An Investment Manager with Yaletown Partners and based in Edmonton, Arden provides startup capital to Alberta-based companies through Accelerate Funds II and III, which Yaletown manages in partnership with local tech industry association, the A100. An accomplished investment professional with more than 15 years of private and public sector experience, he works with portfolio company teams to support their performance and is highly active in the Alberta technology startup community.
Throughout his career, Arden has focused on discovering and managing investment value for clients. As an investment analyst with the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, he took part in the active oversight of environmental, social, and governance issues that impacted AIMCo’s then $70B portfolio of assets, as well as underwriting more than $1 billion in real estate transactions. He also worked in commercial leasing and sales with Barclay Street and Torode Realty and managed a public equity portfolio at Qube Investment Management.
Before joining the Accelerate Fund team, Arden oversaw entrepreneurship development as manager of the University of Alberta’s Venture Mentoring Service. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Alberta and is a graduate of Royal Roads University’s Certified Executive Coaching program.