Leslie Cohen Cohort 2 Companies (Apr 2016 to Jul 2016), Companies

Furnishr is a unique interior design platform that makes furnishing spaces easy and affordable. Customers can select a pre-configured room design online and let Furnishr handle the delivery, assembly, and cleanup, all in a single day. Furnishr coordinates the ordering and delivery process to ensure the furniture arrives all at once, and they work directly with quality furniture suppliers without holding inventory, providing their customers with great products and savings.

Michael Van is the co-founder & CEO of Furnishr. Prior to founding his first startup, Michael spent 7 years at Fortune 100 and mid-sized companies in various industries holding key roles in strategy, finance and operations. He earned a CPA, CMA designation and completed his undergraduate at University of Toronto earning a Honors Bachelors of Science Toronto with a focus on psychology and economics. Mike is also a mentor for Techstars Next Program in Toronto.

Karen Lau is the co-founder & CTO and lead designer of Furnishr. She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science specializing in Al from the University of Toronto. She earned a designation in Interior Design after 5 years of night school. Prior to founding Furnishr, Karen had been a programmer for BlackBerry and TELUS. She also became the youngest technology program manager in TELUS responsible for delivering high-ROI engineering projects.