Published on Nov 06, 2022

Mission driven with Gabriel Sundaram, COO & Co-Founder @ Mission | EP#223


On this week’s show, we spoke with Gabriel Sundaram, COO & Co-Founder @ Mission

Currently, Gabriel is leading ops and growth at Mission. They’re building the best market network for product builders (eng, product, design) to work as independents. Supporting them with a platform to help teams build more effectively, opportunities to work on meaningful long-term missions, and a community of like-minded peers.

Previously COO at, overseeing growth (product, marketing, sales & data teams). He helped navigate the company through a rebrand, major product pivot, and multiple rounds of growth capital.

Prior to he was part of the founding investment team at Real Ventures where he was privileged to learn from 100’s of founders and co-investors over a 5-year run. He also led the development of the firm’s back and middle office software and initial platform to support portfolio companies.

Having left and come back to his hometown Montreal, he’s happy to be an active member of the growing local startup scene, instigating or organizing several community initiatives including tech blog MTLinTECH, Startup Drinks Montreal, Startup Open House Montreal, and Notman House.

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • Importance of the software engineer
  • Genesis of Mission and its model
  • Building the best online environment for independent engineers and product builders to work.
  • The concept of marketplace 3.0 
  • The importance of culture and learning in attracting elite level engineers 
  • Building the Canadian tech community 

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