We serve entrepreneurs and nurture the communities in which they thrive.
We serve entrepreneurs and nurture the communities in which they thrive.
Real Ventures is the leading source of seed stage capital in Canada. Established in 2007, we've invested in over 150 companies across three funds. Our growing team of ex-founders and entrepreneurs is laser focused on doing one thing: serving entrepreneurs and nurturing the communities in which they thrive. So enough about us. Let's talk about you. We want to help.

FEATURED INVESTMENTS

  • breather

    Breather Breather creates beautiful spaces so you can be productive. We're expanding our network of hidden spaces, so you can gain access to them wherever you are. 2013

  • Frank & Oak – Real Ventures – Photo by EvaBlue – 09

    Frank & Oak Frank & Oak is a vertically integrated online menswear brand with premium threads and a simple, integrated, and personalized shopping experience. 2011

  • VarageSale

    VarageSale VarageSale is an online marketplace that provides people with a trusted, transparent environment in which to buy and sell. 2013

  • crew

    Crew Crew connects vetted projects with a handpicked community of independent designers and developers who have worked on products like Hotel Tonight, Dropbox, and Path. 2012

  • Blockstream

    Blockstream Blockstream’s core area of innovation is sidechains, a technology focused on improving on the blockchain, the most powerful public utility for distributed trust systems. 2014

WHAT OUR FOUNDERS SAY

Real Ventures are great. They are professional seed investors with highly relevant feedback to improve our product development. In addition, they are great advisors and a supportive team, even before we joined as a portfolio company.
Albert Dang-Vu CEO and co-founder, Crowdbase
I love the team at Real Ventures. My round was heavily oversubscribed and I worked to get Real involved because I knew they would add a lot of value and support me through the inevitable ups and downs.
Dan Martell CEO and Founder, Clarity
The Real Ventures team provided advice, connections and funds that enabled our business to get off the ground in no time. The chances of an early stage business succeeding are greatly amplified when working with them.
Thiago Costa CEO and co-founder, Lagoa
Real ventures have been very supportive, helping us validate and develop the business, from the first meeting with them to the exit. The ride was fun but too short, we will have to do it again!
Jean-Francois Gagne co-founder and CEO, Planora
Getting backed by Real Ventures is much more than just getting money in the bank. Their approach is very hands on, with involvement on multiple levels, which help support the development of our company.
Michael Mire co-founder, Sweet IQ
Real Ventures was integral in helping BTR get off the ground. The guys leveraged their personal network of Angels and VC’s to help us round out our funding requirements – actually joining us in NY and the Valley as we pitched with an unproven business plan.
Yona Shtern co-founder and CEO, Beyond The Rack
The Real Ventures team provided advice, connections and funds that enabled our business to get off the ground in no time. The chances of an early stage business succeeding are greatly amplified when working with them.
Thiago Costa CEO and co-founder, Lagoa