Real Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Alan MacIntosh Jean-Sebastian Cournoyer John Stokes


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Total investments 283
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 171
Rounds per year 18.87
Lead investments 20
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 31
Key employees 12
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce

Real Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2007. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Montru00e9al. The venture was found in North America in Canada.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Canada. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Crew, VarageSale, Hubba. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Artificial Intelligence, Internet.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Real Ventures, startups are often financed by Creative Destruction Lab, Version One Ventures, ScaleUP Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, FounderFuel, Anges Quebec. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by ScaleUP Ventures, Y Combinator, Version One Ventures.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2019. This Real Ventures works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 1 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Real Ventures the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year.

This organization was formed by Alan MacIntosh, Jean-Sebastian Cournoyer, John Stokes. We also calculated 24 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$30M09 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Clutch Canada

$79M16 Nov 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Information Technology
$3M08 Nov 2021 -


Higher Education
Professional Networking
$11M03 Nov 2021 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$2M11 Oct 2021 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal


$1M08 Sep 2021 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Artificial Intelligence
Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$20M10 Aug 2021 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$200M20 May 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada


$15M28 Apr 2021 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
XpertSea Raises $20 Million Series B to Transform the Seafood Economy through Finance and Technology

– XpertSea, a Canadian company transforming how seafood is farmed and traded, announced it has closed a $20M USD Series B funding round.
– The round was led by QED Investors and Atlantico with Investissement Quebec joining previous investors Obvious Ventures, Aqua-Spark, Tony Fadell’s Future Shape, Real Ventures and edō Capital.
– QED partner Lauren Morton will join XpertSea’s board, resulting in both an executive team and a board where women are in the majority.
– By 2050 our planet will need 70% more food production to feed 10 billion people. Aquaculture represents one of the most efficient and sustainable ways to supply that quality protein, but technology gaps and the lack of financial services to underbanked farmers are major barriers to growth.


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