Sylvain Carle Quits Twitter to Return to Montreal as Head of FounderFuel

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

Montreal's most prominent startup accelerator has a new director.

In May, FounderFuel announced six companies that comprised its Spring 2014 cohort—and the exit of Ian Jeffrey, who launched the accelerator in 2011 after returning to Montreal from San Francisco.

Interestingly, he who shall take over from Jeffrey is also returning to Montreal from San Francisco. Sylvain Carle will take over as Director General of FounderFuel, according to a post by the man himself today on Medium. Since 2012 he was a developer evangelist for Twitter. Carle will also be joining Real Ventures, which oversees FounderFuel, as a partner.

Regarded by some as an ambassador of Quebec in Silicon Valley, Carle has been entrenched in the startup world since last millennium, before the tech bubble burst in 2000. He's apt to bring a solid foundation of experience to FounderFuel's packs of fledgling startups.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue working with ecosystems, support innovation, crazy creativity, brilliant hackers," he wrote. "I will be joining what I consider to be one of the most founder friendly funds in North America, with big ambitions."

Montréal, Québec, Canada

FounderFuel is a top tier mentor-driven accelerator that helps early stage web, mobile and SaaS startups raise seed capital. We believe startup success is more about the people than the idea. We take a lot of care in choosing the smartest and most dedicated, passionate and resourceful people possible. Our intensive 12 week program accelerates your startup by helping you to increase traction,... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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