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York Angel Investors Newsletter – January 2020

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
January 2020 Investment Meeting

A New Year A New Decade

With the new year brings a new decade with inspiring goals and opportunities.

 

Investors Meeting January 30, 2020

York Angels had a great investment meeting to kick-off this new year with a fireside chat with sponsor Marks & Clerk, opportunity with Quayside Venture Partners Fund Plaza Ventures, update from ecosystem partner ventureLAB about their Hardware Catalyst program and four pitches from exciting companies.

Marks & Clerk
Cautionary Tales from the World of IP
with John Koh, Associate

York Angel Investors Meeting January 2020

Quayside Venture Partners Fund
Plaza Ventures
Matthew Leibowtiz, General Partner

York Angel Investors Meeting January 2020

ventureLAB Hardware Catalyst
Hardware Catalyst Initiative’s Inaugural Cohort and Founding Partners

York Angel Investors

BlockAble
A new era of background verification

York Angel Investors Meeting January 2020

Careteam Technologies
Your next step in digital health

York Angel Investors Meeting January 2020

Incuvers
IRIS Tri-Gas Incubators with Live Cell Imaging

York Angel Investors Meeting January 2020

Willful
You need a will. We have the way.

York Angel Investors Meeting January 2020


January 2020 Ecosystem Events

YSpace Markham 2nd Anniversary
Markham, ON

LaunchYU Startup Source Market Entry Award

Aird & Berlis Startup Source Market Entry Award Winner


York Angels Investors


Upcoming Investment Meetings

If you are an accredited investor and 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.
Thursday February 27th
Thursday March 26thPlease email Teresa Sing at admin@yorkangels.com for an opportunity to be added to the guest list for an upcoming meeting

Upcoming Ecosystem Events

OPN PitchIt Events: PitchItYork – PitchItSKIPtheLINE – PitchItTOCityHall – PitchItGreenLivingShow
Various Dates in March

Dx3 Retail, Marketing & Technology Show
Toronto, March 10-11

TechExit
Toronto, April 29

International Angel Capital Summit
Whistler, B.C., April 21-24

Collision
Toronto, June 22-25

Click the links or contact Admin for event details.


YSpace Markham is located in the Downtown Markham Mall at
169 Enterprise Blvd, Suite 300, 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

How Angel Investing is Different Outside of Silicon Valley
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Startup Vetting and Deal Flow
Read More

7 Critical Lessons Learned in Angel Investing
Read More


Thank You To Our Sponsors

 

York Angel Investors Inc.

York Angel Investors Newsletter – December 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.


‘Tis the Season of Investing

With the holiday season upon us, it was a very busy month at York Angel Investors. Along with beginning due diligence on 8 companies that were part of our first Demo Day, on November 21, we also held another Investment Meeting on December 12. In addition, there were a number of holiday events within the startup ecosystem and York Angel Investors was well represented!

York Angel Investors
December 2019 Investment Meeting

Investors Meeting and Holiday Social Highlights

YAI Board of Directors Updates

YAI recognized the efforts of Irene de Gooyer-Colins as she steps down from her role on our Board. We also welcomed Frank Auddino, 2018 Angel of the Year & 2019 NACO Outstanding Contribution to Early-Stage Ecosystem Award. YAI currently has one open spot on the Board to be filed in early January 2020.

Champagne Ceremony

YAI welcomed Mohamad Sawwaf, Co-Founder and CEO Manzil as our newest portfolio company


Dentons Canada LLP
 Workshop

Our members and guests were treated to an amazing and educational discussion on “Controlling Legal Costs In Equity Investments” led by Matthew Literovich, Senior Associate


Zirkova Vodka
 Update & Tasting

YAI welcomed back Katherine Vellinga, Co-Founder and CEO of Zirkova Vodka, one of our portfolio companies that is quickly moving up toward the #1 selling vodka in Ontario.


Investment Pitches

Finally, we heard from three amazing startups
Daydream Drinks
Neurovine
QEA Tech

December 2019 Ecosystem Events

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.

National Angel Capital Organization (NACO)
AGM and Holiday Party

MaRS Discovery District, Toronto

Seasons Greetings from YAI

Board of Directors and Executive Director
(L-R) Mohan Markandaier, Frank Auddino, Terry Mocherniak,
Ana Misra, Galen Udell (ED), Bob Glandfield, Chris Cowan
(missing in picture Angelo Del Duca, Chair Marat Mukhamedyarov)


Upcoming Investment Meetings

If you are an accredited investor and 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.

Thursday January 30th
Thursday February 27th
Thursday March 26th

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


Upcoming Ecosystem Events

Wednesday January 8th: OPN PitchIt York at YSpace Markham
Thursday January 16th: Innovation York LaunchYU Aird & Berlis Startup Source Market Entry Award
Thursday January 16th: OPN PitchIt TO City Hall at Toronto City Hall
Thursday January 16th – Friday January 17th: GAN 2nd Annual Angel Investing Winter Summit 2020
Thursday January 23rd: OPN New Year Social 2020 at The Lodge on Queen
Wednesday January 29th: OPN PitchIt Durham at Durham College

Click the links or contact Admin for event details.


