Game maker Electronic Arts is poised to invest in a newly-formed, $200 million Canadian venture capital fund made up of former EA employees, peHUB has learned. The firm, called VanEdge Capital, expects to hold its first close on $100 million from six limited partners, including EA, later this month.
Vancouver-based VanEdge plans to focus on early stage digital media opportunities in the United States and abroad and has garnered support not just from one of the world's largest video game publishers. Limited partners currently executing final diligence on the firm include the Export Development Bank, the Business Development Bank, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. (one of Canada's largest pension funds), BC Renaissance Capital Fund and Nicola Investments, says firm co-founder Paul Lee.
VanEdge is hoping to finalize the fund's first close later this month.