Isaac Olowolafe Jr. is the Co-founder & General Partner of BKR Capital. Before co-founding BKR, Isaac was acting as General Partner for the Dream Maker Venture fund (DMV), that primarily invested in early-stage technology companies with founding teams inclusive of persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, immigrant, refugee and Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Isaac is an award-winning real estate entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. Isaac’s corporation, Dream Maker Inc., successfully operates multiple divisions including a brokerage, real estate development, wealth management, property management, education, private equity and insurance. Amongst other projects, the development division celebrated the completion of the first major mixed-use development (condos, townhomes, retail) called Dream Residences at Yorkdale, located directly across from Yorkdale Mall, and a boutique hotel called Dream Suites @ YYZ, located near the Toronto international airport. Through his love of sports, Dream Maker Developments became the jersey sponsor of the Men and Women National Basketball Team from 2017 to 2020.
Isaac received a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Toronto. He has received numerous awards and recognition, including a Harry Jerome Business Award, an Enterprise Business Award by Planet Africa, an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto, a Business Leadership Award by Leadership and Governance Canada Inc. and a Public Service Award from the Transformation Institute for Leadership & Innovation and Toronto Board of Trade Award. In addition to his membership in the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)Innovation Circle, Isaac made a generous donation, which named the Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience Lab in Toronto Metropolitan University’s iconic Student Learning Centre, and co-created the Black Innovations Programs out of TMU’s technology incubator, the DMZ.