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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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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

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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
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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

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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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