Ecosystem building with Sylvain Carle, Partner @ Real Ventures

October 11, 2019

On this week’s show, we spoke with Sylvain Carle, Partner @ Real Ventures

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 their portfolio companies.

On the show, we spoke about:

  • Being a self-learner
  • The concept of failure
  • Working for Twitter pre-IPO
  • Real Venture’s Orbit Fund and Front Row Ventures
  • Fostering a community and ecosystem
  • The concept of “Conscious Leadership” and impact investing

Sylvain was very generous with his time. I learned a ton from spending time with him. I hope that you enjoy the conversation!

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