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YAI Newsletter July 2017

York Angel Investors

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

YAI NACO June 15th Academy Seminars

Thank you to all who attended our YAI NACO  Academy Seminar Sessions on June 15th. 

Special thank you to NACO for their gracious sponsorship for the event.

Warm Welcome to Our Newest Angels

Michael Aychental

speaker-info

Mark Murphy

Upcoming Events

Fri. July 14th: YEDI Spring 2017 Venture FairTues. July 18th: INFINITI LAB Toronto's Demo Day
Wed. July 26th: YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Reception
Thus. July 27th: Canadian Cottage Pitchfest 2017
Wed. Sept 6th: YAI Screening Meeting
Fri. Sept 8th to 10th: Fireside Conference
Tues. Sept 12: YAI Screening Meeting
Mon. Sept 25-26th: The 2017 Accessibility Innovation
Mon. Oct 2nd to 5th: National Angel Summit 

**No Screening Meetings or Investment Meetings in August**

Please contact Rob for event details.

Thank you and Farewell to Scott MacCannell

At our June 21st Investment Meeting & Cocktail Reception, we thanked Scott MacCannell, our cofounder and Chair of Board, for his years of hard work and dedication. We wish him the very best
.

INFINITI Lab Toronto's Demo Day

Tuesday, July 18th 6:00-9:00pm
The Globe and Mail Centre  

Join us for the culmination of the first ever INFINITI LAB Toronto program as the 9 Smart Cities and IoT companies present their ideas.
RSVP Here

Periodic Table of Tech In Canada


Click here for bigger image

Congratulations to several YAI portfolio companies for making the list includingBus.com and Top Hat.

News

Several of our Angels including Muneer Hirji, Angelo Del Duca, Satheejan Gugananthan, Jacky Chen and Khalil Fazlollahi were delighted to attend the Keiretsu Forum on June 8th.

On June 13th, A few of our angels including Nikhil Rodye, Angelo Del Duca and our Financial Director, Ana Misra were very excited to attend the MedEdge Conference, where they were able to meet many bright entrepreneurs.

Jess was delighted to be part of the panel discussion on building relationships and approaching investors at Startup Toronto's VC and Angel Openhouse on June 13th.

On June 15th, we had our YAI NACO Academy Seminars which included a panel discussion on Term Sheet & Deal Structures with Lauren Epstein, Steven Pulver, Mike Betts and Seminar Instructor Pieter Dorsman.

Startup Ecosystem

The Periodic Table of Tech in Canada
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Hata and Bell Partner to Deliver Enhanced Vehicle Telematics Services
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Flexible Electronics Are Here Today
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Wireless Charging of Moving Electric Vehicles Overcomes Major Hurdle
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Walk Your Way to Free Movies: Carrot Rewards App Launches in Ontario
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YAI Newsletter June 2017

York Angel Investors

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 York Angel Investors Meetings

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Warm Welcome to Our Newest York Angels Investors

Jacky Chen

York Angels Investors

Sujeev Ruban
York Angles Investors

Upcoming Events

Thurs. June 15th: YAINACO Academy
Wed. June 21st: YAI AGM (Members Only), Investment Meeting, & Cocktail Reception
Tues. June 27th: Learn How To Write Your Own Provisional Patent Application
Wed. July 5th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. July 11th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. July 26th: YAI Investment Meeting

Please contact Rob for event details.

June 21st Fairwell to Scott MacCannell

Please join us on June 21st at our upcoming Investment Meeting & Farewell Cocktail Reception, as we thank our Chair and YAI Co-Founder Scott MacCannell for all his hard work, and wish him all the best.

 

York Angel Invetors - June 15th NACO Academy Session

Thank you to those who have signed up for Thursday's, NACO Academy Session on June 15th.

Morning Workshop
Module 105: Structuring Deals and Term Sheets

This module will show you how to structure investment deals to maximize the value created and to protect your returns from any adverse events.

Afternoon Workshop
Module 101: Angel Investing Overview

This module 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.

Thank you to NACO for its gracious sponsorship and support.

YAI Top 5 Angel Group in Canada

We are proud to announce that for the 2nd year in a row, YAI was one of the top 5 angel groups in 2016 in all of Canada based on the number of investments made.

