York Angel Investors is a member-based group of Accredited Investors with a broad range of professional experience. Our individual and group focus is to create a return on investment for ourselves and the businesses we work with. Our active involvement provides entrepreneurs not only with funding, but importantly we serve as advisors who counsel our portfolio companies based on our own success. This is how we help to expedite and manage growth.
Our portfolio companies benefit from our members’ expertise in B2B and B2C SaaS, Fintech, CleanTech, IoT, InsureTech, HealthTech, Industrial Automation, CPG, and Marketplace Solutions.
Through our collaborative mentorship approach and strategic financing, we support entrepreneurs through various stages of early growth. Investments we make often represent the bridge between Self-Financed/Friends & Family funding and Seed Stage, Venture Capital, or Private Equity funding.
York Angels is dedicated to providing an excellent experience and service to all our members. We host 11 Investor Meetings and Events every year where our members will have an opportunity to consider and invest in 30+ companies.
Why Join York Angels
York Angel Investors is a not-for-profit and is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The Board supervises a small professional staff. York Angels does not invest as a group, but provides the resources to assist our members in accessing high quality deal flow.
Our members collaborate on due diligence and pool their investment funds to create critical mass; but each member makes individual investment decisions and understands that investments in early-stage, privately-held ventures are risky and can be highly illiquid. Typical angel investments can take years before capital is returned, and, in some cases, the company goes out of business and no money is returned. Serving on corporate boards can also expose an individual to substantial personal liability. Our members understand these risks and exposures and evaluate investments on a case-by-case basis.
Other Benefits of Membership in York Angel Investors Include
- Association with one of the premier angel group in Canada.
- Education focused on portfolio construction and risk reduction.
- Access to vetted deal flow that provides exposure to attractive emerging companies across a broad range of industries.
- Monthly investment meetings with networking opportunities with knowledgeable investors and up-and-coming startups.
- Opportunity to work on deal flow teams to screen and evaluate investment opportunities, as well as learn from each other during due diligence and negotiations
- Opportunity to mentor a new generation of entrepreneurs.
York Angels is dedicated to providing an excellent experience and service to all our members. We are pleased to offer two membership categories: Individual and Corporate.
Your involvement in the group as an angel investor may range anywhere from very active (Deal Lead, Advisor, Board Member, Consultant) to passive (joining in our deals with investment dollars only). Individual members decide which angel deals they want to participate in. While the sky is often the limit, individuals are usually welcome to participate in deals with as little commitment as $10K. Part of our mandate to our Membership is to provide regular educational seminars so that our Members can build their knowledge, their networks, as well as their investment portfolios.
How Do I Join York Angel Investor?
There are great opportunities within the startup space, so we are continuously seeking prospective members who will be actively involved in sourcing, selecting, funding and mentoring high quality growth companies. Getting an endorsement from a current York Angels member is the best way for you to gain membership.
This perspective helps us discover members who share our mission and vision and will contribute to our process. If you are an accredited investor and interested in being considered for membership, please fill out this application form to submit your candidacy for membership.
If you appear to be a good fit, you will be contacted by our staff to discuss next steps, which may include attending an Investment Meeting, Screening Meeting, or a meeting with someone from our Membership Committee.
Please note: There is no business solicitation allowed among members of York Angels