Program Partners

Gust

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Gust is the world’s largest global network of early stage investment professionals and entrepreneurs, and a preferred angel group management platform of NACO. Gust has everything investors need to discover, vet, share and manage quality deals on a robust, secure platform. Used by the world’s leading business angel and venture capital associations, Gust powers hundreds of investment organizations in 190 countries. More than 300,000 startups have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 80,000 investment professionals. For more information, please visit www.gust.com.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, NACO has helped develop the Start-Up Visa Program, which enables immigrant entrepreneurs to launch innovative businesses that will create jobs in Canada and, eventually, compete globally. The program is only available to accredited investors.

The Start-Up Visa Program links immigrant entrepreneurs with private sector groups in Canada that have experience working with start-ups and can provide essential resources. To learn more, visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/business/start-up/index.asp

The Funding Portal

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The Funding Portal is Canada’s capital markets and government funding portal. The portal aggregates information on more than 7,000 sources of funding online, providing unique data analytics products, as well as access to partners and services that greatly improve the ability of companies, institutions and non-profits to secure the funding they seek. More than 17,000 Canadian organizations use The Funding Portal to find funding each month. TheFundingPortal.com

ProSeeder

ProSeeder Technologies is a preferred Angel group management and collaboration platform of NACO. Offering Angel groups and other financial firms a fully integrated, and highly configurable cloud-based platform to manage all aspects of their investment and deal syndication processes. ProSeeder empowers clients to maximize their operational efficiency and provide a detailed audit trail for compliance and reporting. ProSeeder’s robust collaboration platform is designed to scale with their clients’ growing investment reach – whether it’s managing more accredited investors, vetting more investment opportunities or growing globally. For more information, please visit www.proseeder.com.

Hockeystick

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

Top Hat

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Top Hat is a student engagement platform that transforms the mobile devices students already own into powerful tools for active learning. Top Hat is helping professors teach and students learn more effectively in over 350 universities around the world. https://tophat.com/

Trajectory

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Trajectory represents a new breed of purpose-driven firms that integrates the best of brand strategy, design thinking and stakeholder engagement strategies. They work with leading organizations to fuel their success through brand-driven strategies, compelling stories, experience design and powerful community building tools.

Trajectory has brought its strategic know-how and creative expertise to a diverse range of clients including, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, YMCA Canada, CivicAction, Scotiabank, Frontline Health, the National Angel Capital Organization, Cogniciti (the first spinoff from the MaRS incubator), and many more. Trajectory works with organizations big and small on brand strategy development; identity systems; brand and product naming; detailed design; communications writing; and more. www.trajectoryco.com