About York Angels

Founder in 2008, York Angel Investors Inc is now one of the largest and most active angel investor groups in Canada. We are a member-based not-for-profit group of accredited investors seeking to invest in early-stage startups primarily in B2B and B2C SaaS, Fintech, CleanTech, IoT, InsureTech, HealthTech, Industrial Automation, CPG, and Marketplace Solutions. Our goal is of create superior financial returns for ourselves and the companies that we invest in.

Our collaborative mentorship and strategic financing approach, supports entrepreneurs through various stages of early growth. Investments we make often represent the bridge between Self-Financed/Friends & Family, and Seed Stage, Venture Capital, or Private Equity funding.
Our members consist of accredited investors with a broad

range of professional experiences and business success. Through our financial support and mentorship, we have recently had a number of our portfolio companies achieve successful exits. We encourage you to understand more about York Angel Investors if you are a prospective member or a startup seeking funding.

A Message from the Executive Director

Galen Udell

The main goals of York Angel Investors is to invest in and support the next generation of great Canadian entrepreneurs and their start ups.

As one of the largest and most active Angel Investing Groups in Canada, we have had our members invest in over 250 start-ups. But it’s not only our investment dollars that count. We are proud that our members have committed thousands of hours as mentors, advisors and board members to help these founders along their journey. That investment in money and time has helped York Angel Investors see a number of successful exits recently.

Over the past few years we have developed a strong culture within York Angel Investors that focuses on four stakeholders: our members, our corporate partners, our ecosystem partners, all in support of the start-up community.

We are thoughtful in our approach to bringing on new members and corporate partners.

Prospective members are invited to attend our meetings, followed by an interview process. We want to ensure there is a strong fit. We also want to understand your investment motivation and thesis. We also want to know your background and mentor status.

Partnership is just a word for York Angel Investors. We work with forward thinking organizations that want to support the start-up ecosystem, because they understand the importance of this sector to Canada’s future success. It’s not just about having your name out there as a sponsor, it’s about collaboration, guidance and education.

Bottom line, if you want to help start-ups, then York Angel Investors is a great home for you. I’m proud to be a member and the Executive Director.

Please reach out to me at any time if you are interested in joining York Angel Investors on our mission to support the growth in the new Canadian economy.

Meet the Board of Directors

Meet the York Angels board members who are responsible for the overall management of York Angels.

Frank Auddino
Chris Cowan
Angelo Del Duca
Robert Glandfield
Ana Misra
Terry Mocherniak
Marat Mukhamedyarov
Katie Salem
Firdos Somji