Prior to Touchdown, Isabel led business development at Realize Design, an early-stage startup focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence for e-commerce. She joined Realize as the first employee, with responsibility for business development and marketing from product development, to launch, to growth. She also ran the company’s internship program. This experience in building and growing a startup inspired Isabel’s interest in venture capital.
Isabel received her BA in Psychology and a certificate in Markets and Management from Duke University. Isabel participated in the startup-ecosystem at Duke as a member of The Cube, an entrepreneurship-focused “selective living group.”
Isabel enjoys writing fiction and published her first novel in 2021. She loves long-distance running; has lived in Montreal, Beirut, and Paris; and enjoys traveling to new places.
Walking a marathon with my mom in Martha's Vineyard while pushing our 6 month old puppy in a stroller