter how Ben is described, clients and partners regularly welcome the impact and benefits that result from their work together.
President - London
In addition to serving as president of the London chapter of Keiretsu Forum, Lee is the owner of Frannet Southwestern Ontario, assisting clients to determine the best franchise path to meet their career, income and lifestyle goals. Lee brings 25 years of entrepreneur support and leadership in multiple sectors as thought leader, executive, founder and sales excellence. Lee is also the co-founder of Designer Microbes, a synthetic biology company in London Ontario, LBC Industries and founder of Eless Enterprises, his boutique consulting firm.
Supporting entrepreneurs at Keiretsu Forum, The Business Help Centre of Middlesex County, London Economic Development Corporation and The Western Research Park; for the past 15 years Lee has worked with more than 400 regional, national and international technology companies. He has an exceptional network of contacts and relationships in funding and granting agencies in North America. Lee’s outreach, financing and resource network is always growing. Corporate structuring, enabling organizational execution and maximizing your advantage in Canada are among his strengths. Lee is an accomplished Startup,Franchising , Innovation and Entrepreneurship Executive known for outstanding business development, relationship building, early and mid-stage operational expertise in a variety of Technology Sectors. Providing consistent, positive bottom line results to non-profit and for profit organizations and companies.
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