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Mani Fazeli

Entrepreneur • Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Product & Development Manager at Wave and Managing Director of FounderDating Toronto. Love problems that seem unsexy to the untrained eye!

Product & Development Manager at Wave and Managing Director of FounderDating Toronto. Love problems that seem unsexy to the untrained eye!

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Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Back End Engineering
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In

Founder

Betterez
Wish - Shopping made fun!
Manawa Networks

Positions

Director of Product Wave HQ April 2013 - present
Managing Director, Toronto FounderDating June 2012 - May 2015
Lead Volunteer AccelerateTO September 2014 - October 2014
Organizer AccelerateTO July 2013 - September 2013
Co-founder & Software Engineer Betterez May 2011 - April 2013
Co-founder & Software Engineer Wish - Shopping made fun! September 2010 - May 2011
Co-founder & Software Engineer Manawa Networks March 2008 - September 2010
M.Sc. Researcher University of Toronto August 2005 - January 2008
Software Design Engineer Intern Microsoft September 2004 - December 2004
Software Developer Intern BlackBerry May 2003 - August 2003
Application Developer Intern BTexact Technologies September 2002 - December 2002
Software Developer Intern Amdocs January 2002 - April 2002

Education

University of Toronto Medical Biophysics 2005 - 2007
University of Waterloo Computer Engineering 2000 - 2005

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Lean startup
  • • Business Development
  • • Product Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Python • JavaScript • Node.js • Project management • Startups

Key Accomplishments

I have a varied business and software background, and I work diligently to bring broad value to the companies in which I'm involved.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Experience building the groundwork for a successful company from both business and engineering angles.

As an Advisor

I enjoy working with sharp individuals that know how to provide succinct information and delve deep as needed. I believe that data and design should be in product conversations and should dominate a startup's consciousness to achieve market fit. I'm empathetic towards the needs and struggles of entrepreneurs, so long as they are realistic, self critical, and quick to action.

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Mueez Siddiqui
Born to build technology products. Engineering experience at Google and Microsoft
Mueez will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Sunit Mohindroo

Sunit will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Ryan Dochuk

Ryan will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Jayesh Parmar

Jayesh will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Zeeshan Syed

Zeeshan will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Kalu Kalu
They're my friends
Kalu took his technical chops from big tech and brought it straight to a promising startup in a top Toronto accelerator as a cofounder and h ... elped both bootstrap and raise a healthy seed round to let the product take flight. That's as great a set of experiences as any entrepreneur could ask for, and he's done well with it.