You can read the full report here: 2016 NACO Report on Angel Investing in Canada 

NCFA Crowdfunding Survey

Investing in Fintech markets?  Complete NCFAs annual Crowdfunding survey in Canada to WIN $125 gift card

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) is conducting its 3rd Annual Crowdfunding in Canada survey, which will form the basis for the industry’s annual report and provide benchmarks of market size, activity and growth in Canada (2015, 2016 and 2017 prediction) along with emerging sentiment, trends and developments.

Click here to complete the survey

News

Several of our Angels including Marat Mukhamedyarov and Mohan Markandaier of GoodNewsVentures, were delighted to attend the Communicate Demo Day on May 10th.

On May 10th & 11th Jess was delighted to be a part of the investor panel at AccelerateOTT.

Our Angels Satheejan, Ana & Angelo attended the OCE Discovery Conference on May 16th, which was an exciting opportunity to meet so many enthusiastic entrepreneurs.

On Friday May 19th, our Angels, Angelo Del Duca, Marat Mukhamedyarov, Irene de-Gooyer Collins, Mohan Markandaier and Satheejan Gugananthan along with OCE's Senior Business Development Manager Balinder Rai were just some of the many attendees who were delighted to be a part of the Ideal labs: The Launchpad Demo Day.

Jess and Marat were very excited to attend the Haltech Hi5 Startup Source on June 1st. Congratulations to Blue Salt Digital Media on winning the Best Pitch Award!

Startup Ecosystem

Internet Trends 2017
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Hear Me Out: Let's Elect An AI As President
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The MMC Ventures AI Investment Framework: 17 success factors for the age of AI
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At $3 Billion in Loans, Amazon is Quickly Becoming a Huge SME Lender
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Meet The New Breed Of Activist Investors Who Are Trying To Give Silicon Valley A Conscience
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YAI Newsletter May 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, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Warm Welcome to Our Newest Angels

Galen Udell

David Goldman

Upcoming Events

Fri. May 19th: LaunchPad Demo Day
Wed. May 24th: YAI Investment Meeting
Wed. May 24th: Startup Grind Toronto Pitch Night
Thurs. June 1st: Hi5 Startup Source
Tues. June 6th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. June 6th: Startup Toronto - Startup Drinks
Tues. June 13th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. June 13th: Startup Toronto - VC Open House
Thurs. June 15th: YAINACO Academy
Wed. June 21st: YAI AGM, Investment Meeting, & Cocktail Reception

Please contact Rob for event details.

YAI - NACO Academy

Please join us for a very informative day of learning and networking. Our upcoming NACO Academy Seminars,  which will take place on Thursday, June 15th at York Downs Golf & Country Club (4134 Sixteenth Avenue, Unionville ON L3R 0P1). This event will consist of 2 comprehensive workshops

Morning Workshop
Module 105: Structuring Deals and Term Sheets

9:00am - 1:00pm

This module will show you how to structure investment deals to maximize the value created and to protect your returns from any adverse events.

Afternoon Workshop
Module 101: Angel Investing Overview

1:30pm - 5:30pm

This module 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.

Please contact Rob to register. Pre-registration required.

NACO Business Transitions Forum

The BUSINESS TRANSITIONS FORUM (BTF) is a comprehensive exit strategy event for business owners. The event attracts business owners that are actively planning for the transition or exit of any business. BTF is a great networking event for Angels that are looking for direct connections with owners and the industry’s top deal makers. BTF has offered NACO members a 20% discount off the best rate - register with code NACO1720 to save.


Congratulations Ctrl Z 

Congratulations Ctrl Z who won the First Lego League's World Champion's Award in St. Louis from April 26-29th!

Watch their video from our March Investment meeting here.

News

Our Angels, Mohan, Nathan, Ana and Angelo, along with Spark Angel Director, Malcolm MacTaggart were delighted to attend the First Look Angel Investor Meeting on May 3rd.

Jess was delighted to attend the Wavefront 2017 IoT Summit on May 1st & 2nd, which featured thought leaders on IoT and pitches by related companies.

Jess had the wonderful opportunity to travel to San Francisco for the Angel Capital Association Summit from April 26th to 28th.

While at the Angel Capital Association Summit, Jess also had the wonderful opportunity to be on the panel discussion for member recruit and retention.

