me

Hello!

My name is Simon Vallee. I’m an entrepreneur and product designer based in San Francisco. Welcome to my internet home.

Following an Entrepreneur in Residence stint at Foundation Capital, I'm currently working on something new in the productivity space with a small group of talented folks.

Previously, I’ve been fortunate enough to exit two startups. I was co-founder and CEO at Spaces (acquired by Slack) and at OpenCal (acquired by Groupon).

I care deeply about building beautiful and elegant products, and believe in taking the time to do things right. No detail is too small. That said, real artists ship!

I hold a degree in materials engineering from Polytechnique of Montreal, and started my career in Vancouver at Air Liquide, an industrial gas company. Though I grew up in Montreal, I consider Vancouver my adopted Canadian home.

I go to Burning Man every year, camping with the amazing Pink Mammoth family. Dancing is my happy place, and there’s no dance floor like the Playa.

I’m the proud father of a little girl named Noelle, and husband to my closest friend and advisor, Karina Louise. Together we live a charmed life. I do my best to take it all in and pay it forward.