5333 Avenue Casgrain Suite 102 Montréal
QC H2T 1X3
Le Wagon Montréal is very happy to have Breathelife Founders, Ian Jeffrey and Arach Tchoupani as our guest speakers for this Wagon Talk. The talk will be in English, bilingual discussion
About Breathe Life
Breathe Life is redefining the insurance world with an innovative software platform and suite of modules that power the industry and empowers the consumer. They are taking processes and methods that have remained unchanged for decades and modernizing them for insurance providers to reach a broader scope of potential customers in a faster way.
Ian Jeffrey, CEO (Co-Founder)
Ian has been a marketer and entrepreneur in Montreal and Silicon Valley since 2001. He was formerly VP Product Marketing at PasswordBox and took on the role of General Manager after the acquisition by Intel. He has played a key role in the launch of several startups and Co-Founded FounderFuel, Canada’s leading accelerator, as well as Montreal In Technology, Montreal’s voice of the startup community. Ian is a father of 2 boys and is driven by having an impact in people’s lives.
Arach Tchoupani, Chief Technology Officer (Co-Founder)
Arach started his career as a founding engineer at Outbox Technology, a company co-founded by seasoned entrepreneur Jean-Francoys Brousseau (Admission) and Cirque du Soleil. The white label solution powered ticket sales and venue management for Cirque du Soleil, Montreal Canadiens and Evenko and eventually many of the biggest venues in North America. In 2011, Arach moved to NYC to lead the back-end team at Lot18, a startup that was changing how Americans buy wine. He was promoted to CTO in 2013 and lead the creation of Tasting Room, the first personalized wine club in the US. During his time at Lot18 the company raised $60M from Accel, NEA, Firstmark. In 2014 Arach joined Primary.com founding CTO (employee #1) and helped build the brand’s platform from the ground up. The launch was a hit and the company has since raised $40M. In 2016, Arach took over engineering at PhotoShelter, a SAAS company allowing hundreds of companies to manage 100s of millions of their valuable digital assets. Libris by PhotoShelter grew 100% YoY under his leadership. He holds a bachelors in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.