Blockstream raises $21 mln from Hoffman, Khosla, Real, Innovation, others

Blockstream said it raised a $21 million seed round from nearly 40 investors. The round was led by Reid Hoffman, Khosla Ventures and Real Ventures, and joined by Nicolas Berggruen, Crypto Currency Partners, Future\Perfect Ventures, Danny Hillis, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Max Levchin, Mosaic Ventures, Ray Ozzie, Ribbit Capital, Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures and others, according to a company blog post.


OMERS Ventures leads $4 mln seed round for LEAGUE

LEAGUE has secured $4 million in seed funding. OMERS Ventures led the round with participation from Infinite Potential Technologies, Foundation Capital and Real Ventures. LEAGUE is a digital health and wellness platform that is set to launch in early 2015.


Montreal-based Execution Labs snags C$6 mln Series A

Montreal-based Execution Labs, a game accelerator and investment platform, has received C$6 million in Series A funding. Corus Entertainment led the round with participation from return backers BDC Capital, Real Ventures and White Star Capital. In addition to the funding, Execution Labs has added Scott Dyer of Corus to its board.

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Breather app scores $6 mln Series A

Breather has raised $6 million in Series A round. RRE Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Vayner/RSE, Real Ventures and SOS Ventures. Based in Montreal, New York City and San Francisco, Breather is an app that lets users rent private rooms.

Vantage Analytics picks up $1.1 mln

Vantage Analytics has received $1.1 million in funding, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Real Ventures led the round. Based in Toronto, Vantage Analytics is a provider of predictive analytics and data mining modules. To read the announcement, visit here.

Real Ventures leads Series A round for Algolux

Algolux has secured $2.6 million in Series A financing. Real Ventures led the round with participation from a consortium of unnamed angel investors. Based in Montreal, Algolux specializes in computational optics.

Busbud snags $9 mln Series A

According to a blog post on its site, Busbud has raised $9 million in Series A funding. OMER Ventures and Revolution Ventures led the round with participation from iNovia Capital and Real Ventures. Based in Montreal, Busbud helps users book bus travel. To read the announcement, visit here.


OMsignal grabs $10 mln Series A led by BVP

OMsignal has received $10 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Real Ventures, Mistral Venture Partners, Golden Venture Partners, Techstars‘ managing partner David Cohen, Flextronics and Primera Capital. In addition to the funding, Rob Stavis of BVP and Ori Sasson of Primera Capital will join OMsignal’s board of directors. Based in Montreal, OMsignal is a provider of smart clothing technology.

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Smart Apparel Startup OMsignal Gets $1M in Seed Funding

Montréal-based OMsignal Inc., a startup company which develops bio-sensing clothing that connects with mobile devices, has obtained a $1 million seed-stage round of financing. The deal involved Canadian venture capital firms Real Ventures and Golden Venture Partners, as well as TechStars CEO David Cohen. OMsignal said it would open its apparel platform to external parties this summer.

Busbud Raises $1M From iNovia & Real Ventures

Busbud said it raised $1 million in a deal co-led by iNovia Capital and Real Ventures. Busbud’s website and free mobile application give travelers access to intercity bus travel information and ticket purchases.

Crowdbase Secures Seed Funding

Canadian start-up Crowdbase has secured $650,000 in seed financing from Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, and Martin-Luc Archambault (Bolidea) to accelerate product development and expand its team. Crowdbase allows teams to share questions, answers, notes, and Web links in a private social network.

Get Me Listed Attracts Seed Financing from Real Ventures and Angels

Local search analytics platform Get Me Listed has secured a seed financing round with Mark Macleod, general partner of Canada-based seed ventrue capital firm Real Ventures. Other angel investors who participated on the round include Internet entrepreneurs Yona Shtern and Robert Gold of online retailer Beyond the Rack as well as Sterost Holdings, the angel […]

Unbounce Raises $850K From 500Startups, Real Ventures, Others

Unbounce said it raised $850,000 from a syndicate led by Real Ventures of Montreal. The group includes Founder Co-Op of Seattle, Atlas Ventures of Boston, Social Leverage, 500Startups and Point Nine Capital. Also participating are angels Boris Wertz, Mike Edwards, Rapleaf CEO Auren Hoffman and Articulate CEO Adam Schwartz. BLOG POST Unbounce Raises $850k to […]

MConcierge Inks Funding from Real Ventures, Palos Capital

Montreal-based MConcierge Systems Inc., a maker of mobile-to-web software for the hospitality industry, has inked an undisclosed amount of financing from Real Ventures, Montreal Start Up, Palos Capital and Positron Inc. The money will help it expand software for hotels, which is a task management, content management and ordering system designed to integrate into existing IT infrastructures, PMS and other third party software. Real Ventures is a seed venture fund based in Montreal.

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