On April 13th, our Angels, Satheejan Gugananthan and Angelo Del Deuca, along with Ram Mangales, were very exited to attend the 2017 Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase at Seneca College.

Our Angels, Angelo Del Duca and Mohan Markandaier, along with OCE's Senior Business Development Manager Balinder Rai were delighted to be judges for Ideal Incubators LaunchPad. The Launchpad Demo Day will be on Friday May 19th.

Startup Ecosystem

Amazon’s epic 20-year run as a public company, explained in five charts
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Why Amazon is eating the world
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WHY 500 CANADA PREFERS A KISS FROM A UNICORN (INSTEAD OF PLAYING IT SAFE)
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The Body Is Not a Computer—Stop Thinking of It as One
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Startups: You Must Raise This Much To Join The 1%
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YAI Newsletter April 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, April 19, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
 
2017 Federal Budget

Thanks to our partners, and long-term sponsors, Grant Thornton, for kindly sharing their insightful summary of the recent Federal Budget with our angels.
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Rosanna at Grant Thornton

Upcoming Events

Wed. Apr 19th: YAI Investment Meeting
Apr 26th - 28th: 2017 ACA Summit
Tues. May 2nd: Screening Meeting
Wed. May 3rd: First Look Angel Investor Meeting
Tues. May 16th: Screening Meeting
Wed. May 24th: Investment Meeting
Tues. June 6th: Screening Meeting
Tues. June 13th: Screening Meeting
Wed. June 21st: AGM, Investment Meeting, & Cocktail Reception

Celebrating 9 Years of YAI

On April 14th, 2008, York Angel Investors was incorporated.  So this weekend we celebrate 9 years of growth and investments. We have expanded to a family of 67 angels, who have competed 77 deals and invested over $14, 730, 000 in innovative entrepreneurs!

Greybrook Realty Partners Sponsorship

Greybrook Realty Partners was proud to sponsor last month’s Networking Cocktail Reception.


"Thank you to York Angels for the chance to present how Greybrook Realty Partners offers investors the unique opportunity to partner alongside leading North American real estate developers on development-based opportunities and share in value creation activities." Says D'Arcy McConvey

For those unable to attend Greybrook’s presentation, please feel free to connect with D’Arcy McConvey at Darcy.McConvey@greybrook.com.

Empowering the Drive For New Ideas

INFINITI and Multiplicity have teamed up to support Toronto’s incredible entrepreneurial community to grow and share new ideas with the world. Turn your innovative concept into something real with our startup accelerator program.INFINITI LAB is driving innovation in Toronto! Learn more about the accelerator program

York Angel Investors Newsletter Update

Our monthly newsletter will now be published the second week of the month. 
 

Introducing the First Native Cross-Platform Full-Stack Development Environment

PerfectlySoft has negotiated a private beta for the world's first native cross-platform full-stack development environment, called SCADE, which is available only to members of the Perfect community.

If you'd like to be one of the first in the world to try it, sign up for the private beta by joining the channel below to receive a private download link. Access to this beta is limited.

The product also includes exclusive connectivity with Perfect. Read this article for an example of the application in use.

Interested? Sign up for the private beta by joining the #swift-android-ios channel in the Perfect Slack channel, and you'll receive the download link there.

Hope you'll give SCADE a try!

News

Angelo Del Duca and Jess Joss were very excited to be angel investor mentors at Maple Leaf Angels Curbside Mentoring Night on March 28th.

Jess was delighted to attend the Faces of Fintech and Commerce event at MaRS DD for a fascinating discussion on diversity in finance on March 21st.

We were delighted to celebrate the closing of Authentic Web  with a champagne ceremony, as we welcomed them to our YAI family at our March Investment Meeting.

Our Angels, Ken & Angelo, were very excited to attend the UofT Entrepreneurship Showcase on April 11th. It was a great event with many interesting companies.

On April 5th, the Angel Investors Ontario Joint Investment Meeting was a very informative day with great discussions and networking.

Lauren Epstein, one of our angels, was also one of the panelists for the April 5th Joint Investment Meeting. It was a great opportunity for Angels to collaborate with VCs and Family Offices.

Startup Ecosystem

 

What do LP's Think About Micro-VC?
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B1Q 2017 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor
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Bringing Transparency to Seed Investing
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Voice and Uncanny Valley of AI
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When Should You Sell Your Startup
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YAI Newsletter March 2017

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.

