Veteran Montreal tech reporter Julien Brault is leaving Les Affaires after four years of covering the local startup community. He’ll join fintech fund Ferst Capital Partners on April 1. As he expressed, the news is no joke.
La Presse first reported the story last week.
It’s with a fair amount of regret that we at MTLinTech see Brault exit the tech reporting sphere. A detailed, dedicated reporter, Brault had a real knack for going in deep in any given subject. His knowledge of the Quebec tech sphere was deep, and he was known for breaking big tech news in this city.
Brault took to Facebook to announce his departure, attaching a classic shot of Kent Brockman in the process.
Taking his place will be reporter Matthieu Charest.
“We already have Matthieu Charest, Les Affaires’ rising star, who is covering real estate and entrepreneurship. There is no doubt he will cover the start-up world more extensively after my departure. Les Affaires is also looking for a tech journalist at the moment,” Brault wrote on reddit.
Ferst Capital Partners currently has a portfolio of nine startups. According to its website, “Ferst Capital Partners is an investment firm on the forefront of change. As investors, we provide strategic capital and support to Fintech startups. As a startup foundry, we provide a home for Canada’s next generation of exceptional company builders. We focus on how Canadians spend, save, borrow and invest their hard earned money because we believe these things are important.”