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York Angel Investors Newsletter June 2018

York Angel Investors

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.


UPCOMING INVESTMENT MEETINGS
York Angel Investors

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (AGM, Investment Meeting & Cocktail Party)
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS
York Angel Investors

Tues. June 19th: Scaling with Pride
Wed. June 20th: Toronto Cryptocurrency Conference
Thurs. June 21st: AGM, YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Party
Mon. June 25th: How Do VCs Value Health Science Companies? From Valuation to Deal Structure
Tues. June 26th: VISTA Innovation and Technology Day
Thurs. June 28th: Fundica Roadshow- Toronto
Thurs. July 5th: Infiniti LAB Demo Day
Tues. July 10th – 14th: Startup Fest- Montreal
Thurs. July 12th: Driving Dreams- IoMe
Mon. July 16th: PitchItTOCityHall
Thurs. July 26th: YAI Investment Meeting

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

AGM REMINDER

Angels, just a little reminder that we have our Annual General Meeting this upcoming Thursday before the Investment Meeting. If you have yet to RSVP please make sure to email Cass.
Also, if you are unable to attend the AGM, please make sure you send a signed copy of your Proxie to Ana or Cass.


WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
York Angel Investors

Aaron Meckler 

Ben Feferman

Sherwin Shao


ANGEL OF THE YEAR

Many, many congratulations to Frank Auddino for being named YAI Angel of the Year 2017 for his dedication to our group and the ecosystem!
Thank you for representing York Angel Investors & being a wonderful member!

2017 NACO Angel Investing Report Results 

York Angels is excited to announce we tied for 1st PLACE across Canada, based on Numbers of Deals Completed in 2017. Thank to all our Angel Investors for their support of innovation & entrepreneurship in Canada!
Read more about Angel Investing in 2017 Here!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANA
from York Angel Investors


HAPPY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSAY YORK ANGEL INVESTORS!

We are very excited to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary at this year’s AGM & Investment Meeting on June 21st! Following the AGM & Investment Meeting, we will be holding a cocktail reception to celebrate this milestone!
YORK ANGEL INVESTORS
Thank you to Greybrook Realty for graciously sponsoring this reception !

MEMBERS GOLF ROUND

Huge YAI Thank you to Angel Bob Millar for setting up a Golf Morning for the group on June 1st for a pre-Investment Meeting round! We heard it was a fun morning!

MEET OUR TEAM

Executive Director: Jess Joss
Director of Finance: Ana Misra
Communications & Operations Manager: Cassandra Daher
Business Analyst: Anton Shevchenko

We are here to help!


SAVE THE DATE

 

PitchItTOCityHall July 16th


Save the Date
Driving Dreams- IoMe
July 12th

A CONFERENCE WHERE THE INTERNET OF THINGS INTERSECTS WITH DIGITAL HEALTH, SMART MOBILITY, INDUSTRY 4.0, AND ADVANCED MATERIALS.

IoMe is the second annual Driving Dreams conference and will be delivered in partnership with Arrow Electronics, RIC Centre and I-CUBE at the University of Toronto Mississauga on July 12th. The event will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from industry leaders while providing a collaborative environment for networking.

This year’s event features thought leaders from Microsoft Canada, SOTI and more. They will provide insight into the uses of IoT in Digital Health, Industry 4.0, mobility and the future of materials and electronics and how we can build the new Internet of Me.

Discount code will be sent to members
Register here


FEMALE FUNDERS

Applications close next week for the Female Funders Angel Academy program.

Angel Academy is a blended education program and community for women to learn the fundamentals of venture investing (like how to evaluate startup companies and the mechanics of venture deals) and to build vetted deal flow alongside experienced investors and a community of peers.

What Angel Academy participants can expect: 
Over 8 weeks, learn the fundamentals of angel investing and VC through self-guided online learning, expert office hours, and live case studies. The curriculum covers:

  • Angel Investing Fundamentals
  • Deal Mechanics
  • Picking Winning Companies
  • Building Your Plan

After the program, you’ll leverage expert mentors, co-investment opportunities, and a curated network of peers to prepare you to make your first investment.

Applications and more info about the program are here.

Save the Date
SASS North
November 28th & 29th

 

SAAS NORTH is Canada’s SaaS conference for companies scaling up. 2018 marks the third year of this premier event in partnership with L-Spark and bringing the best in SaaS back to the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, November 28-29th, 2018. This year’s lineup of speakers, programming and networking opportunities promises to connect founders, investors and executives like never before. Come and hang out with 1500 entrepreneurs from 500 companies from around the world. Get the tactical tools you need to scale up, continue to innovate and find your next customer

Promo code: SN-YorkAngels 
Register here


BDC Women In Technology Fund

The BDC Capital Women in Technology Fund has a bold vision: Foster the creation of the next generation of millionaire Canadian women technology entrepreneurs. With $70 million to be invested over 5 years, it’s the largest venture capital fund in North America dedicated solely to investing in early stage Canadian women led technology companies across sectors.

Read More Here!


NEWS

Congratulations to Mohan, Marat & Mona on a successful Good News Ventures Inaugural Investor Update on May 17th. YAI was well represented by: Cass, Jess, Angelo, Rudy, Stan, Joseph, Jim, Noel, and Sayan.

Jeff Potvin represented York Angels at the Angel Nest Conference in Mexico on May 21 & 22.

On May 23rd, YPO & AIO hosted the Joint Angel Investment Event. YAI was well represented by: Alan, Angelo, Frank, Jackie, Jay & Jess!
Jess was delighted to be a Shark on May 28th, for Helix at Seneca. Thanks for the opportunity to to learn more about these innovative companies.

On May 31st Jess attended True North Conference in Waterloo. Many thought provoking presenters!

We were delighted to have a full house for our June 1st Investment Meeting. Many thanks to all who registered and attended!

