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.
HQMontréal, CA
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Real Ventures was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Montréal, CA

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Key People/Management at Real Ventures

Janet Bannister

Janet Bannister

Managing Partner
John Stokes

John Stokes

Alan MacIntosh

Alan MacIntosh

Board Partner
Sylvain Carle

Sylvain Carle

Venture Partner
JS Cournoyer

JS Cournoyer

Board Partner
Raphael Christian-Roy

Raphael Christian-Roy

Director of Front Row Ventures
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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...

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Real Ventures Blogs

Alan MacIntosh and JS Cournoyer Move to New Board Partner Roles at Real Ventures

Real Ventures team offsite, February 2019Pour lire cet article en français, 👉 cliquez ici.Real Ventures was founded 13 years ago on the belief that a strong startup ecosystem and robust early-stage funding in Canada would lead to the creation of great Canadian tech companies. So the co-founders got…

Checking In: How to (Remotely) Safeguard Company Culture and Well-Being

Cultivating a strong company culture is challenging enough during the best of times. Throw in a global pandemic, and things get really interesting.Photo by Mike Petrucci on UnsplashPour lire cet article en français, 👉 cliquez ici.If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we won’t be return…

Going Deep at Pre-Seed

Lessons learned investing in early-stage deep tech companiesBy Isaac SouweinePhoto by Mr. Hickmott on UnsplashPour lire cet article en français, 👉 cliquez ici.In 2017, Real partnered with leading Quebec institutions to launch Orbit, a fund to back ambitious Quebec-based startups at their earliest s…

Introducing our FounderFuel 2020 Sponsors!

Thank you to our incredible sponsors — FounderFuel wouldn’t be what it is without you.It’s amazing how quickly September is now suddenly at our doorstep, our 13th FounderFuel program has zoomed by in a flash. Since June 1st, we have re-imagined FounderFuel from the ground up with 100% virtual progra…

Resilience, Determination and Grit: Presenting the FounderFuel cohort for 2020!

Lucky #13. The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the world. For FounderFuel, it has fundamentally challenged our paradigm of startup acceleration. Like our startups, we have embraced the crisis as an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. The FounderFuel team has created a virtual accelerator from the ground…

Taking Responsibility and Working Toward the Society We Need

Real stands in solidarity with those protesting systemic racism and is committed to doing our part to change the tech ecosystem and society at largePhoto by NESA by Makers on UnsplashDiversity of thought and experience is what great societies are built upon and within. This is seen in every facet of…
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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 Janet Bannister, John Stokes 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.