Wui Seng Kon

Kagan Mustafa

News

We were very excited to have a packed house at our Investment Meeting & Cocktail Reception on February 23rd


Thank you to Keiretsu and Spark Angels for joining us at our meeting. Always great to collaborate with our colleagues and friends.

We were also delighted to host Ctrl Z at our Investment Meeting. It was very refreshing to meet such a young group of passionate entrepreneurs, and we wish them the best of luck at the FIRST Championships in St. Louis in late April.

Angelo and Sean were delighted to represent York Angel Investors at the NCFA Crowdfinance Summit as judges and panel hosts on February 28th

Startup Ecosystem

Industries Of The Future: The Trends, Companies, And Categories The Top VC Firms Are Betting On

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Brad Feld: Don’t get too excited about all those “new” acquisitions by non-tech companies
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The Deployment Age
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De-Risking Your Startup
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11 Fundraising Secrets from 1600 Startups - my SaaStr talk
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Upcoming Investment Meetings

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Upcoming Events

Tues. Mar 7th: YAI Screening Meeting
Thurs. Mar 9th: YEDI Venture Fair
Wed. Mar 22nd: YAI Screening Meeting
Thurs. Mar 30th: YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Reception
Tues. Apr 4th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. Apr 5th: Angel Investors Ontario, CVCA & YPO Joint Investment Event
Wed. Apr 5th: China Mission for Innovation and Business Matching
Tues. Apr 11th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. Apr 19th: YAI Investment Meeting
Apr 26th - 28th: 2017 ACA Summit
May 3rd: First Look Angel Investor Meeting

Please contact Rob for event details.

Angel Investors Ontario, CVCA & YPO Joint Investment Event on April 5th in Toronto

This Joint Investment Event, co-hosted by Angel Investors Ontario, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, and Young Presidents' Organization, will focus on the continuum of capital and how Angels and Venture Capitalists can work together.

For more information click here

Toronto Ranked One of The Most Innovative Cities In The World

According to the 2016-2017 Innovation Cities Index, Toronto ranked eighth out of 500 cities worldwide.

As CTV News reports, 2thinknow grades each city in three categories - cultural assets, human infrastructure and networked markets - to determine its overall potential for fostering innovation.

For more information click here

When The Community Comes Together

Written by our Angel Lucas Chang:

"I've written about some of the fantastic teams that have participated in the Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for high-school students, such as Candy Cutlery and Proxi-Meet, and these teens are absolutely part of what excites me and makes me proud about the conference"

For full article click here

 

York Angel Investors – Congratulations on the Closing of HTBase!

 

Congratulations HTBase!

HTBase

Dear Angels and Friends,

York Angel Investors is excited to announce the closing of HTBase!
February 22nd, 2016 – Markham, Ontario, CANADA

York Angel Investors Inc. (YAI), is proud to announce an investment with HTBase of Toronto, Ontario. This investment was done in collaboration with Golden Triangle Network (GTAN), Laurier Startup Fund, NorthSpring Capital Partners and Spark Angels.

Bruno Andrade, CEO of HTBase, sought angel investment for both financial reasons as well as strategic advice. “I had an opportunity to work with the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), which was a great resource and I was able to meet some amazing individuals through this channel. It was through the IAF that I was introduced to the Angels, including Rudy Joss from York Angel Investors (YAI), amongst others. One of the Angels joined our Board, in fact. Aside from the capital, which was important, it was the partners I found, and I would call them ‘partners’ rather than simply ‘investors’, and their deep expertise, that really added value.”

YAI deal lead, Rudy Joss recognized the full potential of HTBase early on, and worked very hard to keep the momentum moving. “It’s amazing that a company like HTBase, that is new to the market and still fairly small, has managed to secure important contracts with some major corporations,” says Joss. “We liked this opportunity because it was in the tech space, which is familiar territory for us, investment-wise. Moreover, we had seen Bruno’s credentials and were excited to meet him.  As a strong entrepreneur with excellent technical and administrative skills, Bruno was as much an appeal as the investment itself.”

With the funding now received, HTBase  is looking to expand their marketing & distribution plan, hire a sales force and increase the size of the development team. “We’re expanding on the operations side, bringing more people on board to help us enhance our marketing strategy and establish ourselves in other countries,” Andrade says. “We’re definitely excited about growing our base in the United States, which is where our expansion plan lies right now.”