We had two amazing NACO Academy Session on June 7th at YSpace. Thank you to Brian Smith & Benton Leong for the informative and entertaining workshops! Thank you to NACO for sponsoring these and to our friends at YSpace for graciously hosting. Thanks to the insightful panellists- angels Irene, Mohan, Angelo, Jason, Brian, and Jordan. Thanks also to the entrepreneurs Reuven, Johnathan (portfolio company Curexe) and Nathan for sharing their experiences.

Thank you to Angelo for presenting on behalf of YAI at Smith Toronto, Queens University on June 7th.

On June 8th, Angelo gave a talk at YEDI on Angel Investment & Government Funding!

On June 13th, AccelerateOtt, a 500 person conference for entrepreneurs and investors took place in Ottawa. As a member of the programming committee, Jess had the pleasure of working with a diverse team of volunteers from across North America and the amazing staff of Invest Ottawa. The conference was a success, with inspiring and informative speakers and great networking!

Jess was delighted to judge the Venture for Canada pitch competition in Kingston on June 14th!

On June 14th, Keiretsu Forum hosted the Angel Capital Expo. YAI was well represented by: Ana, Angelo, Frank, Jennifer, Sayan, Phoenix & Teresa!

Startup Ecosystem

This year’s trends to watch and startups that could help shape the future of legal cannabis. Read More

What attracts Foreign Investors to the Great White North! Read More

The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence. Read More 

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions. Read More

Feedback Loops: Company, Culture & DevOps. Read More 

Like these articles? Subscribe to Multiplicity’s What’s Cool Weekly for startup tips, tech news and more!


 

YAI Newsletter May 2018

York Angel Investors

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.


UPCOMING INVESTMENT MEETINGS
York Angel Investors

Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018 (AGM, Investment Meeting & Cocktail Party)
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018


UPCOMING EVENTS
York Angel Investors

Tues. May 22nd: Startup Boost Toronto Global Pre-Accelerator Demo Day
Wed. May 23rd: Angel Investors Ontario and YPO Joint Angel Investment Forum 2018
Wed. May 23rd: Toronto Cryptocurrency Conference: The Future of Blockchain
Tues. May 29 – 31st: True North Waterloo
Wed. May 30th: First Look Angel Investment Meeting -Mississauga
Wed. May 30th: AR/VR Mixed Reality Summit 
Fri. June 1st: Pre-meeting Member-Only golf foursomes. Limited spots. Please email Cassandra for more information
Fri. June 1st: YAI Investment Meeting
Thurs. June 7th: NACO Academy- Angel Investing Overview & Adding Value through Due Diligence
Mon. June 18th to 19th: YAI & Valhalla Angels Basecamp 
Wed, June 20th: Basecamp Pitch Party
Thurs. June 21st: AGM, YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Party
Thurs. July 26th: YAI Investment Meeting

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST ANGELS
YORK ANGEL INVESTORS

Chris Jewitt
YORK ANGEL INVESTORS

Jason Nagy

Teresa Sing


SAVE THE DATE!

Basecamp 2018 is back! 

York Angel Investors & VA Angels are excited to be hosting BaseCamp from June 18- 20! Basecamp is an intensive, small group boot camp to empower entrepreneurs as they are seeking capital.

Angels: mentorship opportunities are availble- please speak to Jess if you are interested
Also, please join us for the pitch party on June 20th, where Basecamp graduates present for feedback.

Click here for more information


SAVE THE DATE

Have you made any plans for May 23, 2018? You have some now! Angel Investors Ontario & YPO are hosting the 2nd Annual Joint Angel Investment Event in downtown Toronto, bringing together Angels from across Ontario & neighbouring US states to network with like-minded professional, enhance investment skills & learn best practices. Visit www.angelinvestorsontario.ca for regular updates. Buy your tickets here


NACO Academy Educational Seminar 

On June 7th, York Angels will be hosting two NACO Education Seminars. Module 101: Angel Investing Overview & Module 103: Adding Value Through Due Diligence

Module 101 provides a broad introduction to angel investing – the people, processes, and methods that provide entrepreneurial firms with capital and expertise to help them grow, and that provide investors with opportunities to earn high returns with acceptable levels of risk. (AM Workshop- 3 Hours)
Module 103 will equip you to manage the risks of choosing an investment, by performing a thorough due diligence investigation of a prospective deal. Effective due diligence (DD) is one of the most important parts of angel investing. (Afternoon Workshop- 3 Hours)

We would like to thank NACO for their generous sponsorship & continued partnership!

Registration deadline is May 31st.
Free for YAI Members (space is very limited, reserve your spot today)


Save the Date

First Look Investor CollisionYORK ANGEL INVESTORS
Register Here


Angel Recogition 

Congrats to our Angel Angelo Del Duca for being recognized by the City of Vaughn! Thank you for all that you do Angelo!
YORK ANGEL INVESTORS

Congrats Hockeystick

Congratulations to Raymond & the Hockeystick Team on launching their Open-Database of Canada’s innovation economy. The database is freely available on the Hockeystick website, and you are able to explore the 11,000+ startups and early-stage funders already in the system.

Read more here!

Congrats #paid 

York Angel Investors Portfolio Company #paid has raised a $9 million Series A as the company looks to expand its influencer marketing platform. #paid currently has 15,000 influencers on the platform, and counts brands like Coca-Cola, Mondelez International, and Airbnb among its clients.
York Angels is proud to be an investor!

Read more here!

Congrats Authentic Web

YAI Portfolio Company Authentic Web for partnering with Liaison Technologies to develop the industry’s first Brand Registry-based authentication and trust protocol for enterprise networks within the award- winning Liaison ALLOY® Platform. The new protocol will further advance the enterprise data security and privacy capabilities of the ALLOY Platform, which is designed and maintained to exceed data regulatory compliance standards across multiple regulatory frameworks including PCI DSS, SOC2, HIPAA and HITRUST, Privacy Shield and GDPR.
York Angels is proud to be an investor!

Read more here!

