Real Ventures

Real Ventures is Canada’s largest and most active seed venture fund. We invest in ambitious entrepreneurs that are creating the Internet experiences of the future, or embracing the power of the Internet to disrupt existing industries or business models. We will invest pre-traction and have the team and networks to support entrepreneurs and propel their companies forward.
TypeInvestor
HQMontréal, CA
Founded2007
Websiterealventures.com
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Real Ventures was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Montréal, CA

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Key People/Management at Real Ventures

Mike Shaver

Mike Shaver

General Partner
Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer

Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer

General Partner
Alan MacIntosh

Alan MacIntosh

General Partner
Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister

General Partner
Sylvain Carle

Sylvain Carle

General Partner
John Stokes

John Stokes

General Partner
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Real Ventures Office Locations

Real Ventures has offices in Montréal and Toronto
Montréal, CA (HQ)
51 Rue Sherbrooke O
Toronto, CA
140-101 College St
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Real Ventures News and Updates

Sylvain Carle on his departure from Real Ventures and “next chapter”

Climate change and social impact investing have been on the mind of Real Ventures’ Sylvain Carle for some time now. A few years ago,...

Hamzah Nassif joins Real Ventures as second partner in Toronto

Montréal-based early-stage venture capital firm Real Ventures has appointed Hamzah Nassif as the venture capital firm’s second partner based in Toronto. “It’s time for...

Janet Bannister named managing partner of Real Ventures

Montréal-based early-stage venture capital firm Real Ventures has named Janet Bannister as managing partner. While Real will continue to be headquartered in Montréal, Bannister...

Real Ventures Online and Social Media Presence

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Real Ventures Blogs

Lessons Learned by Founders Navigating their Way Through COVID-19

Innovative startups are already thinking about how they can ensure longevity and growth through and after the crisis. We spoke with Eamonn O’Rourke of RenoRun and Gabrielle La Rue of Locketgo about the impact of the crisis on their teams and what they’re working toward on the other side. The post Le…

Caring for Ourselves, Our Families and Our Companies

Tips and resources for working from home with kids and supporting employees through COVID-19By Lauren Jane HellerUnprecedented times lead to unprecedented changes. While for many of us, the idea of working from home while caring for our children or other dependents was laughable only a few weeks ago…

Guiding Your Startup Through COVID-19

Tips to keep your team engaged and positive in turbulent timesReal’s “WFH Footwear” contest. And pets. Pets always win.The world feels as though it changed overnight and the new reality has real-life consequences for all of us. We understand that the greatest fears of many in our community revolve a…

Your Financial Model as a Science Experiment

Using data and experiments to move your business forwardPhoto by Louis Reed on UnsplashThe financial model has long been a staple of the traditional entrepreneurial arsenal — a tool meant to help you predict and plan what needs to happen for your company to survive and thrive. But let’s face it: non…

A Great New Chapter for FounderFuel

Introducing Katy Yam, our General ManagerKaty Yam facilitating a recent FounderFuel recruitment eventI have always viewed the opportunity to have someone join our team as a way to expand who we are. It is a chance to grow, to ask more questions, to explore and discover. It does not change our core m…

How to Weave Your Vision and Mission into Company Culture

Our Managing Partner Janet Bannister shares her insight on how to purposefully turn grand ambitions into motivational drivers for employee engagement and customer experience The post How to Weave Your Vision and Mission into Company Culture appeared first on Real.
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Real Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Real Ventures founded?

    Real Ventures was founded in 2007.

  • Who are Real Ventures key executives?

    Real Ventures's key executives are Mike Shaver, Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer and Alan MacIntosh.

  • Where is Real Ventures headquarters?

    Real Ventures headquarters is located at 51 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal.

  • Where are Real Ventures offices?

    Real Ventures has offices in Montréal and Toronto.

  • How many offices does Real Ventures have?

    Real Ventures has 2 offices.