For more information please contact:
Bruno Andrade / CEO
bdeandrade@htbase.com / 1 647-284-4332
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About HTBaseHTBase differentiates itself in the cloud space by delivering on the concept of a true cloud-defined data center (CDDC) infrastructure, while enabling IT to retain existing infrastructure or develop new hardware platforms in green fields. I&O leaders and decision makers can, therefore, retain and adapt their existing x96 hardware and storage for hybrid cloud solutions, while delivering IT as a service (ITaaS) to their business units and building an invisible integration with the public cloud and drastically reducing costs. That single cloud environment, makes HTBase a unique company in the space, recognized by leading companies such as Gartner by how we are transforming the way organizations plan and build their IT infrastructure.

About York Angel Investors:  The York Angels are a group of accredited investors with a broad range of professional experience. Their individual and group focus is to create a return on investment for themselves and the businesses with which they work.  Their involvement provides entrepreneurs with funding, and very importantly, advisors who counsel portfolio companies and their entrepreneurs, based on experience gained through their own successes in expediting and managing growth.

YAI’s portfolio companies benefit from our member expertise in information and communications technology, internet, online applications, enterprise and SaaS software, retail, alternative energy, healthcare and life sciences.  This collaborative mentorship approach and strategic financing supports entrepreneurs through various stages of early growth.  These critical investments often represent the bridge between the self-financed or seed stage and the venture capital and/or private equity level of funding.

About Spark Angel Durham & Northumberland’s Angel Investor Network: Spark Angel Network is a group of individual investors whose aim is to build economic growth and sustainability within Durham and Northumberland. As successful individuals, the members have come together to provide private equity investment to early-stage technology and innovative businesses.

About The Golden Triangle Network: The Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN)  is a not-for-profit corporation operating under the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Angel Network Program. It is a members-only organization of accredited investors seeking investment opportunities in promising, early-stage businesses. In addition to financial support, GTAN members provide dynamic early-stage companies with valuable mentorship and access to capital networks. It is this priceless assistance that facilitates learning, networking, and growth. In short, GTAN provides its members with opportunities to increase their exposure to quality pre-screened companies seeking capital and gives them the opportunity to expand their network of like-minded investors.  GTAN helps accelerate companies into becoming market leaders in their industry by bringing together investment, experience and knowledge.

www.yorkangels.com
Copyright © 2016 York Angel Investors Inc., All rights reserved.

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YAI Newsletter February 2017

York Angel Investors keeps you updated with upcoming events, news, and more in the angelsphere.
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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.
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.
A Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angel

Nathan Nandhakumaran

Upcoming Investment Meetings
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Upcoming Events

Tues. Feb 7th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. Feb 14th: YAI  Screening Meeting
Thurs. Feb 23rd: YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Reception
Sat. Feb 25 and Sat. Mar 4: Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for High-School Students [http://y2labs.co]
Tues. Mar 7th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. Mar 22nd: YAI Screening Meeting
Thurs. Mar 30th: YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Reception
Tues. Apr 4th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. Apr 5th: Angel Investors Ontario, CVCA & YPO Joint Investment Event
Wed. Apr 5th: China Mission for Innovation and Business Matching
Tues. Apr 11th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. Apr 19th: YAI Investment Meeting
Apr 26th – 28th: 2017 ACA Summit

Please contact Rob for event details.

Angel Investors Ontario, CVCA & YPO Joint Investment Event on April 5th in Toronto

This Joint Investment Event, co-hosted by Angel Investors Ontario, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, and Young Presidents’ Organization, will focus on the continuum of capital and how Angels and Venture Capitalists can work together.

For more information click here

China Mission for Innovation and Business Matching

Supported by The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office in China and Toronto Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China, following a successful first delegation visit and strong demand for another similar activity, we are pleased to announce that the second delegation will be hosted in April 2017.

Click here for more information

Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference

The Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for High-School Students offers the opportunity for teens to learn more about starting a business. The 2-day conference takes place on Feb 25 and Mar 4.

More information at http://y2labs.co/.

Health IT For The US Government

Share in a $31 Billion “reward” with up to $7.2 Billion set aside for Small Companies

More information here

News

Thank you to Enthusiast Gaming for providing an Investor Update on January 12th.

