Golden Ventures is a venture capital firm that specializes in funding seed-stage companies operating in North America. The firm was established in 2011 by Matt Golden. It is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Golden Ventures seeks to invest in companies operating in manufacturing, business services, consumer products and services, education, energy, eSports and gaming, financial technology, food, logistics, media, and e-commerce. The firm invests in early-stage companies, preferring investments in seed-stage companies, but offers follow-on investment up to Series A, with rare moments of funding beyond a Series A stage company.
Golden Ventures invests through various investment funds, often investing between twenty to twenty-five companies in a given fund. However, the firm also uses smaller funds, such as its 2021 $20 million "Opportunities Fund," to make follow-on investments in standout companies from its portfolio. Golden Ventures, while investing across North America and having investments abroad, focuses its investments in Canada and the Canadian start-up ecosystem. These investments tend to be focused across the Toronto, Kitchener, and Waterloo areas.
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Funding Rounds Participated In
Golden Ventures looks to capitalize on portfolio winners with two new funds | BetaKit
June 23, 2021
Golden Ventures raises $100M fourth fund and $20M opportunities fund | TechCrunch
June 23, 2021
Golden Ventures' Matt Golden has advice for startups fundraising in a down market
December 16, 2022
Toronto's Golden Ventures closes $72-million fund with capital from American investors
May 1, 2018