Angel Investing

June 8, 2016

Our venue for the June event is Bauhaus Restaurant. The event will run from late afternoon to around 10pm, and includes a full 3 course sit-down meal. Company pitches are 10 – 15 minutes long with time for thoughtful Q&A from attending investors. Dinner is spent at communal tables with the presenting founders one per […] 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

February 11, 2016

Female Funders is an organization dedicated to empowering 1,000 women to make their first Angel investment by fall 2016. In 2014, I started Angel investing and made three investments in female founded companies I believe in—Bridgit, Locks and Mane and Per Vices Corporation. It felt amazing to spend my time and money investing in a […] Read More

February 9, 2016

Provincial government provides investment in booming technology sector. The British Columbia (BC) government unveiled its full plans last month on the new #BCTECH Strategy, which aims to develop an area of the Canadian economy that’s doing quite well—technology. It’s a shift for a government whose economic agenda has traditionally focused on natural resources. This multi-year […] Read More

January 21, 2016

This post was originally published on Seraf Investor.  It’s exciting news! The CEO of one of your investments tells you that a buyer expressed serious interest in acquiring her company for $30M. Since the company has struggled to find huge growth, you are relieved and do a quick mental “back of the envelope” calculation and you […] Read More

January 12, 2016

From Vancouver to St. John’s, Angel investors are filling the gap between friends-and-family financing, venture capital and other sources of funding across the country. They are investing in Canada’s emerging startups, fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs and supporting technologies across many industries. In the past four years, members of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), […] Read More

December 7, 2015

This post was originally published on Gust. Canada has not tapped its female Angel investor potential – yet. The female Angel investor conversation has been discussed inside and out. From TechCrunch, BetaKit to the Financial Post, there have been more than a few arguments made about the lack of female representation in Canada’s early-stage investment community […] Read More

November 20, 2015

Angel investors—accredited investors who provide financial backing for early-stage companies—are increasingly important sources of capital for Canadian startups. Consider this, calculations made by the National Angel Capital Organization indicate that since 2010 its members have made 712 investments in 409 companies. This represents a remarkable $270 million injected into the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem, with over […] 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