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Investing in Great Teams with Big Ideas

Yesware is an email productivity service that helps salespeople close more business. Integrated into Gmail and mobile devices, Yesware provides email analytics, customizable templates and CRM synchronization to help salespeople communicate with customers more effectively.
More than 20 million people have joined Wattpad, making it the world’s largest community of readers and writers. People use Wattpad to connect with each other while they discover and share millions of free stories. Wattpad stories are available in more than 50 languages and can be read or written from any phone, tablet, or computer.
Guardly is the first mobile personal safety service that instantly connects individuals and businesses to multiple parties in the event of an emergency.
AppHero - acquired by Fuse Powered - is a social recommendation platform that helps users discover mobile applications they will find relevant, engaging and useful.
The Tempo Smart Calendar - acquired by Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) - is the first learning system built for the calendar. Like a personal assistant, Tempo finds and neatly organizes everything people need to prepare for what’s next such as contacts, emails, documents, conference calls, and flight status. It put this information in context of each event so common tasks can be completed in the least taps, saving time and reducing stress.
ActionX - acquired by WPP (LSE: WPP) - connects the dots between mobile customer acquisition and mobile retargeting to drive transactions and maximize customer lifetime value.
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Top Hat Monocle lets instructors conduct polls, quizzes and interactive demonstrations in class. Students can participate in class using any device they own, such as their cell phone, smartphone, ipad or laptop.
logo_setfm - acquired by PledgeMusic - is a mobile music platform for both musicians and their fans to create and interact with high quality audio of their live performances.
Influitive helps companies mobilize their customer advocates to provide more referral leads, reference calls and social media advocacy, for maximum buying cycle efficiency. Considered-purchase and B2B companies use Influitive's web-based solutions to execute customer advocate programs.
Poptalk - acquired by Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) - brings your messaging to life with animated avatar based messaging.
Apptentive is the easiest way for any company with an app to talk with their customers. By making it easy to solicit feedback, intelligently prompt for ratings and conduct research using real-time surveys, all in the app, Apptentive powers higher ratings, better reviews, more downloads and higher retention.
Weaving technology into life, OMsignal is apparel that continuously tracks your biometrics to help you connect to a fitter, healthier, happier you. Embedded sensors in the apparel monitor your heart rate, breathing and activity while the OMsignal app displays your data in real-time on your mobile phone. OMsignal fits seamlessly into your everyday life.
Upverter provides engineers with the best collaboration, data and design tools to create hardware better, faster.
Joist is a vertical mobile platform solution for contractors.
mParticle builds mobile infrastructure to provide mobile app developers and publishers with the controls and reporting functionality necessary to make informed
decisions about their business.
Navdy is a Head-Up Display (HUD) that enables a dramatically better way to use your apps in the car. Navdy feels like driving in the future and will change the relationship you have with your phone and car, forever.
Snowball - acquired by Credit Karma - shows your messages from Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, SMS and all your other social apps in one place. It’s the fastest way to talk to your friends!
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Ritual’s mobile order and pay platform enables users to order coffee and food to be picked up just-in-time. No waiting, no lines, users can grab and go from the best local restaurants and coffeeshops.
Gallop - acquired by Big Viking Games - is a prescriptive mobile marketing platform that leverages data science and in-­app behavioral analytics to help brands and mobile publishers find and optimize the most valuable users for their applications.
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Brightwheel allows preschool teachers to manage their daycares while providing parents with insights into their kids' daily activities. Through a mobile-first platform, teachers can carry out day-to-day administrative tasks, process payments and share photos and notes with parents.
Soapbox is an enterprise SaaS platform that manages the innovation process by connecting management with insights from frontline workers.
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Shift Messenger
Shift Messenger is a mobile app that lets shift workers solve everyday work problems, connect to their workplace communities and build professional identities
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SkipTheDishes - acquired by JustEat (LSE: JE) - provides online ordering and delivery for customers from the best restaurants in their neighborhoods.
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TVision Insights
TVision Insights integrates performance-based metrics with advanced audience measurement technology to provide actionable insights into television audience behavior.
Roadmunk is an enterprise SaaS platform that allows users to create visual roadmaps to promote organizational transparency across teams in a collaborative environment.
Avidbots builds indoor autonomous robotics systems to solve business problems in real world environments. Their intelligent robots are capable of cleaning large commercial spaces with little oversight.
Teams use Helpful to share video updates at work. Video updates are the fastest and most authentic way to convey your tone and expression, making it easy to get your message across. You can use Helpful to send status updates, broadcast news, give feedback, or share ideas.
Hush is building a new way to shop from your phone, starting with the makeup vertical. Hush helps you look and feel your best without breaking the bank.
BenchSci is an A.I. platform decodes published figures to help scientists find the best antibodies for their research. Their software has decoded millions of peer reviewed papers; indexing the data, and making it easily searchable for scientists.
Inkbox provides customers with a true temporary tattoo. The artwork lasts for 2 weeks and gives you the look and feel of a traditional tattoo, without any of the commitment.

A Team of Experienced Operators

Matt Golden

Managing Partner

Ameet Shah


Bert Amato

Venture Partner

Jamie Rosenblatt


Laser Focused On Adding Value

Entrepreneurs First

At Golden Venture Partners, all of our partners have been in the trenches as both operators and investors of successful high growth startups.  We believe our investment in you is the beginning of a very long partnership.  Whenever you need help, we want to be your first call.

Stage Appropriate

We understand the seed stage and what it takes to get your company to the next level; we do what it takes to help you get there.  As a company in our portfolio, you can expect a partner that will be accessible, highly networked and pragmatic.


What We're Looking For

You and your team are a gritty and determined group of extraordinary entrepreneurs who MUST change the world.
Bold Ideas/Big Markets
You have a new and bold approach that will generate outsized results to a huge market.
You are a Seed or Seed+ opportunity
You are not afraid to challenge the status quo and can show early signs of validation.
Leveraging mobile
You leverage the massive potential of mobile to disrupt existing value chains or create entirely new ones.

We Love Meeting Passionate Teams With Exciting New Opportunities

The best introductions come from someone we know, so look for a referral first.
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