A Team Dedicated
to Supporting Your Mission


Isaac Souweine

General Manager at FounderFuel

Isaac is the General Manager of FounderFuel and a Partner at Real Ventures focused on pre-seed investments. A newcomer to venture capital, Isaac has built a career as a product leader with a passion for company building and ecosystem creation. Past leadership roles have spanned high growth startups like Sonder and Frank + Oak and large technology companies like Yahoo and Scholastic. Isaac is also a dedicated mentor, public speaker, event organizer and connector, who believes deeply in paying it forward. A husband and father of two, he thinks Montreal might just be the perfect place to raise a family while building a world-class startup ecosystem.


Philippe Huot

Program Manager at FounderFuel

Philippe is the Program Manager of FounderFuel. His work on FounderFuel is part of his broader role as Operations Manager at Real Ventures. Born and raised in Montréal, Phil studied politics and economics at the University of Montréal and at the London School of Economics, then went on to work for Parthenon-EY’s private equity practice in Singapore, with stints in public affairs and project management along the way. Phil is passionate about making Montréal a dynamic tech ecosystem; past community projects include organizer roles with TEDxMontreal and Startup Open House. In his off-time, In his off-time, Phil seizes every opportunity he has to get the first chair at the ski lift and hunt the best pho in town.


Sylvain Carle

Mentor-in-Chief at FounderFuel

Sylvain Carle has spent the last two decades living and breathing emerging technologies. Though he didn’t study computer science, Sylvain has been tinkering with computers for years, and spent most of his career as a startup entrepreneur at the confluence of media, technology and networks. A self-proclaimed nerd, socialist and pragmatist, Sylvain believes in technology as a means to change the world, and loves investing in ideas and people to transform industries. Before joining Real Ventures in 2014, Sylvain was CTO and co-founder at Messagia, Interstructure, Praized and Needium, and also worked as Senior Developer Advocate at Twitter in San Francisco. As a Real Ventures pre-seed partner, Sylvain plays a key role in nurturing the local tech ecosystem, and also works closely with our portfolio companies.