Real Ventures

Real Ventures

We look for inspiring entrepreneurs who exhibit unique insight and appreciation of their target market and industry. You can be first time or seasoned. If you have passion, vision and a big opportunity we want to work with you.

We’ve had our successes and failures, so we should know what you’re going through and so we look for entrepreneurs who want our input and are open to this collaborative approach.

We look to add value, especially in the early and defining stages of a business and we expect our insight, experience and connections are as valuable as the capital we provide.

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News on Real Ventures

Instant Financial Raises Seed Round to Help Employees Get Paid Daily
Instant Financial has raised a $1.2 million seed round. The round was led by VC Firm of the Year, Real Ventures. With offices in Vancouver and Montreal, the Canadian fintech startup has... more
Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Canadian Startup Awards
    After six weeks of nominations and voting, the 2015 Canadian Startup Awards have arrived at their climax: the winners. This year we received more than 43,000 votes, an increase... more
Vote Now for Your Favourite 2015 Canadian Startup Awards Finalists
Voting closes at midnight PST on January 17, 2015. With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize and celebrate these people... more
Hacking Health Accelerator Looks to Foster Innovation in Healthcare Tech
Hacking Health, BDC Capital, Real Ventures, and MaRS Discovery District today announced the launch of the Hacking Health Accelerator. The accelerator is described as a digital health innovation... more
Toronto's Hubba Raises $11 Million Series A Led by Real Ventures
Toronto's Hubba announced today that it has secured $11 million in capital for its Series A round of financing.  Over the last year, Hubba has grown the user base to over 10,000 brands and... more
Breather Raises $20 Million from Real Ventures, Others; Looks to Expand in Canada
Breather, a provider of on-demand private workspaces, today announced that they’ve raised a $20 million (USD) Series B round of financing. The round was led by Peter Thiel’s Valar... more
Real Ventures Raises $89 Million for Third Fund with 'Different Focus'
Real Ventures has raised $89 million for its third fund. According to The Globe and Mail, Real Ventures Fund III was led by the McConnell Foundation of Montreal as well as the federal government... more
Toronto's Plooto Wants to Take the Pain Out of Payments
Despite the innovations in the consumer-oriented payments, many small businesses still rely on cheques for their business-to-business payments. And according to a recent study by Scotiabank,... more
ioFabric Raises Seed Round, Prepares to Emerge from Stealth
ioFABRIC is reparing to emerge from stealth mode with a product that promises to dramatically change the way that the ever-increasing volume of data is stored and managed. The company has... more
Plotly Data Science Platform Used by NASA and Google Raises $5.5 Million
90% of the world's data was created in the past few years. Smart companies want to study and capture value from their data. Plotly is addressing this need by powering interactive graphs and... more
Vanhawks Raises $1.6 Million Seed Round
Vanhawks this week announced it has secured $1.6 million in seed funding. The investment was led by Real Ventures, with participation from Y Combinator, Funders Club, Mike McCauley, Devon Galloway... more
FundThrough Raises $2.2 Million for Online Lending Platform to Finance Businesses
FundThrough, a technology-driven online lending platform that changes the way businesses access financing, officially launched today. According to today's launch announcement, FundThrough is the... more
Gymtrack Raises $2.5 Million Seed Round Led by White Star Capital and Real Ventures
This morning Ottawa's Gymtrack announced a $2.5 million first funding round, led by White Star Capital and Real Ventures and including 500 Startups and BDC. Gymtrack aiming to change the way... more
Which Venture Capital Firms Invest the Most and Do the Most Deals in Canada
Venture capital and private equity activity posted strong results in 2014. According to the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s (CVCA) 2014 VC and PE Market... more
Blockstream Raises Large Seed Round to Advance Cryptocurrency
Blockstream has raised $21 million. The large seed round was led by by LinkedIn cofounder and Airbnb board member Reid Hoffman, Khosla Ventures, and Canada's own Real Ventures. Upward of 40... more
Real Ventures Fund III Reaches $75 Million, Expands Presence in Toronto and Waterloo
The Montreal-headquatered Real Ventures announced today an additional $25 million in commitments led by several major institutional investors. The big move takes its latest web, mobile, and... more
Algolux Raises $2.6 Million Series A Round from Real Ventures and Angel Investors
Algolux today raised $2.6 million. The Series A round was led by by Real Ventures, with participation from a consortium of angel investors. The Montreal-based startup, which specializes... more
Montreal's Busbud Raises $9 Million Series A Round Led by OMERS Ventures