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

Startups Must Get Creative as Early-Stage Investors Shift to Larger Deals
Read More

11 Angel Investing Lessons
Read More

The Role of Startups in Your Overall Portfolio – Part I
Read More


Thank You To Our Sponsors

York Angel Investors Inc.

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
Neurovine
Powernoodle
QEA Tech
Screenfluence
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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Thank You To Our Sponsors

York Angel Investors Inc.

York Angel Investors Newsletter – October 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.


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Upcoming Events

Thurs. Oct 10th: Alliance Launch Event
Tues. Oct 22nd: #PitchItYork
Sat. Oct 26th: Accelerate Her Future Summit 2019
Wed. Nov 6th: Access IO 
Tues. Nov 26th – 27th: SAAS North Ottawa 2019

Please contact Admin for event details.

Staff Changes

We want to offer a warm farewell to our Communications & Operations Manager Cassandra, who will be leaving York Angel Investors for a new position within the ecosystem. We would like to thank Cassandra and wish her all the best for her future endeavors.

York Angels would like to welcome Teresa Sing as our interim Communications & Operations Manager. Teresa will be assisting during this transition and we are excited to welcome her aboard the York Angels Team.


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.

Welcome Grobo

York Angels is very excited to welcome Grobo to the YAI Portfolio Company Family!

York Angel Investors


SAAS North
November 26 – 27, 2019

York Angel Investors Save The Date

Members please email admin for your discount code!
Register today at:  https://saasnorth.com/register/


Check It Out!

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

YORK ANGEL INVESTORS NEWS

On September 18th, York Angels was well represented by
Angelo, Arshad, Cass, Jeffery and Mike at OPN’s PitchItYork.

York Angel Investors

On September 19th, Angel Mohan was delighted to be a judge at the
Velocity Fund Pitch Competition.
Teresa also had the pleasure of attending.

York Angel Investors

On September 23rd, We had three pitches yesterday, welcomed Grobo to the Portfolio Company Family, some community updates & a presentation from our Sponsors, Marks & Clerk!

York Angel Investors

On September 26, York Angels was well represented at the
Launch YU Demo Day.
Thank you to Angelo, Firdos, Hanny, Katie, Mohan, Teresa and Terry for supporting our ecosystem.


Startup Ecosystem

Why you should never have a data room —
the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever get Read More

The sharing economy is a massive transfer of wealth from
rich investors to rich consumers Read More

The Economics of Term Sheets Read More

40+ Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles. Read More

Bill Gates: How we’ll invent the future Read More

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

York Angel Investors Inc.

We Are Hiring!

York Angels is hiring!  We’re looking for a new Communications and Admin Coordinator for our Markham office.  This is a tremendous opportunity for someone to get experience in the start-up and angel investment communities and work with some fantastic entrepreneurs.   Details on the opportunity can be found below.

If you are interested in applying, applications can be sent to jobs@yorkangels.com.

YAI Communications and Admin Coordinator Job Description

York Angel Investors Newsletter – September 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.


Upcoming Investment Meetings

Monday, September 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019

York Angel Investors Upcoming Events

Thurs. Sept 12th: 2019 Angel First Look Investors Meeting
Thurs. Sept 12th: #PitchItCityHall
Wed. Sept 18th: ICUBE 2019 Pitch – Student Edition
Wed. Sept 18th: #PitchItYork
Fri. Sept 20th – 26th: Elevate Tech Fest – Toronto 
Thurs. Sept 26th: LaunchYU Accelerator Demo Day
Tues. Oct 22nd: #PitchItYork
Sat. Oct 26th: Accelerate Her Future Summit 2019
Wed. Nov 6th: Access IO 
Tues. Nov 26th – 27th: SAAS North Ottawa 2019

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

September 23rd Investment Meeting

 

Thank you to Marks & Clerk for sponsoring this month’s Investment Meeting and Networking Reception!


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.

Applications Now Open for the Safe x Connected Cities Pilot Program

Dentons has partnered with Highline Beta, a venture capital firm that helps startups design, pilot and scale solutions via their pilot-based corporate accelerator programs. They’ve launched a new, challenge-based program aimed at improving the cities we live in. Starting with the challenge of creating Safer Roads, the Safe x Connected Cities program combines the expertise of multiple corporates, community partners and select startups to design, navigate and launch mutually-beneficial pilots with the potential to scale across Canada. The program’s partners include Aviva Canada, RBC Ventures, Together for Safer Roads with more partners and challenges in the mobility and smart city areas to be announced soon.

You can read more about the program and the active challenges on the program website, or via the media coverage herehere or here.

Startups working in the IoT, mobility, road safety, urban tech, pedestrian safety, and cycling sectors are encouraged to apply today – applications are open to startups globally until Sept 27th, 2019.


Saas North 
November 26 – 27, 2019 

Members please email Cass for your discount code!
Register today at: https://saasnorth.com/register/


Check It Out! 

