For students, By students.

Front Row Ventures is Canada's 1st student-run venture capital fund. Based in Montreal, Sherbrooke, and Québec, we invest in Canada's most talented students.

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What we're all about.

Front Row Ventures is the first student-run venture capital fund entirely managed by students in Canada. Launched in 2017 in partnership with Real Ventures, Front Row Ventures will invest 600 000$ over the next four years in 24 student startups.

We're convinced that students are in a unique position to challenge the status quo. Their university years are an entrepreneurial sweet spot, and we want to help them to launch unthinkable ventures, and start companies that change the world.

Companies like Facebook, Google, and Snapchat were created by student founders, but most student entrepreneurs still lack access to capital.

We're closing that gap by backing student founders with an early investment of $25,000, through a SAFE—the most founder-friendly terms that exist, and a portfolio of resources and world-class mentors.

The first resource for student founders of technology-powered startups, Front Row Ventures settled in Montreal before expanding to the rest of Canada.


We gather the most talented and innovative students from every backgrounds and campuses in Canada.


Our interdisciplinary team amplifies their peers’ crude potential and daring ideas into groundbreaking ventures.


Front Row Ventures backs student founders with a game-changing investment of $25,000. We make their success our priority. We get them to their next milestone.

The FRV and Real family

Students backing students.

We have team members from a diverse set of backgrounds, all working to help reshape the tech and startup culture on Canadian university campuses.

Through our different backgrounds, we all had the spark that made us fall in love with tech entrepreneurship. We're united by our passion and boldness. We are more than a team, we're family.

Montreal was just the beginning. FRV grew its family to the whole Quebec province, and it's now expanding to Ontario in 2018.

Let Front Row Ventures be your spark. Be part of it. Join our team.

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We're backed by Canada's largest early-stage VC.

Established in 2007, Real Ventures backs world-class entrepreneurs building game-changing companies. Real recently raised $180 million to support the most promising Canadian tech startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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key players in the Canada university, startups & investment ecosystems.

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Join our community. Follow Front Row Ventures journey from campus to campus and discover the next big tech startup.

Join the next generation of tech leaders. Join the FRV family.

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