Jon Xu

Jon Xu is an EIR at Canvas focused on Fintech. Jon was Co-Founder and CTO of FutureAdvisor, a digital wealth management platform that managed over $1B in assets across direct-to-consumer and B2B services. FutureAdvisor was acquired by BlackRock in 2015 where Jon continued to lead Product Design and Engineering as Managing Director in the Digital Wealth Group. Prior to starting FutureAdvisor, Jon worked on mobile data synchronization protocols and products at Microsoft. Jon holds a degree in Computer Science from MIT.

Grace Isford

Grace started working with the Canvas Investment team in 2016. Prior to Canvas, Grace worked in growth equity at Stripes Group, early as a product manager at Handshake, a digital recruitment platform for college students, and at the Stanford Management Company, helping manage over $24B in assets.

Grace pursued a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford. On the farm, Grace was actively involved with Stanford Women in Business, serving as President, as well as the Mayfield Fellowship Program, participating both as a fellow and as teaching assistant.

Grace is originally from Connecticut, although has lived in Tokyo, Japan and aspires to re-learn Japanese language. She’s an avid runner and cyclist.