Michael Scissons is a Canadian Internet entrepreneur based in New York where he is Chairman of Grid Ventures, focused on seed investments and business consulting. Previously, Michael was founder and CEO of Syncapse, a leading social technology company powering social marketing solutions for global enterprises such as Coca-Cola, JP Morgan Chase, AB-inBev, L’Oreal, Reckitt Benckiser, Motorola, Blackberry, Amway, Nationwide, Disney, WWE, and Johnson & Johnson. In total, Syncapse drove solutions for over 500 brands in 60 countries with a worldwide staff of 200 and offices in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia. Earlier, Michael served as the Canadian Director of Facebook media sales within the Interpublic network, leading Facebook’s sales efforts from its earliest days.
Starting at a very early age Michael has built a robust entrepreneurial track record, creating and building multiple businesses in the online and offline worlds and winning international recognition as a driven business leader. He appears regularly on business television and was awarded Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 by Ernst and Young.