York Angel Investors Newsletter – November 2019

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 Upcoming Investment Meetings

If you are interested in becoming an angel investor at York Angels or would like to become a York Angels partner/sponsor, we would be happy to invite you to one of our upcoming monthly Investment Meetings.

Please email Teresa Sing at admin@yorkangels.com for an opportunity to be added to the guest list for an upcoming meeting

YAI/YSpace Demo Day

York Angels, in conjunction with YSpace, ran it’s first ever Demo Day.
We screened over 40 companies and selected 8 to give a 10 minute pitch followed by a 5 minute Q&A. We had over 75 members and invited guests attend.

Interested in checking out the eight amazing startup?

Ayd Cares
Cheetah Networks
Drink Miura
QEA Tech
SUKU Vitamins

Staff Changes

York Angels welcomed Galen Udell as our new Executive Director, effective November 1. He has hit the ground running, attending several ecosystem events and working closely with the operating team and Board. We are excited to have him aboard the York Angels Team.

York Angels has also added Frank Auddino, Angel of the Year, to the Board of Directors. Frank is a tireless work in the angel ecosystem. The Board looks forward to the knowledge and enthusiasm that Frank brings to every interaction.

York Angel Investors Upcoming Events

Tues. Dec 3rd: gBeta Accelerator Dec Day
Wed. Dec 4th: Accelerating Innovation at Sandbox Centre
Wed. Dec 11th: AIO AGM & Holiday Networking Party
Thurs. Dec 12th: NACO AGM & Holiday Party

Click the links or contact Admin for event details.

Colliers PropTech Summit by Techstars
Dec 4, 2019

SAAS North
November 26 – 27, 2019

York Angel Investors Save The Date

The Colliers Proptech Accelerator powered by Techstars Demo Day, the featured event of the Proptech Summit, showcases the 2019 class of 10 startups as they take to the stage and present their industry-changing technologies that tackle a wide range of challenges within the commercial real estate industry. Their solutions incorporate quant valuation and investing, crowdfunding, asset fractionalization, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, as well as augmented and virtual reality.
Register to Join the Demo Day

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

Equation Angels Launches

It became official on October 10. Canada’s second largest angel group was launched, named Equation Angels. This joint venture between Angel One Network, Golden Triangle Angel Network, and Southwestern Ontario Angels, brings together 200 angels and is committed to connecting entrepreneurs with investors to grow and scale their companies

After five years of leading York Angels, as the Executive Director, Jess Joss has moved on to become the Equation Angels CEO. York Angels wish Jess amazing success on this new venture. We know that her presence there will continue to shine the light on angel investing in Ontario.

York Angel Investors

A strong contingent of York Angels were present at the Equation Angels kickoff event to wish them luck

Ecosystem News

On October 16 & 17th, York Angels was well represented by
Galen Udell, Ana Misra, Terry Mocherniak, and Teresa Sing at CIX Exchange 2019.

York Angel Investors

On November 6th, York Angel members Angelo Del Duca and Frank Auddino were instrumental in delivering another successful Access IO event. Access IO Community Safety and Well Being was held at the Whitby Fire Headquarters. Many York Angels were in attendance including Galen Udell, Terry Mocherniack, Garry Innanen, Norman Light, Johnathan Light, and Teresa Sing.
York Angel Investors

On November 7th, Galen Udell, Sherwin Shao and Ana Misra represented York Angels at Made in York Region, hosted by VentreuLAB.

York Angel Investors

We Moved! 

The York Angels offices have moved.
Our new offices are located at YSpace Markham!
If you are in the area, you’re welcome to stop by & say hi!

YSpace Markham is located in the Downtown Markham Mall at
169 Enterprise Blvd, 3rd floor, Markham ON, L6G 0E7.
There is free underground and ground level parking available on the south side of the building. YSpace is on the side of the building with the Goodlife Fitness (not on the side where the York University logo is). Take the elevator up to the third floor.

Knowledge Centre

The Valuation vs Traction Matrix Read More

7 “Crazy” Startup Ideas that Worked Infographic

The Economics of Term Sheets Read More

To Follow On or Not To Follow On: That is the Question Read More

Three Rules of Freemium Read More

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