Read NACO's latest report on Angel activity in Canada and learn about the latest trends.
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
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.
RBC Angel Investee Program
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*
BDO STARTSMART Program
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.
AWS Activate Program
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)
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.
Our Top Performing Angel Groups
By Dollar Amount Invested in 2018
By Number of Investments Made in 2018