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


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!

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