Top 100 Women of Influence 

Congratulations to York Angels Executive Director Jess Joss for the shout out as a Top 100 Women of Influence within the Ecosystem!
YORK ANGEL INVESTORS - JESS JOSS
Make sure you go check it out!
Read the full article here!

BDC Women In Technology Fund  

The BDC Capital Women in Technology Fund has a bold vision: Foster the creation of the next generation of millionaire Canadian women technology entrepreneurs. With $70 million to be invested over 5 years, it’s the largest venture capital fund in North America dedicated solely to investing in early stage Canadian women led technology companies across sectors.

Read More Here!


INFINITI Lab 

INFINITI LAB Toronto is a six week accelerator program run by premium automotive brand, INFINITI, together with Multiplicity. The theme of this program is Smart Cities and IoT and we are looking for startups with an exciting product or service in this vertical.
Throughout this 6 week program startups will be provided with intensive 1:1 mentorship from INFINITI, Multiplicity and seasoned entrepreneurs who have done it all before. Startups will also receive access to external subject matter experts and introductions to quality global investors with a proven track record. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to secure a spot at the next Global Accelerator based at INFINITI’s headquarters in Hong Kong. The Program will culminate in a demo day with startups pitching to the Nissan’s Alliance Ventures $1 Billion Fund .

Apply Here www.f6s.com/infinitilabtoronto?ref=multiplicity


News

On April 12th, Jess attended the Big Push Propelling Female Founders from Seed to Series A Panel!
Jess traveled to Boston to attend the American Capital Association annual Summit. Interesting speakers and excellent networking with angels from across the globe.
Angels Angelo & Mohan traveled to Italy for BIAT 2018. Thank you to the Italian Trade Commission for inviting us.
We were delighted to have a full house for our April 26th investment Meeting, thank you to all who stopped by!
On April 27, Jess was delighted to judge It’s A Start Pitch Competition at Digifest! York Angel Investors Inc.

York Angel Investors was well represented at OCE Discovery between April 30th & May 1st by Jess, Ana, Angelo, JP, Frank, Mohan, Jennifer & Teresa!
On May 3rd, members gathering at York Downs for a networking cocktail reception. It was a great chance to get caught up with fellow angels, without being tied to an Investment Meeting’s tight agenda.
Jess was delighted to moderate the Women in Entrepreneurship: Angel Investing Panel hosted by Venture For Canada on May 8th! Teresa thanks so much for coming out!

Our Angels had a great night at OPN #PitchItTOCityHall Event on May 15th. Congratulations to OPN on having Mayor John Tory come share his thoughts on entrepreneurship in the GTA. Gregory and Jess were pleased to be judges of the pitches, and Angelo was an excellent panellist. JP was a great emcee. York Angel Investors were well represented by: Angelo, Frank, JP, Gregory, Jess & Teresa!

Startup Ecosystem

This year’s trends to watch and startups that could help shape the future of legal cannabis. Read More

What attracts Foreign Investors to the Great White North! Read More

The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence. Read More 

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions. Read More

Feedback Loops: Company, Culture & DevOps. Read More 

Like these articles? Subscribe to Multiplicity’s What’s Cool Weekly for startup tips, tech news and more!


 

YAI Newsletter April 2018

York Angles Newsletter Sept 2017

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018- Members Only Cocktail Reception
Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018 8


Upcoming Events

Tues. April 17- Wed. April 18th: Canadian FinTech 2.0 Summit
Wed. April 18th: TIEQuest 2018 Finals & Awards Gala 
Thurs. April 19th: 2018 Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase
Thurs. April 19th: ScaleUp Conference – Technology, Strategy, Marketing for Growth
Thurs. April 19th: Techstars Toronto Demo Day
Thurs. April 26th: YAI Investment Meeting
Thurs. April 26- Sat. April 28th: DIGIFEST 2018
Fri. April 27th: It’s A Start
Mon. April 30th to May 1st: OCE Discovery Conference 
Thurs. May 3rd: Members Only Cocktail Reception (Angels-please remember to RSVP)
Tues. May 15th to 17th: YAI & VA Angels Basecamp 
Wed. May 23rd: Angel Investors Ontario and YPO Joint Angel Investment Forum 2018
Wed. May 30th: First Look Angel Investment Meeting -Mississauga
Fri. June 1st: YAI Members lunch & Investment Meeting
Thurs. June 21st: AGM, YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Party
Thurs. July 26th: YAI Investment Meeting

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

YAI is Hitting Huge Milestones! 

Since being founded in 2008, YAI has now:
  • Completed over 136 deals
  • Invested over 19M
  • Has officially reached over 110 members.
Thanks to our Angels for making this possible!

WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST ANGELS

Bruce Cowper

Eldon Sprickerhoff

Jugaansan Thayalan

Michael Sabusco 

Neville Joffe
neville

Paul Chan 

Stan Muthulingam


Save The Date!

Basecamp 2018 is back! 

York Angels & VA Angels are excited to be hosting BaseCamp from May 15-17! Basecamp is an intensive, small group boot camp to empower entrepreneurs as they are seeking capital. Register & receive early bird pricing (available until April 23rd).

Angels: mentor ship opportunities are available- please speak to Jess if you are interested
Also, please join us for the pitch party on May 17th, where Basecamp graduates present for feedback.

Click here for more information


Save The Date

Have you made any plans for May 23, 2018? You have some now! Angel Investors Ontario & YPO are hosting the 2nd Annual Joint Angel Investment Event in downtown Toronto, bringing together Angels from across Ontario & neighbouring US states to network with like-minded professional, enhance investment skills & learn best practices. Visit www.angelinvestorsontario.ca for regular updates. Buy your tickets here


Hockeystick Blog

York Angels Executive Director Jess Joss wrote a great piece on Angel Investing for Hockeysticks Blog. This blog post full of some great advice for anyone looking to get into angel investing.

