Our team

James Innis

Managing Director, Investments


James Innis is an experienced company builder and financier with a rich transaction and operator background in FinTech and other technology sectors. Prior to R-LABS, James worked for several international companies where he developed a reputation for successfully building and scaling technology-driven ventures. His experience in venture building has helped companies like Clark, solarisBank, Element and Elinvar achieve sustainable growth and long-term success in the global market. Today, James is responsible for managing R-LABS’ investments, leading our teams and identifying strategic opportunities for our portfolio of companies.

Drawing on his work in technology-forward cities like London and Berlin, James brings valuable global experience and insights into the Lab. He actively looks for opportunities to work on far-reaching problems such as climate change and housing affordability in urban centres. When he’s not in the Lab, James is out travelling the world and drawing inspiration from good books and great conversations.  

Certifications & Credentials:

  • Master of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Commerce from the University of British Columbia

Jeff King

CEO of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)

Jerome S. Engel

Adjunct Professor Emeritus at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley