The commitment represents an extension of a partnership that began in 2012, when the Ontario Venture Capital Fund, also managed by Northleaf, made a commitment to Golden Venture Partners Fund I. The partnership was further strengthened through NVCF’s direct co-investment alongside Golden Venture Partners in Toronto-based Wattpad, an online community of readers and writers.
Led by Matt Golden, Founding Partner, Golden Venture Partners is a mobile focused seed and early-stage venture capital fund with investments across North America.
Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund is a joint initiative between major Canadian institutional investors and the Governments of Canada and Ontario to invest primarily in Canada-based venture capital and growth equity funds and direct co-investments that support innovative, high growth companies. Structured as a fund of funds, the fund is managed by Northleaf Capital Partners.