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October 29, 2008 / Danny Robinson

Yaletown VC closes $65M fund

We were all crossing our fingers and holding our breath, hoping that Yaletown would close their new fund in these tough market conditions.  That’s why I was so happy to learn that we can finally exhale!  Yaletown did a first close with $65M and plan to do a second closing to top the fund out at $100M.

Congrats to Steve, Mike, Kirk, and Hans.  But more importantly, I think this is a big win for the Vancouver tech scene in general.  Many funds around town have put themselves in maintenance mode, and angels are in a wait and see pattern, which has all but halted any new innovation in BC.  I’m hoping that Yaletown folks will be acting like kids in a candy store.

My favorite warren buffet quote: “Be fearful when people are greedy, and be greedy when people are fearful.”
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