Montreal's Busbud announced this morning the closing of a $9 million Series A funding round, co-led by OMERS Ventures and Revolution Ventures. iNovia Capital and Real Ventures, who co-led an... more
Montreal's Seevibes Raises $1 Million Seed Round to Accelerate International Expansion
Seevibes has raised a $1 million seed round. The round was led by Polytech Ventures. Real Ventures and Bryan Freeman also participated. Seevibes, based in Montreal, measures and analyses the... more
Real Ventures Closes $50 Million of Newest Fund, Expects to Reach $100 Million Mark by Final Closing
Montreal-based Real Ventures announced today the first closing at $50 million of its newest web, mobile, and internet focused investment fund. The fund is expected to reach $100 million by... more
Montreal's GuestDriven Raises $3 Million Series A Round
This morning Montreal-based Hotelier SaaS platform GuestDriven announced a $3 million Series A round led by PlazaCorp, Real Ventures and Structure Capital. GuestDriven helps hospitality brands... more
LoginRadius Lands $1.3 Million Round and Now Powers 15 Million Monthly Users
Edmonton's LoginRadius announced today it has secured $1.3 million in financing from a syndicate of investors including the Accelerate Fund, Yaletown Venture Partners, Real Ventures, and BDC... more
Live Event Merchandise Startup atVenu Raises $1.1 Million Round led by Real Ventures
Today atVenu announced today the closing of $1.1 million of venture capital financing led by Real Ventures of Montreal and including private investors from the US and Canada. Launched in January... more
Real Ventures is About to Launch a $100 Million Fund in Canada
Real Ventures is on the verge of closing a $100 million partnership, its biggest ever, according to peHUB Canada. This will be the third fund launched by Real Ventures since its inception in... more
Real Ventures Expanding with Third, Larger Fund
One of Canada's more prominent venture capital firms, Real Ventures, is expanding. The VC firm is entering what it calls the third chapter of its life, with chapters evidently being defined by... more
Canadian Government Announces $50 Million Investment Across Four Venture Capital Funds
Today the federal government announced a $50 million investment to help startups access capital. The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, says that this investment is the next step in... more
Beyond the Rack: A Venture Backed Canadian Success Story
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is hosting the Banff Venture Forum this year on September 26 and 27, 2013. Recognized as one of Canada’s premier company financing events, the Banff Venture... more
FounderFuel and Real Ventures to Visit Seven Canadian Cities for PITCH IT
FounderFuel general manager Ian Jeffrey and tough-talkin’ Real Ventures investor John Stokes are hitting the road in September for a seven-date, “Pan-Canadian Pitch Training Workshop... more
OMsignal Raises $1 Million in VC Funding Round Led By Real Ventures
OMsignal, developers of bio-sensing clothing, has raised $1 million in venture capital from Real Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, and David Cohen of TechStars. With the recent rise in... more
Canadian Startup Busbud Raises $1 Million from iNovia Capital and Real Ventures
Montreal-based intercity bus travel startup Busbud today raised $1 million. The round was co-led by iNovia Capital and Real Ventures and included participation from Peter Kern, Managing Partner... more
Canadian Startup Lagoa Raises $1.6 Million in Funding From Atlas, Real Ventures
Montreal-based digital rendering, cloud-based 3D design platform Lagoa has raised $1.6 million in funding from Atlas Ventures, Real Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures and 500 Startups. The design... more
Canadian Launches The Founder Project, a Seed Stage VC Fund for Student Startups
The Founder Project is opening its doors in Montreal to student entrepreneurs and startups in the hopes of sparking a university-wide micro investing initiative. Ilan Saks founded the project... more
Canadian Startup Relay Raises $700,000 from Real Ventures and Others
Toronto-based Relay has raised $700,000 from a mix of Canadian and US investors, including Real Ventures and Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures. Relay was part of Extreme Startup's last... more
Mark MacLeod, the Startup CFO, Joins FreshBooks
Mark MacLeod, known as the "Startup CFO," has joined Toronto-based cloud accounting firm FreshBooks. He's been a partner at Montreal's Real Ventures since 2010, a company that has invested in hot... more
Announcing the Canadian Startup Award Finalists: Vote for Your Favourite
With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize, honour, and celebrate these people and their companies. Presented by KPMG, the... more
Real Ventures' John Stokes: the Gordon Ramsay of Canadian Startups
At Montreal’s historic Notman House, where many startups come to accelerate, one voice can almost always be heard above the rest. This is FounderFuel mentor and Real Ventures Partner John... more
Canadian Startup Clarity Raises $1.6 Million Seed Round from Mark Cuban and Others
Clarity has raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Real Ventures, 500 Startups, Mark Cuban, Boris Wertz, Howard Lindzon, and more. The investors seem evenly split between Canada, where Clarity... more
