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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

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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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YAI Newsletter October 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, February 22, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018


Upcoming Events

Thurs. Oct 12th: Dinner With The Dalmore – Scotch Tasting
Sat. Oct 14th: Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for Teens
Tues. Oct 17th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Oct 17th: 2017 Vaughan Small Business Week
Tues. Oct 24th: PitchItYork
Tues. Oct 26th: Growing Your Business: Crypto Currency
Thurs. Oct 26th: YAI Investment Meeting
Wed. Nov 1st to 3rd:  YAI BaseCamp
Fri. Nov 3rd:  BaseCamp Pitch Presentation to Angels
Wed. Nov 6th: Imagination Catalyst Investor Night
Tues. Nov 7th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Nov 14th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Nov 28th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Dec 5th: YAI Investment Meeting

Please contact Rob for event details.


NACO World Angel Investment Summit 17 

Our Angels, Jess Joss, Sean Stephens, Angad Sandhu , Gregory Ogorek, Mohan Markandaier, Ana Misra, Frank Auddino, Jeffery Potvin, Nikhil Rodye, & Sukumar Natarajan were among the many who were thrilled to attend the NACO Summit in Montreal from October 2nd to 5th.


Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference for Teens (Durham Region)

Are you in high school (between 14 and 18 years old) and want to build your entrepreneur, leadership and problem solving skills?

Want to work directly with established entrepreneurs, serial startup founders, and community leaders?

The Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference will offer you experiential opportunities to work with mentors and coaches who have run their own businesses for years.

Click here for more details


Angels Go Above And Beyond To Support Puerto Rico Startups

Our friends at VA Angels are leading an effort to bring 70 employees of Puerto Rican startups to Calgary to help keep their businesses up and running.  This includes transportation, housing, food, office space, and normal business equipment so that their employers can continue doing business. Click here to read the full story

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YAI & VA Angels BaseCamp November 1st to 3rd in Toronto

VA Angels and York Angel Investors is 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

Pitch Presentation to Angels – November 3rd reception 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Want to learn more about BaseCamp, please click here.


News

Jess was delighted to MC the 2017 THero Competition, hosted by Canada China Club on September 18th.

We were delighted to welcome over 140 attendees at our investment meeting on September 25th.

We are delighted to announce that Jess has joined the NACO Board as Marketing Chair, along with new Board Chair, Sandi Gilbert
YAI 2017


NACO And Female Funders Partner to Change the Ratio of Angel Investors

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and Female Funders announced a partnership today at the NACO World Angel Investment Summit to increase the ratio of women angel investors globally, through community awareness, education programs and membership accreditation for angel investors.

To read more click here

 

YAI Newsletter Sept 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.


September 25th Investment Meeting

Our upcoming Investment Meeting on September 25th will include several dynamic pitches and a keynote presentation regarding IP as well as a Cocktail Networking Reception graciously sponsored by Marks & Clerk


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Warm Welcome to Our Newest Angels

Jeffery Potvin
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Gregory Ogorek
Gregory Ogorek

Upcoming Events

Mon. Sept 18th: 2017 THero Competition
Mon. Sept 25th: YAI Investment Meeting & Cocktail Reception
Mon. Sept 25-26th: The 2017 Accessibility Innovation
Mon. Oct 2nd to 5th: National Angel Summit 
Tues. Oct 3rd: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Oct 17th: YAI Screening Meeting
Tues. Oct 24th: PitchItYork
Thurs. Oct 26th: YAI Investment Meeting
Wed. Nov 1st to 3rd:  YAI BaseCamp

Please contact Rob for event details.


NACO World Angel Investment Summit 17 in Montreal from October 3rd to 5th

Join over 500 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world at the flagship event for the Global Angel investor community. The NACO Summit is your once-a-year opportunity to get ahead of the emerging trends that will shape Angel investment next year.

  • Network with international investors, venture capitalists and other industry leaders
  • Develop lasting relationships that can lead to syndication and improved access to deal flow
  • Sharpen your investment skills with our professional development workshops
  • Gain insights on the most pressing issues affecting Angels today
  • Discover international best practices that lead to investor success
  • Participate in program streams specific to Angels investors and Angel Group Managers

Contact Rob for NACO Discount Code


2017 THero Competition on September 18th 

The Canada China Club is hosting the THero Competition, an International competition for Canadian companies to present their innovative business to leading Industry experts.

