York Angel Investor Newsletter July 2019

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.

New Executive Director Search

As you know, our search has now begun for a new Executive Director after Jess Joss’ departure at the end of June.  We’re asking all York Angel members and ecosystem partners for their help in putting the word out about the position through their LinkedIn networks.   We would appreciate it if you could either post the following copy on your Linkedin feeds or simply share the York Angels Linkedin post:
York Angel Investors is seeking a new Executive Director and is now taking applications for the position.  We’re looking for someone who is passionate about the start-up/tech ecosystem, has experience in angel/venture investing, and can be a vocal ambassador for the organization with entrepreneurs, government, ecosystem partners, sponsors and prospective new members.  For more information follow the link below for details”LINK: https://www.yorkangels.com/new-executive-director-search/

Upcoming York Angel Investor Meetings

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Upcoming Events

Thurs. July 11th: NCFAs 5th Annual Fintech & Funding Summer Kickoff Event!
Thurs. July 18th: OneEleven Tech Summer Social
Tues. July 23rd: MMIE Investors Day in Toronto (email Cass for details)
Wed. July 24th: PitchItYork 
Mon. Aug. 12th – 14th: 2019 Blockchain Futurist Conference 
Thurs. Sept 5th – 8th: Fireside Conference 2019
Thurs. Sept 12th: 2019 Angel First Look Investors Meeting
Fri. Sept 20th – 26th: Elevate Tech Fest – Toronto 
Wed. Nov 6th: Access IO
Tues. Nov 26th – 27th: SAAS North Ottawa 2019

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

Welcome CybernetIQ

York Angels is very happy to welcome CybernetIQ to our YAI family of Portfolio Companies!
York Angel Investor

Congratulations Enthusiast Gaming 

Enthusiast Gaming Announces Merger With Aquilini GameCo and Luminosity to Form Global Esports and Gaming Leader
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Check It Out! 

Jess was Interviewed by Female Funders: Read Here

YAI Members: Jess, Mike, Alan & Paul were interviewed for NACO’s Blog: Read Here

Women In Venture Report: A Baseline Look at Gender in Venture Capital: Read Here

York Angel Investor News

Angel Investor
At the NACO Summit, Frank was awarded ‘Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Early-Stage Ecosystem’. Thank you for your dedication to the ecosystem!
Angel Investor
On June 13th, Angelo & Vosik had the pleasure of participating on the Keiretsu Forum Investor Capital Expo Advisory/judging panel!
York Angel Investor
On June 17th, we had three dynamic pitches, were introduced to Pitch Score, an update from a portfolio company, welcomed CybernetIQ to the Portfolio Company family, & had an update from Claudio of NACO!
On June 26th, York Angels was well represented at Access IO. Huge congratulations to Frank & Patrick for the well run event! We are looking forward to November 6th!

Startup Ecosystem

Patrick Clark: The Hotel Hackers Are Hiding in the Remote Control Curtains. Read More

Michael Natkin: Strong Opinions Loosely Held Might be the Worst Idea in Tech. Read More

Eric Feng: Why the IPO market for consumer startups is stronger than ever, and will it continue? Read More

Bartleby: How Microsoft survived creative destruction. Read More

11 Lessons From Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson. Read More

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