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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
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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
Rob Douglas

October 30, 2015

Harnessing the Power of Angel Investors The National Angel Summit is the flagship event for Canada’s Angel investor community as it brings together investors, startup CEOs and economic development professionals from across the globe. This year, almost 400 industry professionals attended the National Angel Summit, indicating the presence and impact of the Canadian Angel community. […] Read More
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October 2, 2015

An Examination of PasswordBox’s Exit Three years ago, a Montreal tech startup with three employees was trying its luck against competition that had a head start. Two years later, that company became part of one of the world’s tech titans. The company is called PasswordBox and Intel Corp. acquired it in late 2014. The speed […] Read More
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September 25, 2015

This is my second year attending the NACO Summit. I’m attending the summit and supporting NACO because I’m interested in supporting the further growth and professionalization of private capital investing in Canada. I don’t know what the answers are to reach these goals, but I have lots of questions that are related: How do we […] Read More
Dave-Berkus

August 31, 2015

Angel investors seem like a patient lot, often investing very early in the life of an enterprise, then typically waiting seven to eleven years for a return. We also know that half of our investments statistically will die within the first five years and that most will never receive the next level of financing. It sounds […] Read More
Randall Howard

August 23, 2015

How Can Angels Structure Their Portfolios Better? Angel portfolio management remains surprisingly primitive. Many Angels have built up substantial portfolios over time, yet few give much thought to ongoing management of these valuable assets. The many various spreadsheets, documents, share certificates, warrants, emails and other essential documents are often scattered widely. I understand firsthand the […] Read More
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May 28, 2015

The 2015 National Angel Summit is fast approaching and it’s the perfect opportunity to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, one of Canada’s most visited tourist destinations. Each year, the National Angel Summit is hosted in one of Canada’s great cities, showcasing, along with top-notch innovation, the many fascinating historical and cultural highlights our country has to offer. […] Read More