Make sure you go check it out!
Read More

Techstars Toronto Demo Day

Meet the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, get a first look at the innovative companies, products and services they’re building, and network with your startup and VC community.”.
The event is invite only, available to our York Angels.
For further deals, contact Cassandra 

First Look Eastern Investor Collision 

Thank you to Spark Centre and Open People Network (OPN) for an amazing night at “First Look – Investor Collision”. Many of our Angels had the oportunity to attend. It was a great opportunity to encourage collaboration between the investor community and startup companies.

Watch the video here!


Congrats QNext

YAI Porfolio Company QNext will soon be announcing Strategic Partnership with Intel. Intel has selected FileFlex® from Qnext to be one of only two products globally to enter into a strategic partnership for the integration of its software into Intel’s Data Guard technology. This brings a global presence to FileFlex® and significant sales and marketing development to the company. The integration teams at Qnext have been working with Intel, arguably the leading global strategic microprocessor manufacturer, on a strictly confidential basis. Qnext is one of only two vendors to be given access to key source code to accelerate the application software initiative. This is the first silicon-to-silicon solution in the industry.

Venture for Canada: Fellow Selection Day

York Angels was delighted to be a part of Venture for Canada. It is a not-for-profit that recruits, trains and supports top recent graduates to work at Canadian startups in need of talent, with the mission of fostering entrepreneurship. Fellows spend two years working at one of our partner startups, where they gain the skills, network and experience necessary to launch their own firms.
Read More


Good Luck Ctrl-Z

Ctrl-Z is a co-ed FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team from Bayview Glen School in Toronto, Canada consisting of seven energetic students from grades 6 to grade 10. They love sharing their passion and knowledge about the research project and the robot with other teams and with the general public.

Last season, Ctrl-Z won Champions Award – 1st Place at the FIRSTChampionships held in St. Louis in April 2017.  In December, Ctrl-Z competed at the 12-team FLL regional qualifying tournament in Toronto.  Ctrl-Z was selected as one of the two teams at the competition to advance to the Ontario East Provincial Championships in January 2018 at UOIT. CTRL-Z will represent Ontario and Canada at the 78-team FLL North American Open Championship to be held in California on May 18 -20, 2018.  At this time, Ctrl-Z is working hard to prepare for the North American Open.
All of us at York Angels want to wish the Ctrl-Z team Good Luck in California! 


More information about the team’s innovative solution can be seen at:
https://fllctrlz.github.io/hydrodynamics/solution.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=yk7CyCaWl9c
Hop over to Page 9 & Read More


News

We were very excited to welcome a full house and a packed agenda for our March 22nd Investment Meeting.
On March 23rd, Jess was delighted to serve as a judge at Venture For Canada’s National Fellow Selection Day.
Many of our Angels were spotted at attending the inaugural First Look Eastern Investor Collision on March 31st. Thank you Spark Centre and OPN for an amazing night!
Angel Angelo Del Ducca at the LaunchYU Financing and Fundraising for Startups Event on April 3rd at York University. He participated on a panel with Sarah Altenburg from BDC, Chris Cory from ventureLAB and moderated by Nilay Goyal from LaunchYU.
On April 5th, Jess was delighted to attend Techstars Toronto.

On April 5th, Jess was delighted to attend Techstars Toronto. Our Executive Director, Jess Joss, was honored to talk at VentureLabs Capital Talent Tech Event Series on April 10th.

On April 10th, Angel Jennifer Renda participated on the Angel Investors panel at Toronto Health Innovation Week on explaining the process of engagement & investing in MedTech and Life Sciences .

YORK ANGEL INVESTORS & VA ANGELS BASECAMP

July 30th – August 1st

Click here for Eventbrite Registration

York Angel Investors & VA Angels are hosting BaseCamp, an exclusive investment seminar for entrepreneurs.

At BaseCamp, Randy Thompson, VA Angels Founder, Fund Manager, Entrepreneur, and Investor, will provide insight from an investor’s perspective about how to effectively pitch business ideas to investors. Spots are limited with an option to bring your partner or co-founder at half the cost. Option available through the registration process.

It’s more than just pitching your business to investors, you need to know how to:

  • Raise capital including equity, debt, contest and revenue
  • Maximize the value of your capital round and minimize risk
  • Target and secure the right investors
  • Close a round of financing
  • Structure a pitch and a deal that is attractive to investors

LOCATION

Dentons Canada LLP

77 King Street West, Suite 400
Toronto Dominion Centre
Toronto, ON

BaseCamp Schedule

Monday, July 30th
Day 1: 9:30 AM TO 5 PM

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Should You Really Do This?
  • Think Like An Investor
  • “The Six Points”
  • Raising Money

Tuesday, July 31st 
Day 2: 9:30 AM TO 5 PM

  • Building a Business on 3 Lines
  • Building a Cap Table and A Share Structure
  • Valuations and Deal Structures
  • Pitch Decks & Pitching

Wednesday, August 1st
Day 3:

BaseCamp attendees may have an opportunity to access angel investors one on one through office hours

Pub Pitch Party: 4:00 PM – 7 PM

This is your opportunity to put what you learned into action in front of a room full of investors and get valuable feedback. Separate registration will be provided but all attendees are guaranteed registration. This is a public event.
Register here

What are past participants saying:

“I believe that Basecamp is a very important part of the startup ecosystem that until now, I felt may have been missing. For me it was the bridge of knowing what I am pitching to knowing who I am pitching to. I feel as though I now have a much better understanding of what exactly Angels are looking for and why! Basecamp is a crucial step in the learning process for startups who are considering or planning to pitch their business to investors!”
–James Daigle Founder, Ubiqweus Inc.

“I enjoyed BaseCamp immensely! The syllabus catered to the entrepreneurs within the class. It exceeded my expectations and Randy was fantastic!” –Diana Nguyen Lux Second Chance

Want to learn more about BaseCamp, watch here.