YAI Members: Jess, Mike, Alan & Paul were interviewed for NACO’s Blog
Read HereWomen In Venture Report: A Baseline Look at Gender in Venture Capital

News

York Angel Investors
On August 22nd, Angels Irene, Katie and Teresa attended the Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy Event where they learned about successful ecosystem partnerships, and how women entrepreneurs are succeeding. They also got to hear from the Honourable Mary Ng.
York Angel Investors
Angel Teresa, had a great time being one of the judges for both the Kids Technology Pitch and the Food Technology and Urban Agriculture Pitch at the CNE Innovation Garage August 23rd and 24th.
York Angel Investors
Angel Angelo, had a great time as part of the Finalist Judging Panel at the CNE Innovation Garage on August 25th. Congratulations to the winner of the competition was BooknBrunch!

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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Thank You To Our Sponsors

           

York Angel Investors Newsletter – August 2019

York Angle 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 Investment Meetings

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

Upcoming Events

Thurs. Sept 5th – 8th: Fireside Conference 2019
Thurs. Sept 12th: 2019 Angel First Look Investors Meeting
Wed. Sept 18th: ICUBE 2019 Pitch – Student Edition 
Fri. Sept 20th – 26th: Elevate Tech Fest – Toronto 
Thurs. Sept 26th: LaunchYU Accelerator Demo Day
Sat. Oct 26th: Accelerate Her Future Summit 2019
Wed. Nov 6th: Access IO
Tues. Nov 26th – 27th: SAAS North Ottawa 2019

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

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.


Check It Out! 

YAI Member Jess was Interviewed by Female Funders
Read Here
YAI Members: Jess, Mike, Alan & Paul were interviewed for NACO’s Blog
Read HereWomen In Venture Report: A Baseline Look at Gender in Venture Capital

York Angel Investors News

York Angle Investors
Our angels had a great night at OPN’s City Hall on July 8th.
York Angle Investors
On July 19th, Angels Jennifer, Angelo & Jeffery had a great time at Shad York U’s, they listened to pitches & gave feedback to the students!
York Angle Investors
Thank you to everyone who attended our July Investment Meeting on July 31st, we had four dynamic pitches and some community updates!

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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York Angel Investors Latest News


Thank You To Our Sponsors

           

Our York Angels Office Has Moved!

York Angels

We are excited to announce that the York Angels offices have moved.
We are settling into our new offices which are located at YSpace Markham!
If you are in the area, you’re welcome to stop by & say hi!

Please update our address in your records, 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.

York Angel Investors Latest News

York Angels

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
Read More

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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York Angel Investor Latest News

York Angel Investors Newsletter June 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.


UPCOMING INVESTMENT MEETINGS
YORK ANGEL INVESTORS

Monday, June 17, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019


Upcoming Events

Thurs. June 20th: Thinking North - Think Diversification (email Cass for details)
Wed. June 26th: Access IO
Mon. July 8th: PitchItTO City Hall
Thurs. July 18th: OneEleven Tech Summer Social
Tues. July 23rd: MMIE Investors Day in Toronto (email Cass for details)
Wed. July 24th: PitchItYork 
Thurs. Sept 5th - 8th: Fireside Conference 2019
Thurs. Sept 12th: 2019 Angel First Look Investors Meeting

Please contact Cassandra for event details.

Thank You Jess

As you are probably aware, Jess Joss will be leaving York Angels effective June 30, 2019 to take on the newly created role of CEO of a three-way angel group alliance between the Golden Triangle Angel Network, Angel One Investor Network, and Southwestern Ontario Angels. This is a tremendous opportunity for Jess and we wish her great success in her new endeavor.  We would also like to take this opportunity to again thank Jess for her tireless work and dedication to York Angels over the last 5 years as she will be missed.To keep in touch with Jess, please use connect@jessjoss.ca

 
We would also like to welcome Terry Mocherniak as the interim Executive Director, effective July 1, 2019.  Terry will take on the task of finding a permanent replacement for the Executive Director role and will manage the transition process through to early fall.  For those of you who don’t know Terry, he is an Osgoode Hall Law grad, YAI member since 2011, YAI Board member since 2012, and a serial entrepreneur with extensive start-up, venture capital and M & A experience.We have now formally started our search for a new Executive Director and would like to encourage all YAI members and ecosystem partners to help us find the perfect candidate.
 

 

If anyone is interested in the role or can recommend someone for the position, please send your resume or email us at jobs@yorkangels.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  For further information on the role please click on the following link: Executive Director Job Description.
Thanks again to everyone for your help and we look forward to hearing from you.

ACCESS IO
JUNE 26, 2019 


PitchItTO City Hall
July 8, 2019


Congratulations Enthusiast Gaming 

Enthusiast Gaming Announces Merger With Aquilini GameCo and Luminosity to Form Global Esports and Gaming Leader
Read More

Check It Out! 

A Message From Jess
Read Here Jess was Interviewed by Female Funders
Read Here Jess & YAI Members: Mike, Alan & Paul were interviewed for NACO's Blog
Read Here Women In Venture Report: A Baseline Look at Gender in Venture Capital

News

On May 12th, