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Real Ventures is one of Canada’s most active early-stage venture capital firms, dedicated to serving entrepreneurs and nurturing the communities in which they thrive. In 2007, we questioned why brilliant Canadian founders should have to fly to San Francisco to raise seed capital. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to building a world-class Canadian startup ecosystem on the belief that people, not money, build game-changing companies.

Real Ventures has offices in Toronto and Montreal. We created FounderFuel, Canada’s longest running accelerator program; helped establish Front Row Ventures, Canada’s first student-led VC; partnered with TechStars to launch both the Toronto and Montreal chapters; and we have supported numerous other tech community programs and initiatives such as Creative Destruction Lab, Communitech, DMZ, MaRS Discovery District, and the Vector Institute. Equality, diversity, and inclusion are also important vectors at Real Ventures. We are proud to have Janet Bannister as our Managing Partner, one of the few women leading a longstanding venture capital firm, and to support projects such as Rep Matters.

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Through its dedication to building Canada’s tech ecosystems, Real Ventures is a well-known, firmly established and respected early-stage investor with unparalleled access and deal flow. Real Ventures is one of Canada’s top-performing early-stage venture firms, consistently delivering top-quartile returns. Real Ventures’ portfolio has 8 unicorns including Blockstream, Clearco, Mejuri, Sonder, Tenstorrent and Xanadu. We are also seed-stage investors in leading Canadian companies such as BenchSci, Clutch, RenoRun and League. In fact, 10% of Real Ventures’ seed-stage investments from its 2014 fund have gone on to become unicorns, 4-times the North American average.

We are proud to be part of the fast-growing Canadian venture capital market which is outpacing both the U.S. and international markets. This growth is being driven by the depth and breadth of Canada’s talent pool, our unfettered access to international markets, and the accelerating network effect of a robust and maturing tech ecosystem.

Real Ventures has raised $325 million across five funds and our active portfolio of 60+ tech companies is currently valued at over $15 billion. We serve daring entrepreneurs who are driven to create meaningful, global companies by providing guidance based on our decades of operating experience, access to our deep, global networks, and the resources to support both their personal and company growth.

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