Click here for Eventbrite Registration

 

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YAI Newsletter March 2018

York Angles Newsletter Sept 2017

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018 8


Upcoming Events

Thurs. March 15th: PitchItTO! Session 14
Wed. March 28th: First Look Investor Collision- Oshawa 
Thurs. April 12th to 13th: Angel Summit of the Americas 
Wed. April 18th-20th: ACA Summit, Boston
Wed. April 18th: TIEQuest 2018 Finals & Awards Gala 
Thurs. April 19th: 2018 Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase
Thurs. April 26th: YAI Investment Meeting
Mon. April 30th to May 1st: OCE Discovery Conference 
Mon. May 14th to 24th : Canada China Club  — Investment and Trade Mission to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu
Tues. May 15th to 17th: VA Angels & York Angel Investors Basecamp 
Wed. May 23rd: Angel Investors Ontario and YPO Joint Angel Investment Forum 2018
Wed. May 30th: First Look Angel Investment Meeting
Fri. June 1st: YAI Members lunch & Investment Meeting
Thurs. June 21st: AGM, YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Party
Thurs. July 26th: YAI Investment Meeting

Please contact Cassandra for event details.


Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angels

Fred Farncomb
Fred Farncomb

Hanny Elsayed
Hanny

Mike Wall
Mike Wall

Nikki Pett
nikki pett

Shawn Cohn
Shawn Cohn


Congratulations

On behalf of York Angels, we would like to congratulate Senior Care Connect on winning the first $25,000 Aird & Berlis Startup Souce Market Entry Award rewarded from LaunchYU AccelerateUP

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Italian Trade Commission

It was a pleasure to have James Johnson from the Italian Trade Commission attend & present at our March 1st Investment Meeting. York Angels are grateful for the invite to attend a February Meeting with eight of the best Information and Telecommunication Technology companies based in Southern Italy.
We are looking forward to BIAT 2018
Grazie Millie James!


Angel Summit Of The Americas

Angel Summit of the Americas is the only summit where the top angel investors and VC’s from the 35 countries of the Americas are invited to gather.

Markets are global, deals are global, and so is capital. Get access and insights into the best deals in the Americas. Improve your investment skills. Network with top angels and VC’s. Increase your cross-border investment portfolio.

Angel Summit of the Americas’ 2-day “unconference” will break down barriers to get more cross-border deals done.

Happening April 12 & 13, 2018 in Cancun, Mexico. NACO members receive discount with this code: nationalangels 

Register Here

 


Save The Date

Have you made any plans for May 23, 2018? You have some now! Angel Investors Ontario & YPO are hosting the 2nd Annual Joint Angel Investment Event in downtown Toronto, bringing together Angels from across Ontario & neighbouring US states to network with like-minded professional, enhance investment skills & learn best practices. Visit www.angelinvestorsontario.ca for regular updates. Registration opens soon.


Canada China Mission

For angel investors and entrepreneurs looking for partners and investors in China, the May 14 to 24th trade mission, operated by Canada China Club, is a comprehensive trip to help you meet partners, and government officials, as well and visit 4 different business regions, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. For more info please speak to Jess or Linda Zhang

News

Angel Angelo Del Duca was delighted to attend the Venture Builders and Investors Forum at Centennial College on February 8th

Some of our angels, were excited to attend the Opn Networks PitchIt York event on February 13th

On February 15th, Jess and Angelo were delighted to be a judge at the Launch YU Arid &Berlins Start-up Source Market Entry Award

On February 15th, Angelo and Jess had a blast celebrating the Lunar New Year thanks to the Canada China Club.

Jess & Angelo celebrated the Lunar New Year with the Canada China Club on February 16th.

Jess was fortunate to travel to Victoria on Feb 19th to Feb 23rd, to the NACO Western Summit and NACO Board Meetings.

On February 28th, Jess had the pleasure to be one of Angel Investors panelists at the Founders Network Toronto meeting. Thanks Galen for the invite.

We were very excited to welcome a full house and a packed agenda for our March 1st Investment Meeting.


 

 

Startup Ecosystem

Startup Boost, a global pre-accelerator Chris Kay co-founded has announced our spring cohort in New York, London, Toronto, and LA. Startups can apply here: http://startupboost.org/global-programs/
Read more about Startup Boost here

Bill & Melinda Gates, 2018 Annual Letter
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VersionOne’s Second Edition ‘The Guide to Marketplaces’
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YC’s Series A Diligence Checklist
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The first mile of product
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2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast: Creative Destruction is Accelerating
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YAI Newsletter February 2018

York Angles Newsletter Sept 2017

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Friday, June 1st, 2018
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Thursday, July 26th, 2018


Upcoming Events

Tues. Feb 13th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Feb 13th: GTAN- Women Invest Today Part 2
Thurs. Feb 15th: LaunchYU Aird & Berlis Startup $25K Pitch Competition
Thurs. Feb 15th: TieQuest TiE Toronto Presents: Carl Rodrigues, President & CEO, SOTI
Fri. Feb 16th: BDO Start-Up Competition Canada Application Deadline. Apply Here
Mon. Feb 19th: BIAT 2018-Meet the Italians!
Wed. Feb 21st: YSpace and Startup York Present: AI Panel
Thurs. Feb 22nd: Ivey Venture Forum
Thurs. Mar 1st: YAI Investment Meeting
Thurs. Mar 8th: BDO Canada- Toronto Pitch Date
Thurs. Mar 22nd: YAI Investment Meeting and Cocktail Reception
April 18-20: ACA Summit, Boston
Thurs. April 26th: YAI Investment Meeting
Mon. May 14th to 24th : Canada China Club  — Investment and Trade Mission to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu
Wed. May 23rd: Angel Investors Ontario and YPO Joint Angel Investment Forum 2018
Fri. June 1st: YAI Investment Meeting
Thurs. June 21st: YAI Investment Meeting
Thurs. July 26th: YAI Investment Meeting

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angels

Jennifer Renda

Jordan Fietje


It’s Time to Celebrate! 

