Real Ventures is a microventure capital firm in Quebec that focuses on early-stage companies and stage-appropriate capital. Founded 2007 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada by Alan MacIntosh, Jean-Sebastian Cournoyer, and John Stokes, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, and debt financing. Its portfolio companies include Vanilla Forums, Validere, Paper, BenchSci, and BenchSci. As of April 2020, Real Ventures has made 208 investments. Their most recent investment was on March 11, 2020, when Paper raised $7.5M. Real Ventures has had 23 exits, the most notable of which include Clarity, Universe, and Breezy HR. Real Ventures has raised four funds, their latest being Real Ventures IV. This fund was announced on November 30, 2017 and raised a total of CA$180M.
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