CTI and Discovery Capital back PHEMI

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PHEMI, a big data warehouse company, has secured C$12.2 million in funding. CTI Life Sciences Fund and British Columbia Discovery Fund led the round with participation from other investors that included BDC Capital Healthcare Venture Fund and Yaletown Venture Partners.


GE Ventures leads $17.2 mln round for BitStew Systems

Bit Stew Systems said Tuesday it raised an additional $17.2 million in a Series B funding round led by GE Ventures. Existing investors Cisco Investments and Yaletown Venture Partners participated while BDC Capital, a new investor, took part. Bit Stew, of Vancouver, British Columbia, provides a platform that aims to manage massive data sets in industrial environments.


VC-backed ad tech startup Pretio buys Tap for Tap

Ad tech startup Pretio Interactive has acquired Tap for Tap. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Tap for Tap is a mobile ad network of 18,000 apps. Pretio is backed by Wesley Clover International and Yaletown Venture Partners.

Yaletown funds Columbia Green

Columbia Green Technologies has received an undisclosed amount of funding. Yaletown Venture Partners led the round. Based in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Green is a green roof company.


Tasktop racks up $11 mln Series A

Tasktop Technologies has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Austin Ventures led the round with participation from Yaletown Venture Partners. In addition to the funding, John Thornton, general partner at Austin Ventures and Mike Satterfield, partner at Yaletown Venture Partners, have been appointed to Tasktop’s board of directors. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia and Austin, Texas, Tasktop is a provider of ALM integration technology.

PHEMI Health Systems nets $2.8 mln seed funds

PHEMI Health Systems said Monday that it has closed $2.8 million in seed financing. The investors included BDC Venture Capital and Yaletown Venture Partners. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, PHEMI Health Systems is a big data platform company that provides solutions that improve clinic productivity, patient outcomes and medical research.

Chaordix Secures Series A Financing

Chaordix has secured Series A financing, led by Yaletown Venture Partners and with participation by the Business Development Bank of Canada. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Chaordix crowdsourcing programs help global organizations gain market research, brand loyalty and innovation. PRESS RELEASE Chaordix(R) Inc., the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence, today announced it has secured Series […]

Mingleverse Inks $1.4M From Yaletown Venture Partners

Video conferencing start-up Mingleverse has inked $1.4 million in seed financing from Yaletown Venture Partners, undisclosed angel investors and its co-founder and CEO Ron Stevens. Mingleverse’s online video conferencing platform creates a virtual environment – similar to Second Life – where users can create avatars and interact with up to 50 other users at one time. Yaletown Venture Partners is based in Vancouver.

Photoshop Of The Day

Yaletown Venture Partners recently closed on more than C$100 million for its second fund, which focuses on early-stage IT and cleantech investment opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. But it no longer has all four of its original partners.

Steve Hnatiuk recently left the firm, in order to pursue other opportunities in the Canadian VC market (he says to expect an announcement this fall). No official announcement of his departure, but some eagle-eyed readers noticed the following before and after photos from the Yaletown website:

Don’t Cry for Canada: Yaletown Holds First Close on $65 Million

A survival of the fittest challenge has been playing out in Canada this year, and six-year-old Yaletown Venture Partners has apparently been deemed one of the more robust venture outfits by institutional investors. The firm just closed on an initial $65 million for its second fund, Yaletown Ventures II Limited Partnership. Yaletown closed its first, $42 million fund, […]

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