Ameet Shah and Bert Amato Become Newest Partner at Golden Venture Partners

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Golden Venture Partners, a mobile-focused seed and early stage venture capital fund, announced the addition of two new partners this morning.

“Venture capital is not for the faint of heart,” says founder Matt Golden, “[but] for all the ups and downs of venture, there really is not a business more suited to having a partner to share in the roller coaster of highs and lows.”

Joining the Toronto-based firm is Ameet Shah as partner and Bert Amato as venture partner. Shah cofounded Tira Wireless alongside Matt Golden, the VC firms founder, in 2011, and later sold his next startup, Five Mobile, to Zynga, where he hails from. Amato, cofounder of Delrina, which was acquired by Symantec, has been quietly investing in big names such as Wattpad.

“Matt and I have known and worked with each for the last 12 years,” wrote Shah on Medium, “and I’m both humbled and honoured to be partnering with him and the rest of the team.”

“Choose poorly and you’ve ruined your brand and your future in the business,” Golden says of VC partners. “Choose wisely, and your fund and brand gain massive value.”

Golden Venture Partners has invested in several Canadian startups, including Gallop Labs and Guardly. In November, the firm launched a $40 million fund.

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