Hans Knapp

Hans Knapp

PARTNER AND CO-FOUNDER — YALETOWN PARTNERS

Hans co-founded Yaletown in 2001 and brings over 20 years of investing, legal and corporate governance experience to Yaletown’s team.  A seasoned investor with multiple $200M+ exits under his belt, Hans presently manages Yaletown’s emerging-growth investments in Cooledge Lighting, Redlen Technologies and Equicare Health and is part of the Investing Team of Yaletown’s newest $100M fund, the Yaletown Innovation Growth Fund.  Hans has played a key role in the formation, financing or exiting of over two dozen high growth companies including most recently Monexa’s sale to Netsuite (2015), Bitstew’s sale to General Electric (2016) and the sale of Daiya Foods to Otsuka Pharmaceuticals (2017).  A frequent speaker on topics of note in the venture industry, Hans sits on the Board of the Canadian Venture Capital Association and was co-chair of the CVCA’s 2015 marquee annual conference in Vancouver.  Prior to founding Yaletown Hans practiced commercial litigation with a leading national firm and has been a member of the BC Bar since 1996.