Complete details and registration can be found here


YAI & VA Angels BaseCamp November 1st to 3rd in Toronto

VA Angels and York Angel Investors is 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

Want to learn more about BaseCamp, please click here.


NEWS

On August 23rd, many of our YAI members were able to attend Pitch It York, including Jess, Angelo Del Duca and Sath Gugananthan who were delighted to be judges.

Jess, Jeffery Potvin, Sean Stephens, Angelo Del Duca and Jason Zhang (from Canada China Club) were also excited to attend PitchItTO City Hall, on September 6th.

Our Angels Jess, Jeffery Potvin, Lucas Chang, Galen Udell, and Sean Stephens along with portfolio companies #paid, Shiny Ads (exited) and PerfectlySoft, among many others were thrilled to attend the Fireside conference for a weekend full of learning from September 8th to 10th. YAI was delighted to participate in the Angel Investor panel and as judges for #PitchItFireside


Startup Ecosystem

What Do I Look For In A Pitch – Read more

Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb – Read more

How Pro Rata Works in VC Deals – Read more

How Ray Dalio Built The World’s Biggest Hedge Fund – Read more

VC Negotiation Tricks: Simplified Term Sheet & Post-Money Valuations – Read more

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York Angles Newsletter

YAI Newsletter August 2017

York Angles Newsletter

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

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

Warm Welcome to Our Newest Angels

Mark MacDiarmid & Paul Gardner

Angad Sandhu

Bernard Weinstein

Mark Murphy, Sujeev Ruban & Sukumar Natarajan

Joey Xu


YAI Has Now Reached 80+ Members

We are delighted to announce that with these newest members,
York Angel Investors have now officially reached 80 members!


Upcoming Events

Wed. Aug 23rd: PitchItYork
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
Tues. Oct 24th: PitchItYork

**There will be no Screening Meetings or Investment Meetings in August**

Please contact Rob for event details.


NACO World Angel Investment Summit 17 in Montreal from October 3rd to 5th

Join over 500 investors, partners and industry leaders from around the world at the flagship event for the Global Angel investor community. The NACO Summit is your once-a-year opportunity to get ahead of the emerging trends that will shape Angel investment next year.

  • Network with international investors, venture capitalists and other industry leaders
  • Develop lasting relationships that can lead to syndication and improved access to deal flow
  • Sharpen your investment skills with our professional development workshops
  • Gain insights on the most pressing issues affecting Angels today
  • Discover international best practices that lead to investor success
  • Participate in program streams specific to Angels investors and Angel Group Managers

Contact Rob for NACO Discount Code


NEWS

On July 18th, one of our York members, Angelo Del Duca was able to participate as a judge at the Startup Toronto Pitch Event.

Jess and Sean were delighted to attend the first annual Infiniti Labs Demo Day on July 18th, where one of our portfolio companies, ubiqweus presented an impactful pitch for the amazing IoT sensors & platform to support families of aging population.

On July 25th, Jess and Angel Investors Ontario enjoyed being judges for Queens Smith School of Business, Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

We had a full house at our July 26th investment meeting and cocktail reception that was graciously sponsored by the Canada China Club

Jess, Ana and Rob celebrating at our July 26th Cocktail Reception, as we hit 80 members! We are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

As well, we were delighted to have 3 female founders present at our Investment Meeting:

Marie Chevrier from Sampler

Sophie Perceval from Wondereur

Emma Harris from Healthy Pets


Startup Ecosystem

Social Capital Breakdown – Read more

Fat Protocols – Read more

How I Evaluate Early Stage Companies – Read more

PwC MoneyTree Canada – Read more

Amazon Prime and Other Subsription Businesses – Read more

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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

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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
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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


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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
Read more

Meet The New Breed Of Activist Investors Who Are Trying To Give Silicon Valley A Conscience
Read more

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YAI Newsletter May 2017

York Angles Newsletter

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)
Read more

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%
Read more

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YAI Newsletter April 2017

York Angles Newsletter

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 Angles Newsletter

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.

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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.

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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"

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