NACO Staff

Futurpreneur + 3-01

April 12, 2017

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Canadian economy, creating almost half of all jobs and generating nearly a third of our gross domestic product. Despite the important role these companies play when it comes to ensuring economic prosperity for our country, they continue to experience challenges related to accessing capital. Lacking both a credit history […] Read More

February 1, 2017

PitchBook has assembled the most comprehensive rankings of PE, VC, advisors and law firms in 2016. From the most active venture firms in the Great Lakes to the most prolific advisors on PE- or VC-backed IPOs, find out which firms are atop the lists. You can see the full report here on PitchBook´s website, or download […] Read More

September 16, 2016

The National Angel Capital Organization has released its first comprehensive Canadian book on Angel Investing as part of NACO Academy. Author Dr. Steven Gedeon takes a deep dive into Angel Investing, the result is an informative, engaging, and useful reference guide for anyone interested in learning about this growing community. We reached Dr. Gedeon in […] Read More

August 18, 2016

This past spring NACO partnered with Hockeystick – a cloud-based data platform that helps investors measure the long-term impact of their investments. This partnership is imperative for NACO as it underlines the importance within our industry for accurate metrics and portfolio data collection, as well as tracking. Read their whitepaper below to learn how Hockeystick has replaced manual […] Read More

July 26, 2016

NACO recently partnered with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) for a new report, The State of Canada’s Tech Sector, 2016. The report has updated and broadened the definition of the technology sector, taking into account the growing impact of the industry on the Canadian economy. The report’s key findings (based on 2015 […] Read More

April 29, 2016

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is proud to host its first ever Western Regional Summit. As the national industry association for Angel investors, we know that there’s a direct link between improved access to private risk capital and the growth of local startup ecosystems, which creates high-value jobs and supports a stronger economy. NACO […] Read More

December 22, 2015

Let’s face it holiday hopefuls, finding that perfect gift might as well be an Olympic sport. Grandpa never wore those kickin’ khakis you bought him, and Dad wasn’t exactly thrilled with his Adele concert tickets. So you can be sure of how tough it is for startups to appreciate their Angel investors. These relationships are […] Read More

July 20, 2015

The 2014 Report on Angel Investing Activity in Canada was released on Monday, June 29, 2015, at 10am at KPMG’s Toronto office. Along with an in-depth report on key industry insights and investment trends, it lists Canada’s top performing Angel groups coast-to-coast. We sincerely congratulate them on their impressive activity in 2014, and overall contribution […] Read More