Mike Shaver joins Real Ventures

We are delighted to announce that Mike Shaver has joined Real Ventures as a General Partner, based in Toronto.  

As Real Ventures continues to develop as a firm, it’s exciting to add outstanding people who share our values, have unique skills, and are committed to building the next generation of great tech companies.

Mike has known the founding partners of Real Ventures since its formative years.  He has a phenomenal track record building product and engineering teams and scaling organizations.  Mike has also built developer ecosystems and has a long standing passion for mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs.  So, when he recently decided to move back to Canada from Silicon Valley, it was only natural we would discuss the opportunity to join the Real Ventures team.

Mike was most recently Director of Engineering at Facebook, where he was responsible for Facebook Mobile.  As an early member of Facebook’s mobile team, he led its transformation from a small group of engineers to thousands of people creating the most widely used mobile product in the world.  Prior to Facebook, Mike spent six years at Mozilla where he built and led the engineering team responsible for creating Firefox and was also its chief evangelist.  

In addition to Mike’s extensive operating experience, he truly embodies the values and mission of Real Ventures. He cares deeply about having an impact on and contributing to Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and is highly motivated to identify and support early-stage entrepreneurs. Mike’s passion for mentoring combined with his company building insights will be invaluable to help founders and startups realize their full potential.

We know you will really enjoy meeting and working with Mike.  Please join us in welcoming him to the Real Ventures family!