Canadian Startup Cinemagram Raises $8.5 Million, Relocates to Silicon Valley
Montreal-based Cinemagram has raised an $8.5 million Series A round. The Cinemagram app can turn your iPhone photos into animated GIFs in a matter of seconds. The Canadian startup raised money... more
Montreal Startup Context.IO Acquired by Return Path
Montreal startup Context.IO announced yesterday that it has been acquired by Return Path for an undisclosed sum. Context.IO is an API provider that makes it fast and easy for developers to... more
Canadian Startup Frank & Oak Raises $5 Million to Create Hassle-free Online Shopping for Men
Canadian startup Frank & Oak, which launched in February, has raised $5 million from Canadian and US investors, including Rho Ventures and Real Ventures Canada. Lightbank led the round. Frank... more
FounderFuel Grad Raises $500K To Revive Apps From The App Store Graveyard
Montreal startup ooomf announced this morning that they have raised $500K in seed funding and are launching their public beta. The financing round was led by Montreal-based early stage seed fund... more
Get Me Listed Closes Successful Seed Round Led by Real Ventures
Montreal's Get Me Listed announced on Friday that they have successfully secured their seed financing round with hometown Real Ventures leading the way.  Other angel investors participating... more
Is Montreal Home to the Next Instagram?
Is Montreal home to the next Instagram? According to Real Ventures' JS Cournoyer, it may be. At the 5:45 mark of the most recent episode of Venture Cap TV, Cournoyer tells host Kristina... more
Announcing the WINNERS of the First Annual Canadian Startup Awards!
After a month of nominations and two weeks of voting, the First Annual Canadian Startup Awards presented by KPMG boils down to this one moment. The winners. 11,000 votes later, let's just skip the... more
Buyosphere raises $325k seed round led by Real Ventures
NextMontreal reported this morning that Montreal's Buyosphere has completed their seed financing round, raising $325k led by Real Ventures. Also involved in the round are Jesse Kaplan of Seek... more
Real Ventures celebrates one year and 18 investments
It's been one year since Montreal's Real Ventures launched and today they summarized their year in numbers on their blog. 570 – Companies we were introduced to 1,500 – Company... more
Real Ventures invests in Quebec City's Caristix
Quebec City's Caristix announced today that it has closed a round of seed financing led by Real Ventures with participation from Anges Quebec investors. The funding will fuel growth activities,... more
Real Ventures invests in TechStars Demo Day grad
Montreal's Real Ventures announced this morning that it has invested in ThinkNear as part of the $1.6M round led by IA Ventures. Other investors into this round included Google Ventures, Qualcomm... more
Montreal's Localmind raises $600K seed round
Montreal startup Localmind announced today that they have raised $600K in angel funding led by Granite Ventures with Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, Ian Sobieski, Peter Bordes, Ty Danco, Zach... more
Montreal welcomes new early-stage, startup accelerator: FounderFuel
Last week the West Coast got a new startup accelerator with the launch of GrowLab in Vancouver and today it's Montreal's turn. Montreal Start Up and Real Ventures announced today that they have... more
Made-to-fit Menswear online retailer Modasuite raises seed financing
Canada is becoming a leader in the online fashion business from coast-to-coast. Montreal's Beyond the Rack has been killing it for a couple years and now not one, but two online retailers of custom... more
C100 visits Quebec for Accelerate MTL
The C100,  Real Ventures, iNovia Capital and BDC Venture Capital have collaborated to bring the Montreal tech entrepreneur community a major event about the "What" and... more
Montréal's George Favvas heads to Valley to start Rewardli with funding from 500 Startups, Real Ventures
Dave McClure’s 500 Startups accelerator has officially announced the companies participating in its first batch. Montréal entrepreneur George... more
Real Ventures announces lean startup program for games
According to GamesBeat's Saleem Khan, Canadian gaming startups can look forward to receiving private support from a Montreal incubator program as early as this summer. Real Ventures partner Mark... more
Montréal's Real Ventures announces its first two investments: Fabric Technologies and DokDok
Real Ventures is a $45-million seed stage venture fund based in Montreal. The fund closed late last year, and has just announced its first two investments: Fabric Technologies and DokDok.... more
Digital Media People to Watch in Quebec in 2011
For 2011 Techvibes is adding a Quebec list to our popular Digital Media People to Watch series. We've done a pretty good job tracking the movers and shakers in Alberta, BC, and Ontario over the... more
Real Ventures is here, Montréal!
Montréal Startup is a $5-million seed fund founded by John Stokes, Daniel Drouet, Alan MacIntosh, Austin Hill, and JS Cournoyer. It's a great thing for the... more

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