Front Row Ventures is the first national Canadian university-focused VC fund. We believe that Canada’s next big startups are being dreamed up in labs, classrooms, and dorm rooms. Built by students, for students; we think the best people to find Canada’s most promising student founders are the people sitting next to them in the classroom.

This is why we’ve built Front Row Ventures!

This is Part 2 of a two-part series introducing our team composed of trained students from diverse backgrounds and 20+ university campuses (I) our Investment Team team in Quebec and Ontario (II) our Impact Teams supporting FRV…


Front Row Ventures is the first national Canadian university-focused VC fund. We believe that Canada’s next big startups are being dreamed up in labs, classrooms, and dorm rooms. Built by students, for students; we think the best people to find Canada’s most promising student founders are the people sitting next to them in the classroom.

This is why we’ve built Front Row Ventures!

This is Part I of a two-part series introducing our team composed of trained students from diverse backgrounds and 20+ university campuses (I) our Investment Team team in Quebec and Ontario (II) our Impact Teams supporting FRV…


Education as an industry is broken and stubbornly un-innovative. Prices continue to climb, yet quality fails to increase in proportion.

At Front Row Ventures, we are big proponents of students who are bringing their research breakthroughs to the masses. As a team of student VCs, we also believe in the power of education but have experienced first hand how the current teaching methods are failing to deliver that full power. That is despite incredibly enriching interactions with professors and researchers outside the classroom.

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When Iulian, CEO of Korbit.ai, pitched me how his team was planning to fix education, I was immediately hooked. Korbit’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality education for the masses at a low cost, anytime and anywhere…


FRV’s newest initiative will focus on providing support to Canada’s top female student founders.

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At Front Row Ventures, we support Canada’s most promising student founders — those we believe will define the future of the tech industry. Working for the past two years at over ten university campuses, we realized that more support is needed for underrepresented game changers.

It’s common knowledge that there is a gender diversity gap in the venture capital and tech industries in Canada. It’s a tricky space to navigate: some believe that women-targeted initiatives rightfully increase access to opportunities on a playing field that is uneven, while others believe that they only exacerbate the issue at hand. …


Rejoins nos équipes d’investissement et communauté du Québec/Ontario 2019–20.

Vous cherchez une occasion incroyable de plonger tête la première dans l’écosystème startups du Canada? Front Row Ventures recrute présentement les meilleurs étudiants canadiens de niveau universitaire en Ontario et au Québec pour se joindre à leurs équipes d’investissement et de communauté pour l’année scolaire 2019/2020 !

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Alors, qu’est-ce que FRV?

Front Row Ventures est le premier fonds de capital de risque géré par des étudiants au Canada. Notre mission est de soutenir les meilleurs entrepreneurs étudiants du Canada grâce à des investissements en équité et de leur fournir le réseau dont ils ont besoin pour démarrer leur entreprise. …


Join FRV’s 2019 Quebec/Ontario Investment & Community teams.

Looking for an incredible opportunity to dive headfirst into the Canadian startup ecosystem? Front Row Ventures is now recruiting Canada’s top post-secondary students in Ontario and Quebec to join our team of driven student VCs and community associates for the 2019/2020 academic year!

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So, what is FRV?

Front Row Ventures is the first student-run venture capital fund in Canada. Our mission is to back Canada’s best student founders through game-changing investment and provide them with the network they need to jump-start their business. We enable student founders to grow world-class companies while pursuing their education.

Our model is simple: investment teams composed of trained…


…and help scale the first Canadian student-run VC fund across the nation

Do you want to help Canada’s most talented student founders grow game-changing companies? FRV is looking for a motivated Marketing + Platform Manager to join the Real Ventures team in Montreal or Toronto, where they will create, manage, and fully own the FRV brand and marketing direction while supporting FRV’s expansion across Canada.

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The FRV and Real family

When we created Front Row Ventures in 2017 and launched our $600k Quebec-focused pilot fund powered by Real Ventures, our goal was to back Canada’s best student founders through game-changing investment. This would enable student founders to grow world-class companies while pursuing their education. …

Raphael Christian-Roy

CEO & Co-founder of Front Row Ventures @ Real Ventures

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