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  • Vancouver Economic Commission: Vancouver’s Tech Boom Brings Together Canadian Investors, East and West October 14, 2016

    Last week hundreds of investors from across the country and the US descended on Vancouver for the National Angel Capital Organization’s (NACO) 2016 National Angel Summit, the largest and most prestigious conference of its kind in Canada. The annual conference allows angel investors – those who invest in early stage ventures – to share best practices and learn about promising investment opportunities. There has been a noticeable buzz at this year’s conference, driven in part by record-breaking investment levels in 2015. NACO reported that angels across the country invested $133.6M in startups last year – a 48 percent increase – while total venture capital hit a 10-year high, according to the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Read More.

  • BetaKit: Manny Padda Wins Angel of the Year Award from NACO October 12, 2016

    Last week, the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) announced that the Angel of the Year award, presented by BDC Capital, has been awarded to Manny Padda.

    Padda received the award for contributing to the growth and developing of angel investing in Canada through mentorship, investment, and leadership within the country’s ecosystem. Padda is the founder and managing director of New Avenue Capital, a firm that focuses on venture capital, recruitment, private lending, social venture, and philanthropy. Padda, who built his first multi-million dollar company at 26, is also a founder of GradusOne, an organization that connects students and graduates with mentors and resources to help them refine their career paths. Read More.

  • PE Hub: Manny Padda named angel of the year by NACO, BDC Capital October 6, 2016

    The National Angel Capital Organization(NACO) and BDC Capital have given the 2016 Canadian Angel of the Year award to Manny Padda. The award, presented at NACO’s National Angel Summit, recognizes an individual investor who has made a significant contribution to the growth and development Canada’s angel ecosystem. Padda is the founder and managing director of New Avenue Capital, a Vancouver-based firm focused on venture capital, recruitment, private lending and real estate, and social venture and philanthropy. He has led the organization since 2010. Read More.

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jordan-green NACO Summit 2016: Jordan Green - “Angel investing is globalizing and there is ever more opportunity to syndicate with peers in other countries.” – Jordan Green Jordan Green is an internationally recognized thought leader in early-stage investing. In over 30 years he has built, grown, advised and invested in entrepreneurial ventures in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and the USA. A […]
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