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Yaletown Partners

Yaletown Partners

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Headquarters Location

Canada, Vancouver


Yaletown Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 2002. The main office of this VC is situated in Vancouver. This investor is located in North America, Canada.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Besides Yaletown Partners, start-ups are typically funded by GrowthWorks Capital, OVP Venture Partners, HIGHLINEvc and 18 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with OVP Venture Partners, Ventures West, Paladin Capital Group, overall with 31 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by OVP Venture Partners, CTI Life Sciences Fund, BDC Healthcare Venture, out of 22 investors from our database.

Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Communities, E-Commerce. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 10 more industries for this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Canada. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country. Elastic Path Software, Indicee, ePACT Network are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2016. In 2014, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. Yaletown Partners participates, on average, in 8 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 16 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Hans Knapp, Steve Hnatiuk. Besides the listed founders, we have found 10 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: lhequitypartners.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

35.3% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.5 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.1 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

GrowthWorks Capital, OVP Venture Partners, HIGHLINEvc

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