HIGHLINE investor Yaletown Venture Partners was ranked Canada’s most active VC firm in the first nine months of 2014 by Thomson Reuters, leading the list of private independent funds with 18 deals and 4.5% market share.
Focused on Canadian and US Northwest startups that develop enterprise technology and sustainable infrastructure, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Seattle, and typically makes $500,000 – $2.5 million initial investments, with the ability to offer follow-on financing (often with other VC firms).
As Yaletown describes on their website, “We help with all aspects of a company’s financing life-cycle including future financings, strategic relationships, mergers and acquisitions, and planning and preparation for public offerings.” In addition, the VC firm offers experience in operations and finances, perspectives on growth, and introductions to contacts who can provide additional value.
Yaletown Venture Partners’ portfolio has over 30 emerging-growth companies, including HIGHLINE graduates food.ee, Wantering, ePact, and Mover, as well as Indicee (acquired by D&B), Partnerpedia (acquired by BMC Softare), EnerG2, Shadow Networks, Solegear, Chaordix, Tutela, and Elastic Path.
While every Yaletown Venture Partners portfolio company gets to benefit from the team’s collective experience, each company also receives a dedicated partner; for HIGHLINE, that’s Mike Satterfield, a General Partner based in Vancouver.
Mike has over 25 years of entrepreneurial and senior operating experience in the software industry. He was the lead partner for Yaletown investments in Partnerpedia (acquired by BMC Software, 2013) and Indicee (acquired by Dun and Bradstreet Corp in 2014). Prior to Yaletown, Mike was co-founder and CEO of Simba Technologies, acquired by Pivotal in 2000. He was also co-founder and CEO of PageAhead Software Corporation where he raised startup funding, built the team, and guided market entry for InfoPublisher, an award-winning database-publishing product. Earlier in his career, Mike co-founded Paradigm Development, a Vancouver-based contract software development firm whose client roster included Microsoft, Adobe and Symantec.
Mike has a B.Sc. degree from the University of British Columbia. When not working with entrepreneurs, he can be found in the kitchen, on a bicycle, or enjoying B.C.’s beautiful outdoors with family and friends.
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