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MSU I, 12/2009 C$5M
Real Ventures, 10/2010 C$50M



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Montreal Start Up

Montreal Start Up provides seed-level financing to entrepreneurs aspiring to establish companies in Montreal, with the focus being on software based services in the internet, wireless and media space.

The Fund invests in entrepreneurs with very early stage concepts and ideas that need a bit a financing and some strategic and operational input in order to help them progress their idea towards being a successful company or at least a company that is fundable by other VC’s.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
GuestDriven 4/2011Seed4
StatusNet 8/2010Series A$1.27M4
Beyond the Rack 1/2010Venture Round$2M1
Vanilla Forums 1/2010Series AC$1M4
StatusNet 10/2009Seed$875k4
StatusNet 1/2009Seed$150k1
Emotify 1/2009SeedC$70k1
Standout Jobs 1/2008Series AC$1.57M10



  1. MSU I first closing ( [edit]
  2. Canada Gets Real About Seed Investing With New $45 Million Fund ( [edit]
  3. Akoha investment ( [edit]
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  4. MConcierge Closes Financing Round ( [edit]
  5. Open Source Microblogging Startup StatusNet Lands More Funding ( [edit]
  6. Canada, Beyond the Rack Raises $2M in Equity Financing ( [edit]
  7. Vanilla Forums Receives $500,000 (CAD) Round A Funding for Its Innovative, Open Source Community Forum Software ( [edit]
  8. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  9. Control Yourself Gets Seed Round For Microblogging Service ( [edit]
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  11. Standout Jobs Raises $2 Million Financing from iNovia Capital ( [edit]
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