York Angels has officially reached 101 members. This makes us not only the largest in Ontario, but the 3rd largest group in CANADA (with paid membership)
Thank you to each and every one of our members for making this possible!


Welcome Needls

York Angels is very happy to welcome Needls to our York Angel family of Portfolio Companies.


Come Celebrate Chinese New Year!

It is our honor to invite you, Feb. 16th,  to attend an exciting presentation of the successful, innovative Canadian companies who won a recent international competition, an announcement of upcoming Canada China Club events and missions, and a celebration of Chinese New Year!
Click Here for more information


Meet the Italians! Canada ICT Tour

From February 19 to 23, 2018, eight of the best Information and Telecommunication Technology companies based in Southern  Italy will be in Canada to showcase their innovations, develop  relationships with local companies and create partnerships.
​The program includes visits to the ICT clusters in Southern Ontario as well as the participation in the NACO Western Regional Angel Summit and VIATEC’s DISCOVER TECTORIA conference in Victoria, British Columbia.

On FEB. 19th, it’s your chance York Angels!
Come attend the Pitch Competition and enjoy one on meetings, at
Mars Discovery District (101 College St, Toronto, ON, M5G 1L7) starting at 2pm on February 19.

Check the list of participating Italian start-ups .

Please let Casandra know if you would like to attend!


Enthusiast Gaming Going Public!

Portfolio Investee Company, Enthusiast Gaming closes private placement and announces intent to go public.
For full article, click HERE! 

Congratulations!

Raymond Luk, of our portfolio company Hockeystick, and
Christian Lassonde, Impression Ventures, who we co-invested with on PerfectlySoft,
For being named as OSC Fintech Advisory Committee Members for 2018
For the full story, Click Here! 


Save The Date! 

Have you made any plans for May 23, 2018? You have some now! Angel Investors Ontario & YPO are hosting the 2nd Annual Joint Angel Investment Event in downtown Toronto, bringing together Angels from across Ontario & neighbouring US states to network with like-minded professional, enhance investment skills & learn best practices. Visit www.angelinvestorsontario.ca for regular updates. Registration opens soon.


Watch Angel Investor’s Ontario 10th Anniversary Video! 

Click HERE to see several York Angel Members featured!

The video celebrates AIO’s network’s accomplishments over the past decade, but also highlights the services and programs that we offer.


Take Action Now: Support Canada’s Innovation Economy  

Help ensure entrepreneurs increasingly get access to Angel investment, the critical private risk capital that enables them to grow from ideas and prototypes into commercial ventures and scalable businesses.

  • Private early stage investors, often referred to as Angel investors, play a critical role in supporting entrepreneurs
  • They invest as many as 27 times more start-ups than venture capital investors
  • They act as a primary source of financing, mentorship and access to networks for Canadian start-ups.
  • They help build successful businesses to the point where they are attractive to venture capitalists and other funding sources.
  • Angels also often act as the primary sources of capital for early-stage “Seed” Venture Capital firms who in turn often act as the first institutional money source for start-ups.

Find out how YOU can help influence the Federal Government regarding the proposed changes to Canadian Controlled Private Corporations (CCPC), to avoid the unintended consequences of proposed changes.

Learn More:https://www.nacocanada.com/cpages/first-funders


IveyPitch Venture Forum!

Join us on February 22nd at Ivey Venture Forumin Toronto, a world-class event bringing together 400 high caliber attendees and 20 speakers from across Canada’s technology and innovation ecosystem, including Alyssa Furtado (Ratehub.ca), Sarah Ryerson (Google Canada), Heather Payne (HackerYou) and more.

The forum promotes collaboration, celebrates new ventures, and generates thought-leadership on how Canada can become the world’s leading innovation economy.

Calling All Women–To help advance diversity, inclusion and gender parity in Canada’s innovation ecosystem, women-identifying attendees can request a special 50% VIP discounted ticket here.


News

We were delighted to start off 2018 with a full house and a packed agenda for our January 25th Investment Meeting.
On Feb. 2nd Jess was excited to participate in the inaugural York Region Tech Innovation Ecosystem Forum, conceived of and facilitated by our very own Lucas Chang!
Angelo, DJ & Jess were extremely pleased to present “How to get Someone Other than your Mother to Invest in your StartUp” on February 5th.

Rob and Jess met with their counter parts from across Ontario, to discuss best practices, policies and upcoming events, at the Angel Investors Ontario Group Managers’ Meeting Feb. 7th.

Doug and Jess enjoyed meeting entrepreneurs at Toronto Starts Start-Up Social  Feb 7th.


Startup Ecosystem

4 Toronto startups to watch out for in 2018 Read More 

 

Angel network aims to recruit more female investors Read More
How Data Will Transform The Future Of Angel Investing Read More

Invitation by Canada China Club

Dear Angels,

It is my honor to invite you to attend an exciting presentation of the successful, innovative Canadian companies who won a recent international competition, an announcement of upcoming Canada China Club events and missions, and a celebration of Chinese New Year!

Please join us:

Date: February 16, 2018, 9:30AM to 1pm, light lunch included

Venue: VentureLab, IBM Innovation Space, 1st floor, 3600 Steeles Ave E, Markham, ON L3R 9Z7)

  • Canada China Club will share details of the planned events of 2018, including missions to China and France, and innovation and entrepreneurship events in Canada.
  • The three winners of the recent International Business Competition, THero, will be showcased.
  • And, since February 16th is Chinese New Year, we will enjoy a Lion Dance and light lunch to celebrate the Year of the Dog!

Please join:

His Worship, Frank Scarpitti, the Mayor of the City of Markham
The Honourable Mary Ng, M.P. Markham –Thornhill,
The Honourable Shaun Chen, M.P. Scarborough North,
The Honourable Majid Jowhari, M.P. Richmond Hill,
Councillor Michael Thompson, City of Toronto
Councillor Chin Lee, City of Toronto
Councillor Alan Ho, City of Markham,
Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco, City of Vaughan,
Councillor Godwin Chan, City of Richmond Hill
Representatives from National Angel Capital Association and Angel Investors Ontario,
And the winners of the THero Competition!

