Golden Ventures

Investor type Micro VC

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Total investments 100
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 69
Rounds per year 10.00
Lead investments 10
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 12
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Technology
Summary

In 2011 was created Golden Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto. The company was established in North America in Canada.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Golden Ventures, startups are often financed by Foundry Group, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA), Battery Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Eniac Ventures, Version One Ventures, Real Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Battery Ventures, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA), Real Ventures.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, Analytics. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Top Hat, Yesware, Yesware.

The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this Golden Ventures performs on 18 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2015. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 4 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Golden Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

GoodGood

Retail
$5M07 Dec 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Umamicart

Delivery
Food and Beverage
Grocery
$6M03 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States

Faire

E-Commerce
Marketplace
Retail
Retail Technology
Wholesale
$400M16 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Composer

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
$5M15 Nov 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Float

Accounting
Finance
FinTech
Software
$29M03 Nov 2021 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FormHero

Information Technology
$12M21 Sep 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Neo Financial

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
$50M15 Sep 2021 Calgary, Canada

Crux OCM

Artificial Intelligence
Energy
Energy Management
Machine Learning
Oil and Gas
Software
$6M14 Sep 2021 Calgary, Canada

Callia

E-Commerce
Online Portals
Productivity Tools
$5M01 Sep 2021 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
News
Workflow automation startup Daylight lands $12.3M

– Toronto, Canada-based Daylight, formerly FormHero, announced it has raised $12.3 million in a series A round led by RTP Global, Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Golden Ventures.
– The company says the funds, which bring its total raised to $14.56 million, will be used to support go-to-market activities and expand the capabilities of its automation platform.
– A growing number of businesses are investing in tech-powered solutions to minimize repetitive office processes. In a 2020 McKinsey survey, 66% of enterprises said they were piloting platforms to automate at least one business process. And in a survey conducted by ServiceNow, 86% of respondents said that by 2020 their organizations would require intelligent automation to keep up with business requirements.

CruxOCM Raises $9M Total in Venture Financing; Latest Led by Bullpen Capital

– CruxOCM is the pioneer of robotic industrial process automation (RIPA™) for control room operations.
– The company has raised $6M in venture financing to fuel growth.
– The recent round was led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from Angular Ventures, Root Ventures, Golden Ventures, Cendana Capital and Industry Ventures.
– The capital will be used to grow the company’s product lines, increase the efficiency of its installation process, and continue expanding its team across North America.

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