National Managing Director of Front Row Ventures, Real Ventures
Raphael is one of the three co-founders of Front Row Ventures, Canada’s first student-led venture capital fund. He joined the Early-stage team at Real in 2017 to build and grow the FRV fund across Canada. An entrepreneur since childhood, Raph went from owning a car garage to a window-cleaning business to a tech startup — all before he hit twenty. A software engineer and product geek who is passionate about creating outstanding technologies that enhance people’s lives, Raph has also been involved in organizing tech-focused events including Startup Weekends, hackathons and other educational programs. Prior to FRV, Raph spent many years working as a Product Manager and developing Volume7, a digital product agency that partners with forward-thinking startups and companies. When he’s not working on building startups or the tech ecosystem, Raph can be found skiing, snowboarding or coding his newest product idea.