John Poisson | Founder & CEO, Wantful
Founded four companies across three industries, including the largest effects studio in Canada, and the first mobile photo sharing service.
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John Poisson is a designer, strategist and four-time entrepreneur with 20 years experience as a leader in visual effects, consumer electronics, social media and e-commerce. John held a range of design, marketing and leadership roles at Avid and Softimage in those companies’ earliest days, then left to found Icestorm Digital, followed by the Emmy-nominated Meteor Studios, the largest visual effects studio in Canada. He later led mobile media design and R&D at Sony in Tokyo, then founded Tiny Pictures in 2005. There he launched Radar, a pioneering and award-winning mobile social media service. The company’s investors included Reid Hoffman, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The company was acquired by Shutterfly in 2009, where he served as VP of Mobile and Social Media. John recently founded Wantful, an e-commerce venture focused on gift giving and funded by Greylock and Harrison Metal. He is a frequent public speaker and advisor to startups and investors alike.