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Rubber and Road: Joseph Sartre Memorial Ride

June 11 @ 09:00 - 17:00 EDT

Please join the Cycling Fanatics as we attend the Rubber N Road ride in memory of Jo Sartre.   Jo was an exceptional man, not only intelligent, but thoughtful, considerate and effused such a positive and charming energy you could not help but to always feel better after spending some time with him.   Jo saw success in every undertaking, fostered dogs and valued connecting with a diverse group of people.  The say a good attitude begins with gratitude and Jo had the best attitude of all.   He resonated deeply with the CFNY mission and loved the cycling community.   Jo connected with everyone he encountered in a positive and meaningful way.  CFNY is deeply saddened by his loss and grateful to the folks at Rubber and Road for organizing this ride in his memory.

Rubber and Road event details below:

Please join us Saturday, June 11th, for a ride honoring the life of our friend and RUBBER N’ ROAD community member Joseph Sartre. The social pace ride is open to any and all of Jo’s friends, colleagues and the greater RUBBER N’ ROAD community.

We met Jo early on in the life of RUBBER N’ ROAD. He came in to our first pop-up event when this was just all a dream, and he quickly became a pillar in our community. He represented to us everything that is special about the RUBBER N’ ROAD, with his endless kindness and generosity.

Since we opened our NYC house, Jo became a regular, often bringing in his friends and always filling the room with his energetic personality.

The ride will meet at RUBBER N’ ROAD at 9:00am for one lap in Central Park at a social no-drop pace. We will return to RUBBER N’ ROAD for coffee and pastries, and to celebrate Jo’s life.

RUBBER N’ ROAD will continue to honor Jo’s life by announcing the Joseph Sartre Award. The annual award will recognize an individual who exhibits exceptional leadership and generosity within our community, and embodies the admirable characteristics that Jo possessed.

To learn more about Jo, please visit the recent posts on our instagram page.

If you have any questions about this ride, please email info@rubbernroad.com.


Message from Jo’s colleagues at Interlace:

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of the beloved Joseph Sartre, Managing Partner of Interlace, who passed away unexpectedly last weekend in Paris. We mourn the tragic loss of our friend, our partner, our mentor. 

Joseph’s (Jo’s) incredible energy, intelligence, kindness and generosity touched many friends, partners, founders, and colleagues over his radiant, well-lived life. Jo was a global citizen, living in East Africa, Europe, China, and the USA. It shaped him into a dynamic leader and unique investor/entrepreneur who had close friends all around the world. His humility only equaled his relentlessness. Jo saw the world as a place of endless possibilities. He was a remarkably creative thinker and always strategized for the future, which made him a talented VC, often impressing our team with his extended knowledge and passion. 

Besides being devoted to the Interlace team and portfolio companies, there were many causes that were close to Jo’s heart. He was an alumni and board member at French American Schools of New York (FASNY), a member of the Retail Innovation board for the National Retail Federation (NRF), and a volunteer at the Bowery Mission. He was also a Reserve Soldier for the French Army. These are only a few of the organizations he donated his time to.
He was a fearless cyclist, a triathlete, a wonderful cook and mixologist when hosting friends. He had a taste for African music, probably connecting him to his early years in Djibouti. He loved his adopted home, New York City, and his neighborhood stomping grounds of Brooklyn. 

We feel so fortunate to have had Jo gracefully be a driving force of our firm for the last three years. At Interlace we will mourn his loss deeply. We’re sure that his former colleagues at Bleu Capital, Danone (Evian), Roland Berger, Minute Buzz and his classmates at the ESC Paris, UC San Diego, and the University of St. Andrews join us in this sentiment. 

As Jo would have wanted, our continued commitment to excellence as investors remains paramount at Interlace.

A funeral will be held in Paris in the coming days. Memorials will be taking place in NYC and SF in the coming weeks. We invite you to share your condolences with his friends and family at wewillmissujo@interlacevc.com


June 11
09:00 - 17:00
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Mo Hussain


rubber and road
466 W 51st Street
New York City, NY 10019 United States
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