I looking forward to your participation, supporting Canadian entrepreneurs’ creativity and innovation to grow their opportunities globally, and attract investment to Canada.

Please RSVP  to CCC@ChinaClubs.org by February 12th, 2018,to attend this event as pre-registration is required to enter the IBM building.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at  CCC@ChinaClubs.org .

Best regards,
Linda Zhang M.B.A.
President of Canada China Club

YAI Newsletter January 2018

York Angles Newsletter Sept 2017

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018


Upcoming Events

Thurs. Jan 25th: YAI Investment Meeting: Stay for a beverage afterward and get caught up with your angel friends.
Fri. Jan 26th: TIEQuest 2018 Submission Deadline 
Tues. Feb 6th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Feb 13th: YAI Screening Meeting
Thurs. Feb. 15th: LaunchYU Aird & Berlis Startup Source Market Entry Award Announcement
Thurs. Feb 22nd: Ivey Venture Forum
Thurs. Mar 1st: YAI Investment Meeting
Thurs. Mar 22nd: YAI Investment Meeting
Mon. May 14th to 24th : Canada China Club  — Investment and Trade Mission to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu

Please contact Rob for event details.


Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angels

Alan Lo

Peter Vanslyke

Steve Monk


BDC launches Women in Technology Fund

BDC wants to foster the creation of the next generation of millionaire Canadian women technology entrepreneurs. With $70 million to be invested over 5 years, it’s the largest venture capital fund in North America dedicated solely to investing in early stage Canadian women led technology companies across sectors.

To learn more click HERE


Tech Exit.io

We’re excited to announce that our friends at TechExit , the Exit Ready Conference, happening February 15, 2018 at the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver is offering NACO Members a registration discount.

TechExit.io is the go-to event for technology industry players who want to understand the ins and outs of selling – or buying – technology companies.  This event is not just for tech companies looking to exit in the near term – it is about being “exit ready” www.techexit.io

Members please contact Rob for the discount you are eligible for.


Denton’s Silver Sponsorship

We are delighted to announce our newest Silver Annual Sponsorship

Denton’s is now the worlds largest law firm, with tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 158 locations serving 66 countries.


Canada China Mission

For angel investors and entrepreneurs looking for partners and investors in China, the May 14 to 24th trade mission, operated by Canada China Club, is a comprehensive trip to help you meet partners, and government officials, as well and visit 4 different business regions, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. For more info please speak to Jess or Linda Zhang


News

On November 21st, Ana Misra met with participants of YEDI’s International Startup Track which is designed to introduce international entrepreneurs to Canada’s business landscape so they may expand or launch their businesses here successfully.
We were delighted to host a full house our December 5th Investment Meeting. Thanks to portfolio company, MultiBevCo for bringing samples of Zirkova

On December 14th, York Angel Members were delighted to attend the Angel Investors Ontario AGM and Holiday Networking Reception.

One of our angels, Lauren Epstein was excited to attend the Women Funding Women event on January 15th.


Startup Ecosystem

YAI Investee Company, HockeyStick Has Acquired The Waterloo-Based LaunchSpot Read more
Toronto On Short List For Amazon’s New Headquarters Read more
Blockchain Could Change Everything For Real Estate Read more

 

YAI Investee Company, QNext And 010 Cloud Computing Sign Partnership Read more
How The US Net Neutrality Decision Affects Canadian Tech Read more

Cybeats Secures Pre-seed Financing from iNovia, MLA48 and YAI Read more

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YAI Newsletter December 2017

York Angles Newsletter Sept 2017

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018


December 5th, 2017 Investment Meeting

Thank you to OKR Financial for sponsoring this month’s Investment Meeting and Networking Reception

OKR Financial


Upcoming Events

Tues. Jan 9th: YAI Screening Meeting
Mon. Jan 15th: Women Funding Women: Toronto
Tues. Jan 16th: YAI Screening Meeting
Thurs. Jan 25th: YAI Investment Meeting
Thurs. Mar 1st: YAI Investment Meeting
Tues. Apr 3th to 13th : Canada China Club  — Investment and Trade Mission to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Chengdu

Please contact Rob for event details.


YAI Is Now Officially The Largest Angel Group in Southern Ontario

Since being founded in 2008, YAI has now completed 115 deals, and has reached 97 members.  Thank you to each and every one of our members for making this possible.


Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angels

Doug Saxon

Douglas Saxon, CFA

R Stewart Thompson

Phoenix Kuo Kong

Angelo Pollastrone


Vish Ramakrishnan


Sayan Sivanathan

Brian Bourne
Brian Bourne
Tony Martino
Tony Martino


YAI Board of Directors

As a small team, we rely on our Board of Directors and our members to help with many things including company screening, and membership development.

We are very lucky to have such dedicated members. On December 7th, we had a holiday lunch to thank our Board for their time and dedication.


YAI Investee Company, Hockeystick Acquires Launchspot To Boost Startup Ecosystem Data Platform

Hockeystick has made its first acquisition in Waterloo-based LaunchSpot, a platform that allows accelerators and startup funders to track their startups.

Hockeystick acquired the company to add new capabilities to its platform, which is working to be an all-encompassing platform tracking the progress of Canada’s startup ecosystem.

To read full article click HERE


Canada China Mission

For angel investors and entrepreneurs looking for partners and investors in China, the April 3 to 13th trade mission, operated by Canada China Club, is a comprehensive trip to help you meet partners, and government officials, as well and visit 4 different business regions, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. For more info please speak to Jess or Linda Zhang


Congratulations Nudge Rewards & Sampler!

