Mr. Isinak is a seasoned alternative investment expert with over 15 years of international experience helping SME’s familiarize themselves with angel investment and venture capital opportunities throughout North America and Europe.
Mr. Isinak is currently the President of Keiretsu Forum Toronto and CEO of Emerging Markets Capital Advisory Inc.
Mr. Isinak started his career in the heart of Silicon Valley during the first dotcom boom in the late 1990’s where he helped implement the digital strategies of financial institutions as a senior project manager at a leading IT consultancy. In 1999, Mr. Isinak became a senior digital management consultant working on high profile projects for global 1000 companies such as Siemens, VISA, Allianz Insurance, Cisco Systems and Providian Bank based in San Francisco, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Hamburg, Munich, Istanbul and Los Angeles.
Having so much direct exposure to the Silicon Valley venture capital eco-system, Mr. Isinak eventually started a boutique consulting practice based out of Los Angeles called Icon Angels. His firm specialized in helping guide seed, early and expansion stage businesses navigate the various due diligence, operational, financial and technical requirements of identifying organic and inorganic growth capital from across North America and Europe. Mr. Isinak was asked to join a new private equity firm as a General Partner and Chief Operating Office in 2008. Based out of Istanbul, he was able to apply his technology investment skills in a dynamic new emerging market.
Based out of Toronto and Istanbul, Mr. Isinak started EMCA - Emerging Markets Capital Advisory Inc. early in 2011 to focus on investment banking, angel capital, venture capital and private equity investment services for individual and corporate clients in Canada and in Turkey.
Mr. Isinak was asked to establish the Toronto chapter of Keiretsu Forum in 2012. Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest invitation-only angel investor network with over 1000 accredited investor members throughout twenty five plus chapters on three continents.
Mr. Isinak received his MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco – McLaren School of Business in 1998 and also holds a double major in Economics & Political Science from the University of Western Ontario ( 1994). He is married with one son and lives in both Toronto and in Istanbul. He speaks English, Turkish and French.
Industry Expertise (8)
VC and Private Equity
International Trade and Development
Areas of Expertise (4)
Expanding Into an Emerging Market
Vc and Angle Investing in Turkey.
Macro Economics of Emerging Markets.
University of San Francisco: Finance, MBA 1998
University of Western Ontario: Economics and Political Science, Bachelors 1994
Event Appearances (1)
Buyouts and Growth Capital in the Balkans and Emerging Markets - Capitalise on new LP and GP opportunities Istanbul, Turkey
Sample Talks (2)
Growth capital and SME deals in the Emerging Markets: The way forward?
Expert panelist discussion.
Globalisation of the Balkans market and beyond: Attracting overseas investment
Expert panelist discussion.
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training