Yaletown has invested in a number of “emerging-growth” technology businesses in recent years. Typically, these companies had annual product sales of $2 million to $5 million and were looking to scale their go-to-market programs. Growth driven by fresh capital has enabled several of these companies to position for liquidity, generating excellent returns for company founders, past investors, and for Yaletown. Examples include Monexa, acquired by a global enterprise SaaS leader, and Partnerpedia, acquired by systems management giant BMC Software. To build on this success, Yaletown Partners has commenced raising a new $135 million Yaletown Emerging Growth Fund to invest in similar companies.
Yaletown's Emerging Growth Fund’s investment thesis is built on Yaletown’s investment experience, underscored by the firm’s proprietary analysis which highlights the persistent imbalance between the large number of Canadian technology companies seeking early infusions of growth capital and the limited supply of capital targeting such companies. We expect the new fund to receive strong institutional and private investor support, and are looking forward to making initial investments from the fund later in 2016.