We are excited to announce the closing of HTBase, and on January 26th we welcomed them to our YAI family with a champagne ceremony.

Our first investment meeting of the year was on January 26th and we were delighted to welcome back our Angels and Special Guests after the holiday break.

Lucas Chang and Angelo Del Duca, two of our Angels, were excited with the opportunity to judge Startup Weekend York Region that took place from January 27th to 29th.

Jess from YAI was happy to attend the inaugural Women In Tech Peer To Peer Event at Ryerson DMZ on Jan 31st.

Startup Ecosystem

Taking Corporate VC: When It Makes Sense

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Partnerships and Business at Early Stage Start-Ups

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Startups Are The New Corporate R&D
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The one secret that Micro VCs keep when they reject a startup
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Why It Takes So Long for Startups to Raise Money
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Comic provided by our Angel, Noel Kirthiraj
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January Newsletter

York Angel Investors keeps you updated with upcoming events, news, and more in the angelsphere.
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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.
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.
A Warm Welcome To Our Newest Angels

Norman Light

Jonathan Light

Madhavi Mehta
& Moe Kirpalani

News

We are delighted to announce that YAI was tied in 3rd in Ontario based on dollars invested

We had a full house for our December 8th Investment Meeting & Cocktail reception at York Downs Golf and County Club

On December 12th, YAI had our annual holiday Board lunch to thank all of our Board members for their volunteer time and effort.

From left to right: Marat Mukhamedyarov, Scott MacCannell, Jess Joss, Chris Cowan, Bob Glandfield, Rudy Joss, Ana Misra, Terry Mocherniak, Mohan Markandaier
Absent: Irene de Gooyer-Collins

York Angel Investors were excited to attend the Angel Investors Ontario’s Holiday Networking Reception on December 13th.

Jess from YAI and David Lui from Canada China New Tech Investment Council had a very productive meeting on December 19th.

2015 Report on Angel Investing Activity in Canada

The 2015 Report on Angel Investing Activity in Canada, released in partnership with BDC Capital, KPMG Enterprise, and Industry Canada, was based on a survey of 32 Angel groups across Canada representing 1,650 active Angels.

Upcoming Events

Tues. Jan 10th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Jan 10th: NAOO Virtual Joint Screening Session
Thurs. Jan 12th: YAI & Spark update from Enthusiast Gaming
Mon. Jan 16th: TechTO
Tue. Jan 17th: YAI Screening Meeting
Thurs. Jan 19th: The New Leaders: A Systems Leadership Series
Wed Jan 25th to Jan 27th: ResolveTO – Engage the Best & Brightest Startups & Corporate Innovators – Register Now to Save 20%
Thurs. Jan 26th: YAI Investment Meeting
Tues. Feb 7th: YAI Screening Meeting
Wed. Feb 14th: YAI  Screening Meeting
Thurs. Feb 23rd: YAI Investment Meeting
Sat. Feb 25 and Sat. Mar 4: Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for High-School Students [http://y2labs.co]

Please contact Rob for event details.

Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference

The Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for High-School Students offers the opportunity for teens to learn more about starting a business.  Working with volunteer mentors and coaches who are themselves entrepreneurs, the participants will learn in 3 workshops (design thinking, building an investor pitch presentation, effective public speaking) and work in teams of like-minded students.  The top-2 teams in the finals will have a mentoring meal with a serial entrepreneur to continue their learning.  The 2-day conference takes place on Feb 25 and Mar 4.

More information at http://y2labs.co/.

Introducing Our Education Committee

We are happy to introduce our Education Commitee, and are looking forward to some seminars this Quarter.

Raj Agarwal
Co-Education Chair

Jeremy Goldman
Co-Education Chair

York Region Entrepreneur Support (YRES) iPhone App Update

The 2nd build of the app is now available, and for the month of January the app for iPhone and iPad is free to download.

The goal of the app is to save users time in researching which organizations can help their businesses.  This build improves navigation, includes search functionality, contains updated summary descriptions, and includes new organizations.  You and your stakeholders / companies can download it at no cost at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/yres/id1170155615?mt=8.

The plan for Android is TBD.

NAOO: Name Change & New Logo

NAO-Ontario has now officially adopted its new name, Angel Investors Ontario, and they have added in a new logo

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