Powering the future of learning with Cognitive Science and AI. Team has been named amongst the worlds best data scientists & AI experts; customers include NASA. Renowned...more for having formulated & tested fundamental theories of learning & cognition over the past 40 years & conducting some of the most extensive applied education research in the world. Have developed proven learning applications in use by millions of people today, & have deep expertise in instructional design.
Canada's leading early stage venture fund. Canadian Venture Capital Firm of the Year 2015 & 2016: Run/own Founder Fuel- YC for Canada, and TechStars Montreal AI Accelerator....more Real has invested in over 200 companies, grown a network of 1000+ founders, raised over $300M across 5 early-stage funds, witnessed Canada’s transformation into the home of multiple top-20 global tech hubs, and seen the Valley’s best VCs jumping on flights from SF & NY to Canada to back industry-defining companies.
Responsible for sourcing/executing/managing investments in 55+ early stage co's-US (& 2 UK). 4 Unicorns. 1 each from Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C. Investments...more followed by/alongside leading investors including: Andreessen Horowitz, Bain Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla, Kleiner Perkins, Index, NEA, Sequoia Capital and SoftBank.
Founded a pan-European internet company, launched in the UK, selling excess inventory of leading sports and fashion brands via flash sales. Recruited one of the leading management...more teams in Europe including ex-President Neiman Marcus, ex CMO Orange (France Telecom), former CTO of Disney Europe, & poached an exec due to run the Gap stores logistics in Europe. Raised $4.5mm debt/equity capital. 10 days from Series A funding, the stock market crashed. Great learning experience during dot com boom.
Charles is one of our most supportive investors - I can always rely on him to provide valuable feedback and introductions that help scale Scentbird. Charles has an in-depth understanding of the startup eco-system, as well as a diverse network that we can always tap into - from investors, to brands, to consultants. We are very lucky to have Charles on board.
Founder of @scentbird-1, @beta-week, @neuvey.com.
Perfume blogger. Macaron lover.
Founder focused, and always with our best interest in mind, Charles has opened several strategic and investment doors. We simply would not be in our current position without him. Can't say enough good things and highly recommend.
Cofounder @vinebox • @y-combinator Alum • MBA @insead-1, JD @columbia Law • Strategy @cox-media-group, Corporate Law @latham-watkins
Charles has been a terrific angel investor for us at Zycada. He is entrepreneur-friendly and super connected, both of which proved immensely valuable to us when we needed customers as well as investor introductions. I personally liked his transparent approach with the founders for investing in technology startups. He genuinely cares about his investments. He has done many stellar investments and is respected very well among his peers.
Founder @zycada-networks • Worked at @akamai @limelight-networks @cisco @alcatel-lucent
Charles is an ideal investor -- he's emotionally supportive when you need him and hands-off when you're doing your own thing. As a multiple-time operator, he understands the journey better than most other investors. I recommend working with him when you get the opportunity!