Our team

Jameel Somji

Venture Associate


Jameel is a product design and innovation leader with over 20 years of experience guiding startups and Fortune 500 companies to achieve product-market fit and manage investment portfolio risks. Throughout his career, Jameel has helped design new products that have generated over $150 million in sales while reducing development cycles. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of SpiNovation Labs, where he worked closely with clients like JLL, Dream Unlimited, and Forum Asset Management. Jameel is passionate about finding innovative ways to improve housing supply and affordability in Canada.

Outside of his professional life, Jameel loves exploring new cultures through travel and curating musical experiences that move the mind and body as a DJ.

Certifications & Credentials:

  • Charted Financial Analyst, CFA Institute

  • Human Centered Design Instructor, Luma Institute

  • Bachelor of International Business, Carleton University

Tony Irwin

President & CEO federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario