Member Programs

NACO has partnered up with select organizations whose services and expertise will assist members in making informed decisions based on industry best practices and will lead to improved investing outcomes. Our partners have joined us in helping to support the development of the Angel asset-class by offering their specialized services at preferred rates.Sign up for NACO membership or sign in to your account in order to take advantage of programs available to NACO members.

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KPMG Enterprise

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KPMG Enterprise™ is a national network of professionals dedicated to private companies. Period. It’s all we do. We care about bringing you success, no matter what success looks like to you. This give us a unique, intimate understanding of how private companies operate and how we can help them succeed. From a simple transaction to a large deal, we roll up our sleeves and work with you in a way that is both manageable and affordable.

As KPMG Enterprise advisers, we have the relationships and networks that can give you help with both local issues and global challenges, all from a single point of contact. We do this by bringing you the best of personal connection and KPMG resources – the best of both worlds. www.kpmg.com

  • No charge review of current corporate structure
  • Free personal or business tax diagnostic to identify personal and corporate
    opportunities for minimizing tax
  • No charge one-hour consultation on buy-side, sell-side assistance
  • One-hour SR&ED consultation
  • Preferred private company rates

Gowlings

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As one of Canada’s largest law firms, Gowlings knows what it takes to create, enhance and protect real business value. With more than 750 business-savvy legal professionals active in key global industries, they provide clients with pragmatic commercial advice.

Gowlings has been a trusted business partner to many of Canada’s largest organizations for over a century, and has built a solid reputation for delivering creative, effective and valuable solutions to complex business matters.

Clients know they can rely on Gowlings’ professionals to hit the ground running. With a valuable combination of extensive industry insight, tested business acumen and hands-on regulatory experience, they get straight to the heart of your issues. www.gowlings.com

  • Initial no-charge one-hour consultation
  • Discounted rates
  • No charge review of investment term sheets
  • No charge IP audit for companies that have received investment from NACO members;
  • Fixed fee patent and applications

Gust

Gust provides the global platform for the sourcing and management of early-stage investments, enabling skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit.

Gust is endorsed by the world’s leading business Angel and venture capital associations, and powers over 1,000 investment organizations in 65 countries. More than 200,000 start-ups have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 40,000 individual accredited investors. http://gust.com/

  • Free access to Gust for all investors that are members of NACO
  • Front-of-the line access to a dedicated support representative
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The Funding Portal

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The Funding Portal is an e-commerce platform that provides one-window access to all sources of government funding, including grants, tax incentives and other government incentives programs, and sources of private financing to support the innovation and growth objectives of companies, hospitals, universities, charities and non-profits. Backed by some of Canada’s top business brands including KPMG, RBC, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), NACO and MaRS, The Funding Portal provides a national bilingual portal, as called for in the Jenkins Report on federal R&D and the Drummond Report in Ontario. TheFundingPortal.com

Edge to Epic

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Edge to Epic is proud to partner with NACO to provide added-value benefits to both members and their portfolio companies. Their unique online platform and innovative collective approach allows them to connect all businesses to buying power; irrespective of size, industry or location.

As a result of the Edge to Epic partnership, all NACO members receive complimentary access to a comprehensive offering of discounted business services focused on key recurring expenses, delivering bottom-line savings that make a real impact and help businesses excel.

NACO members benefit not only from Edge to Epic’s enhanced bargaining power, but also from the key relationships they have developed with the best providers. Their exclusive programs include travel, payment processing, mobile plans, office supplies, shipping, and payroll – with partners such as Staples, Rogers, Porter, VIA Rail, Priceline.com, and more. http://edgetoepic.com/

  • Porter Airlines: up to 15% off flights
  • Staples Business Advantage: average 20% combined savings on office supplies
  • Discount Car and Truck Rentals: 10% off car rentals & 15% off truck rentals
  • Rogers Wireless: access to exclusive corporate-level plans
  • Priceline.com: 5% annual cashback on all hotel stays
  • Salesforce: 25% off consulting (Architecture, Design, Build, Deploy & Management)
  • VIA Rail: 10% off the best available public fare
  • Ceridian: 20% off payroll fees, free implementation & first month free
  • ShipTime: save up to 30% on shipping & enjoy exclusive group rates
  • Western Union Business Solutions: 15% off standard foreign exchange rate for spot deals; zero-fee foreign exchange wire transfers worldwide (save up to $75/transfer); $10 same currency wire transfers
  • VersaPay: exclusive preferred rates for in store & online payments
  • Corporate Traveller: 15% off travel services
  • Leapfrog Lighting: 20% off all light bulbs
  • Epic Perks: 20% off your Epic Employee Travel Perks program

Hockeystick

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Hockeystick is a reporting platform for Angel groups that makes it easy to gather updates and metrics from portfolio companies. Investors can create custom reports to get the data they need and Hockeystick takes care of reminding companies to file.

Hockeystick then provides powerful portfolio reporting tools to analyze performance and generate reports. NACO and Hockeystick have partnered to bring better reporting tools to all Canadian Angels and Angel groups. https://hockeystick.co/

  • 3-month free trial for Angels and Angel groups
  • After trial, $49 per month for up to 25 portfolio companies
  • Premium support including hands-on training, custom report creation