• We support Canadian Angel investors, incubators, and accelerators as they help turn good ideas into great businesses.

     

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Who is NACO?

 

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is committed to advancing a thriving, early-stage entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada. Since 2012, NACO members have invested over $853.3 million into 1472 companies. NACO provides intelligence, best practices, tools and resources to its members to unlock the angel capital funding and mentorship that is critical to helping Canadian founders to grow and scale their companies globally.

Western Canada in 2018

Eastern Canada in 2018

Central Canada in 2018

 

40+Angel Networks
9Angel Networks
2Angel Networks
21Angel Networks
4000+Canadian Angels
531Investors
37Investors
1350Investors
$853M+Direct Financing
$12.1MInvested
$2MInvested
$128.6MInvested
2200+Investments
65Investments
6Investments
502Investments

Angel Activity Report


We are excited to present the 2018 Report on Canadian Angel Investing Activity.

This year’s data not only highlights the maturing of Canada’s Angel landscape, but also, for the first time, the significance of women as Angel investors. It reveals that Angel groups made 583 investments, amounting to $142.8 million. This is an increase in the number of investments compared with 2017.

More insights into Canada’s Angel Investment ecosystem can be found in the full report.

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Programs Include:

 

As part of RBCs ongoing strategy to support Canada’s Innovation eco-system, RBC has partnered with NACO to offer early stage startups exclusive access to RBC products and services.

Early stage companies that have secured capital from an angel investor (in good standing with NACO) may be eligible for an RBC Visa Business Platinum Avion® facility of up to $50,000*

 

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Building a business takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication. There are many important decisions that need to be made as your business grows. Having someone there to help you through every step of the way can increase your chances of success. That’s why the BDO Canada technology team created the STARTSMART Program.

BDO STARTSMART positions startups for success by offering bundled service solutions to meet your business needs. Each bundle has been carefully created to provide the services to support your path to achieving a successful business.

 

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Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program with resources designed to help startups get started on AWS.

Your investee company will be eligible for:

  • $10,000 in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 2 years
  • 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $5,000).
  • 80 credits for Self-Paced Labs ($80 value)

 

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The Startup Visa program was launched by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in April 2013, with the participation of NACO in order to support the efforts of Angel investor groups in bringing innovative young companies and their entrepreneurs to Canada, furthering our innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Angel groups designated to participate under the program will be able to provide investee immigrant entrepreneurs with access to an expedited immigration process.

 

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How NACO Helps

By connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support early-stage investing, NACO accelerates a thriving, early-stage investment ecosystem. NACO provides intelligence, tools, and resources for its members; facilitates key connections across networks, borders and industries; and helps to inform policy affecting the Angel asset-class.

NACO Academy

Learn about NACO's investor education series and find out when workshops will be run in your area.

Member Portal

Post jobs, find events, explore NACO's data, and connect with other members through the Member Portal.

 

 

 

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Our Top Performing Angel Groups

 

By Dollar Amount Invested in 2018

 

2018 Rank

 

2017 Rank

Northern Ontario Angels
Ontario
1
 
iGAN Partners Inc.
Ontario
2
 
Anges Québec
Quebec
4
 
Brightspark
Ontario
NEW
 
Anges Québec Capital
Quebec
NEW
 

By Number of Investments Made in 2018

 

2018 Rank

 

2017 Rank

York Angel Investors Inc.
Ontario
1
 
Anges Québec
Quebec
4
 
Northern Ontario Angels
Ontario
1
 
Keiretsu Forum Canada
Ontario
NEW
 
Capital Angel Network
Ontario
5
 
 
 
 

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