Matt golden Man­ag­ing part­ner of Golden Ven­ture Part­ners

Toronto Life - - Tech Boom -

Golden was among the first to cash in on mo­bile con­tent. He co-founded Tira Wire­less, a mo­bile games com­pany, in 2001. A few years later, he left the com­pany and joined the Black­Berry Part­ners Fund. He started his own, epony­mous ven­ture fund in 2011, fo­cus­ing on mo­bile

soft­ware. Golden had a no­table pay­off in 2015, when Tempo, a cal­en­dar app, sold to Sales­force for an undis­closed sum.

money un­der Man­age­ment: $70 mil­lion. No­table in­vest­ment:

Wattpad, the Toronto-based pub­lish­ing plat­form. Golden in­vested dur­ing the com­pany’s Se­ries A fi­nanc­ing in 2011; its Se­ries C round clocked in at $46 mil­lion.

friends in high Places:

Ivan Yuen and Al­lan Lau, co-founders of Wattpad; Boris Wertz, founder of Ver­sion One; Ameet Shah, for­mer man­ag­ing direc­tor of Zynga Toronto.

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