Real Ventures

Real Ventures

A microventure capital firm in Quebec that focuses on early-stage companies and stage-appropriate capital.

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.

Timeline

2007

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

An artificial Intelligence company making a business intelligence platform.

Transit is a planning mobile application that is designed to help drivers navigate through 200+ cities.

Automat is a company that focuses on marketing for brands, founded by Andy Mauro.

OpenCare is a Toronto-based healthcare company founded by Nikolai Bratkovski.

A software company using artificial intelligence and organizational psychology to create a human resources platform for talent acquisition.

ThinkNear is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Eli Portnoy.

League is an Illinois-based company founded by Michael Serbinis.

Unbounce is a Vancouver, Washington-based company founded by Rick Perreault, Carter Gilchrist, Oli Gardner, Justin Stacey, Carl Schmidt and Jason Murphy.

Seevibes is a Quebec-based big data company founded by Laurent Maisonnave.

Trusted Insight is a financial services company founded by Alex Bangash.

Acorn Biolabs is a biotechnology company offering long-term human cell cryopreservation.

A company that participated in the F1 cohort of Y Combinator. It provides financial services to self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs

Transit is a Canada-based company founded by Guillaume Campagna.

Breathe Life is a Montreal-based company.

ROSS Intelligence is a company offering an artificial intelligent system for legal research.

GuestDriven is a company founded by Anthony Zebrowski-Rubin.

Listn is a company founded by Navied Shoushtarian, Matt Rabinovitch, John Gluszak, Yuanzheng (James) Wen and Mike Schmidt.

Buyosphere is a company founded by Tara Hunt, Cassandra Girard and Jerome Paradis.

Frank & Oak is a company founded by Hicham Ratnani.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Adélaïde Adt

Employee

Alan MacIntosh

Employee

Alexander Lynn

Employee

Alexis Tremblay

Employee

Allen Shashaty

Employee

Bruno Goulet

Investor

Carlos Marin

Employee

Charles Seely

Employee

Daniel Robichaud

Investor

Dominique Belanger

Investor

Hassan Al-Rabea

Employee

Isaac Souweine

Employee

Janet Bannister

Employee

Jason Bailey

Investor

Jessica Mayrand

Employee

John Stokes

Employee

JS Cournoyer

Employee

Laura Easton

Employee

Lauren Jane Heller

Employee

Mark Lowenstein

Investor

Mark McDowell

Employee

Martin-Luc Archambault

Investor

Mathieu Duffar

Investor

Omar Dhalla

Employee

Philippe Huot

Employee

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Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

BenchSci

Delphia

Element AI

Guiker

Korbit.ai

My Intelligent Machines

Paper

Plum.io

RenoRun

Unito

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Isabelle Kirkwood
June 18, 2020
BetaKit
Montreal-based accelerator FounderFuel has announced the companies that will be joining its newest and 13th cohort for 2020.
Meagan Simpson
June 4, 2020
BetaKit
BetaKit sat down (virtually) with Sylvain Carle, venture partner at Real Ventures, about his decision to depart the VC firm.
Meagan Simpson
March 12, 2020
BetaKit
Three Canadian startups have announced funding rounds. Here's the latest on who raised how much, from whom, and what they'll be putting the new funds toward.
Isabelle Kirkwood
February 21, 2020
BetaKit
The first round of speakers has been announced for #BCTECHSummit, an annual event organized by Innovate BC and sponsored by Rogers.
Isabelle Kirkwood
January 27, 2020
BetaKit
<p>BetaKit has partnered with TradeRev on a new event series investigating the future of Canada's AutoTech industry. Event Schedule 6:00-6:30 pm: Doors Open &...</p>\n

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