March 28, 2017

Avrio Capital is seeing a lucrative payout on money invested in Farmers Edge following the precision agriculture company’s refinancing earlier this year. Farmers Edge, provider of a digital platform to help farmers boost crop production, in December announced an investment by Fairfax Financial, the holding company of Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa. Terms weren’t disclosed for […] Read More
Pieter Dorsman

March 22, 2017

Creating a Canadian standard for term sheets to get more and better deals done, faster ​Over the past year and a half I have been conducting a workshop on term sheets and structuring deals across Canada. This is part of the National Angel Capital Organization of Canada’s (NACO) effort to encourage angel investing and in […] 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 22, 2016

Angel investment is a critical ingredient for supporting early stage startups and scaling them into fast growing, globally focused businesses. We rely on it to fund entrepreneurs after they’ve tapped their friends and family, the incubators and accelerators, and the government programs that provide initial support to nascent entrepreneurs. It acts to ramp up these […] 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