Matt Golden is the founder and Managing Partner of Golden Venture Partners. Matt currently sits on the board of Guardly and is a Board observer of Wattpad. Matt has been focused on early stage mobile focused startups his entire career, both as an entrepreneur and an investor. As a venture investor and entrepreneur in the mobile marketplace, Matt was most recently an advisor to Five Mobile (acquired by Zynga), and previously was a partner at BlackBerry Partners Fund, a co-founder of Tira Wireless and an associate with Brightspark Ventures.
While at BlackBerry Partners Fund, a venture fund exclusively focused on mobile computing, Matt served on the boards of portfolio companies; SocialDeck, a Toronto based mobile social games platform and publisher (acquired by Google NSDQ: GOOG); and Nexage, a Boston based leading mobile advertising mediation and optimization platform; and spearheaded the investment in Transpera, a San Francisco based leading mobile video advertising platform (acquired by Tremor Media).
Prior to BlackBerry Partners Fund, Matt was a co-founder of Tira Wireless, a mobile games publisher and content deployment technology and services provider. As SVP sales, business and corporate development, Tira became a recognized industry leader and pioneer in both mobile games publishing and content deployment.
While at Brightspark Ventures, Matt was Director of New Ventures and had the opportunity to contribute to a number of seed stage investments from both a venture and operational perspective. Prior to Brightspark, Matt practiced law at Oslers, one of Canada’s premier law firms specializing in business technology, general corporate, financial services and mergers and acquisitions.
Matt’s educational background includes a joint Law/MBA degree from University of Ottawa and a BA in Economics from York University, Magna Cum Laude and Dean’s Honor Roll.
Matt is a speaker at mobile and venture capital events, including Mobile World Congress and CTIA, where he is invited to share his expertise on the mobile marketplace.