Congratulations to two of our investee entrepreneurs, Lindsey Goodchild (Nudge Rewards) & Marie Chevrier (Sampler) for making it onto Twitter’s List of Top 20 Canadian Tech Startup Founders. 

To see the full article click HERE


Passing of Rod Mcleod

It is with our deepest regret to announce that one of our members, Rod McLeod has passed away on Tuesday, December 12. Our wishes go out to Rod’s family and close friends during this difficult time.


News

Jess was delighted to be on LaunchYU’s Financing & Fundraising Your Start-Up panel on November 14th.

On November 18th, Jess was very pleased to be a judge for Y2Sage at Ryerson’s DMZ where high school students had the opportunity to pitch the business plans they developed. Impressive presentations.

We were delighted to host a full house for both our November 22nd & December 5th Investment Meetings.

Jess was honoured to be a judge at the PitchItTO on November 23rd.

On November 28th, Jess was happy to speak at the Women Invest Today event hosted by GTAN, in Kitchener.

On November 30th, Jess was delighted to attend the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Gala. Congratulations to  Louis Roy, President and Founder of Optel Group, this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Québec winner.

At the end of November, Canada China club hosted the THero Final Competition in Guangzhou, where VentureLAB companies, X-Matik and Marion Surgical won first and third places respectively. These companies have also presented to YAI recently, and are currently in Due Diligence.

Marat Mukhamedyarov was excited to be part of the angel panel at the Skolkovo Seed Angels VC course on December 3rd.

On December 6th, Jess, and our angels Marat Mukhamedyarov, Lauren Epstein, Frank Auddino and Gregory Ogorek, were happy to attend Tech The Halls for some great networking.

Jess was delighted to attend the Smith School of Business: Upstart Challenge on December 7th. Congratulations to Spectra Plasmonics on winning the $30K Prize.

From December 22nd to January 2nd, our offices will be closed. We would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday, from our YAI Family!


Startup Ecosystem

Highline Beta Is Collaborating With RBC To Create New Ventures Read more

How Data Will Transform The Future Of Angel Investing Read more

Ontario To Ease Regulations On Financial Startups Read more

Social Impact Investing Can Give Civilization a Soft Landing Read more

Talent Finds a Fast Track To Canadian Startups Read more

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YAI Newsletter November 2017

York Angles Newsletter Sept 2017

York Angel Investors Inc.’s focus is to create a superior return on investment for our angels and for the entrepreneurs with which we work. YAI Angels come from a wide variety of business backgrounds. This diversity ensures our investees receive SMART money; money with experience and connections.


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018


Upcoming Events

Tues. Nov 14th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Nov 14th: AIO CleanTech Virtual Joint Screening Meeting
Wed. Nov 15th: Vaughan Women to Women Symposium
Wed. Nov 15th: Ignite Capital Competition
Mon. Nov 20th: PitchItDurham
Thurs. Nov 22nd: YAI Investment Meeting & Networking Reception
Thurs. Nov 23rd: PitchItTO
Tues. Nov 28th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Nov 28th: Startup Boost Toronto Global Pre-Accelerator Demo Day
Tues. Dec 5th: YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Reception
Thurs. Dec 7th: Smith School of Business: Upstart Venture Challenge
Thurs. Dec 14th: AIO AGM & Holiday Networking Reception

Please contact Rob for event details.


November 22nd, 2017 Investment Meeting

Thank you to Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management for sponsoring this month’s investment meeting and Networking Reception

Canaccord logo


Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angels

Jay Kilgannon 

Derek Li & Louis Dellosa

Jim Colvin

Rod Mcleod

Garry Innanen


YAI & VA Angels Basecamp

YAI & VA Angels were very proud to bring BaseCamp to Toronto on Nov 1-3. This was a 2 day investment bootcamp for entrepreneurs looking for funding. These entrepreneurs learned what it takes to build a deal, understand what investors are looking for, and how to ask for money. Thank you to VA Angels, all of the entrepreneurs and Frank Auddino, Gregory Ogorek, Angelo Del Duca, and Jeffery Potvin for mentoring.


Marks & Clerk Silver Sponsorship

We are delighted to announce our newest Silver Annual Sponsorship:

Marks & Clerk is recognised as one of the world’s leading specialists in intellectual property (IP). With a global network of over 800 people worldwide, it advises clients in a full range of sectors in all aspects of intellectual property – patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.


Monthly Investment Meeting Sneak Peek Video

Here’s a sneak peek of a typical monthly Investment Meeting with York Angel Investors:


DMZ Playbook

DMZ Playbook is an intensive six-month revenue growth and sales execution accelerator for high-potential tech startups looking to infuse growth into their companies with a structured, scalable and repeatable sales process.

What does the program offer?

Over the course of six fast-paced months, selected startups will work closely with dedicated, experienced senior sales experts in an embedded environment and will have access to:

  • Senior program growth experts acting as a team’s VP of sales.
  • A tailored, structured and repeatable sales process.
  • High intensity, result- and growth-driven programming.
  • Designated workspace in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Applications close December 3rd, 2017. For more information click here


News

Jess was delighted to attend the TorontoStarts Social and Pitch on October 11th.

On October 12th, Jess was very excited to attend the Volition Women’s Pitch Night.

Jess was honoured to be a judge at the Vinetta Project’s Pitch Competition on October 24th.

We were delighted to host a full house for our October 26th Investment Meeting

Jess Joss and Jeffery Potvin were delighted to be coaches for the Ignite Competition, while Rob had the opportunity to attend Round 2 of the Pitch competition on November 6th.

Congratulations to Frank Auddino on joining both the AIO (provincial) and NACO (national) membership committees. Thanks for being such a committed volunteer.


Startup Ecosystem

Where Venture Capital Has Peaked – Read more
Capital As A Service: A New Operating System For Early Stage Investing – Read more
The Scale of Tech Winners – Read more
The Top 20 Reasons Why Startups Fail – Read more

VHow To Build Stickiness Into Your Product – Read more

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