Former founders.
Accomplished investors.
Trusted advisors.

The Team

We are a team of former founders. We have a strong conviction for the potential of people and their ideas. This is why we embrace the seed stage in all its glory and imperfections. We’ve seen it all — from seed to scale to IPO — and we’ve built a team that brings their experience and creativity to the table with unwavering conviction.

Matt Golden

Founder & Managing Partner

Ameet Shah

Partner

Bert Amato

Venture Partner

Jamie Rosenblatt

Principal

Marianne Bulger

People & Platform

Matt Golden

Founder & Managing Partner

Ameet Shah

Partner

Bert Amato

Venture Partner

Jamie Rosenblatt

Principal

Marianne Bulger

People & Platform

Hear From The Founders

Mike Silagadze

Co-founder & CEO, Top Hat

“Golden Ventures has been a phenomenal partner to work with and has consistently added value to help our startup succeed. This includes things like helping recruit top executives for key roles, providing advice on critical strategic decisions and helping make relevant introductions. I couldn’t have asked for a better investor to work with!”

Saif Altimimi

Co-founder & CEO, ChefHero

“Golden Ventures was our first investor and remain very active to this day. They’ve helped us attract senior talent, fundraise and most importantly, helped me grow as a founder and CEO. Their operational experience keeps them in touch with the fundamental issues entrepreneurs face on a day-to-day basis.”

Alex Lin

Co-founder & CEO, Hush

“Golden was one of the earliest investors we engaged with at Hush. Their past entrepreneurial experience and network have been valuable in building our company. Above all else, Golden puts founders and their companies first. Whether that’s through a late-night strategy session or sharing their network, I’ve found they’re authentic, easy to work with and always have our backs.”

Joshua Simair

CEO & Co-Founder, Skip the Dishes

“Golden Ventures was the honest and supportive VC we needed. They helped us identify critical milestones, attract strategic investors and mentors, and supported us in growing (and ultimately exiting) our company. I would highly recommend working with the Golden team if you ever have the opportunity.”

Anish Acharya

VP Product, Credit Karma

The partners at Golden Ventures have been a force multiplier for Snowball and Socialdeck in good times and tough; in everything from the initial fund raise to growth to corp dev Golden’s focus on being founder-first shines through. When I build my third company I know who my first call’s going to be.”

Matthew Bellows

Co-founder & CEO, Yesware

“Golden was the first investor we pitched because I knew they would be honest, direct and helpful. Luckily for us, they invested and have been instrumental in our growth. The team at Golden are smart, hard working and dedicated to their portfolio companies’ success. If you get the chance, I highly recommend partnering with them.”

Allen Lau

Co-founder & CEO, Wattpad

“Golden Ventures was an early supporter of Wattpad and their initial investment in our Series A round, as well as subsequent rounds, helped propel the company forward. Their continuous support, invaluable advice, direct mentorship and willingness to help make connections has helped Wattpad transform into the global multiplatform entertainment company it is today.”

Hear From The Founders

Mike Silagadze

Co-founder & CEO, Top Hat

“Golden Ventures has been a phenomenal partner to work with and has consistently added value to help our startup succeed. This includes things like helping recruit top executives for key roles, providing advice on critical strategic decisions and helping make relevant introductions. I couldn’t have asked for a better investor to work with!”

Saif Altimimi

Co-founder & CEO, ChefHero

“Golden Ventures was our first investor and remain very active to this day. They’ve helped us attract senior talent, fundraise and most importantly, helped me grow as a founder and CEO. Their operational experience keeps them in touch with the fundamental issues entrepreneurs face on a day-to-day basis.”

Alex Lin

Co-founder & CEO, Hush

“Golden was one of the earliest investors we engaged with at Hush. Their past entrepreneurial experience and network have been valuable in building our company. Above all else, Golden puts founders and their companies first. Whether that’s through a late-night strategy session or sharing their network, I’ve found they’re authentic, easy to work with and always have our backs.”

Joshua Simair

CEO & Co-Founder, Skip the Dishes

“Golden Ventures was the honest and supportive VC we needed. They helped us identify critical milestones, attract strategic investors and mentors, and supported us in growing (and ultimately exiting) our company. I would highly recommend working with the Golden team if you ever have the opportunity.”

Anish Acharya

VP Product, Credit Karma

The partners at Golden Ventures have been a force multiplier for Snowball and Socialdeck in good times and tough; in everything from the initial fund raise to growth to corp dev Golden’s focus on being founder-first shines through. When I build my third company I know who my first call’s going to be.”

Matthew Bellows

Co-founder & CEO, Yesware

“Golden was the first investor we pitched because I knew they would be honest, direct and helpful. Luckily for us, they invested and have been instrumental in our growth. The team at Golden are smart, hard working and dedicated to their portfolio companies’ success. If you get the chance, I highly recommend partnering with them.”

Allen Lau

Co-founder & CEO, Wattpad

“Golden Ventures was an early supporter of Wattpad and their initial investment in our Series A round, as well as subsequent rounds, helped propel the company forward. Their continuous support, invaluable advice, direct mentorship and willingness to help make connections has helped Wattpad transform into the global multiplatform entertainment company it is today.”