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Golden Ventures Secures $100 Million to Invest in Canada’s Tech Ecosystem

Golden Ventures, a Canadian-based venture capital firm, has closed over its fifth fund of more than $100 million.

Golden Ventures Secures $100 Million to Invest in Canada’s Tech Ecosystem

The mentioned fund is targeted at high-potential, seed-stage founders working with various technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, quantum technology, and climate solutions.

Matt Golden founded the venture capital firm in 2011 in Toronto. He said the $100 million-plus fund is an extension of the firm’s core thesis and is designed to target super founders.

Golden Ventures is currently focused on the Canadian technology ecosystem. According to Matt Golden, the mentioned direction is a great trajectory. The majority of the company’s investments have been in the Canadian technology ecosystem.

Golden Ventures makes both core investments and those that are more oriented toward the business angels side. In previous funds, the company invested in 25 core deals. With the fifth fund, the firm plans to make more than 30 core deals.

For 13 years, Golden Ventures has backed more than 100 early-stage companies. The firm also invested in talent, mentorship, and building relationships with later-stage funds to enable portfolio brands to access downstream funding.

Some of Golden Ventures’s portfolio exits include storytelling platform Wattpad, which was acquired by Naver, and SkipTheDishes, an online ordering platform acquired by Just Eat.

The company is also an investor in Brightwheel, a SaaS tool for daycares, Float, a spend automation company, and Xanadu, a brand producing a universal quantum processor.

As we have reported earlier, AI Chip Startup Rebellions Secures $124 Million.

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