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Georgian Partners

Georgian Partners

A venture capital firm in Canada that focuses on investing in companies operating in the information technology sectors

Georgian Partners is a venture capital firm in Canada that focuses on investing in companies operating in the information technology sectors. Founded 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by John Berton, Justin LaFayette, and Simon Chong, it invests in late stage ventures, series C, series D, series A, and series B rounds. Its portfolio companies include Top Hat, Xanadu, Trusona, and Reonomy. As of February 2020, Georgian Partners has made 73 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 4, 2020, when Top Hat raised $55M. Georgian Partners has had 15 exits, the most notable of which include Shopify, Cority, and Kony. Georgian Partners has raised five funds, their latest being Georgian Partners Growth Fund V. This fund was announced on February 25, 2020 and raised a total of CA$1.1B.

Timeline

2008
Founded

Funded Companies

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Shopify

Shopify is an Ottawa-based cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke.

Strivr is a Menlo Park, California-based developer of a virtual reality platform for learning and training employees.

Top Hat is a company founded by Mike Silagadze. Top Hat produces software aimed at increasing engagement in students. The software allows users to integrate videos and graphics and customize interactive textbooks.

WorkFusion is a New York-based software company that provides a platform with Robotic Process Automation(RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Armis Security is a Palo Alto, California-based computer security company developing security tools for various connected devices and founded in 2015 by Nadir Izrael, Tomer Schwartz and Yevgeny Dibrov.

Chorus.ai is a developer of artificially intelligent conversation cloud platform for sales team that turn conversations into data and offer analytics of that data.

eSentire is a Cambridge, Ontario-based cybersecurity company providing information security solutions for enterprises.

Opcity is a real estate technology company.

FreshBooks is a Toronto-based developer of cloud-based accounting software for businesses and individuals.

A software company that has developed its Trusted Signals Network (TSN) to share signals from different companies for the purpose of data analytics.

Devo is a cloud-native logging solution that delivers real-time visibility for security and operations teams.

Devo, formerly Logtrust, is a technology company that developed the first real-time big data-in-motion software, which collects and analyses big data in real-time. Devo (along with Panda Security) released several other integrated technologies. It is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

Siemplify is a cybersecurity company providing solutions and services for enterprises and MSSPs globally.

DISCO develops legal technology software

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People

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John Berton

Founder

Andre Perey

Advisor

Chang Liu

Employee

Justin LaFayette

Founder

Simon Chong

Founder

Tyson Baber

Employee

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Companies

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Signpost

Aera Technology

DefenseStorm

Reonomy

Shipwell

Stratifyd

Top Hat

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Trusona

Xanadu

News

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Description
Meagan Simpson
April 12, 2021
BetaKit
Toronto venture capital firm Georgian Partners has reportedly closed its new Alignment Fund I, pulling in $1.02 billion USD.
Josh Scott
March 30, 2021
BetaKit
Less than a month after stepping down as founding CEO of Toronto-based EdTech Top Hat, Mike Silagadze has joined Ripple Ventures as a venture partner.
Josh Scott
March 1, 2021
BetaKit
Information Venture Partners has appointed Jane Podbelskaya as principal, as the venture firm has continued to grow its investing team in recent months.
Meagan Simpson
February 4, 2021
BetaKit
Longtime Top Hat investor Georgian Partners has committed an additional $130 million into the startup following a year of COVID-fueled changes and acquisitions.
Meagan Simpson
June 1, 2020
BetaKit
Toronto-based food ordering and mobile pickup startup Ritual has reportedly raised $29.8 million CAD ($22 million USD) from existing investors.
Ingrid Lunden
May 26, 2020
TechCrunch
As more online brands look for ways to move beyond third-party cookies as a way of gaining more direct insights about their users and customers, a startup that has developed a platform to help them has raised a big round of funding. Bluecore, a marketing technology firm that uses data gained from direct marketing like [...]
Isabelle Kirkwood
February 25, 2020
BetaKit
Georgian Partners has secured $1 billion CAD for its fifth fund. This makes Georgian's private venture fund the first in Canada valued at over $1 billion.
Meagan Simpson
September 27, 2019
BetaKit
A new filing with the SEC confirms that Toronto-based Georgian Partners is looking to raise what would be Canada's first $1 billion CAD private venture fund.

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