O Canada – Our Investment in Golden Ventures

Last week, I wrote a post talking about why Canada Is Going To Be The Next, Great, Entrepreneurial Tech Country.

Yesterday, we announced our investment in Golden Ventures III, a Toronto-based early stage fund.

I first met Matt Golden through Matthew Bellows, the CEO of Yesware (which we are co-investors in with Golden Ventures). I immediately liked him and we’ve worked together very effectively.

I’ve watched Matt and team build a strong portfolio of companies in Canada and in parts of the US. Every time I’ve gone to Toronto, Matt has hosted me for something and introduced me to a bunch of founders. While I get tired of big dinners, meals with Matt are always a joy, and some of the conversations I’ve had over the years with him and his friends have been extremely memorable.

We are excited to add our first Canadian fund to our roster of Partner Funds.

Welcome, Matt, Ameet, Bert, Jamie, and Marianne.


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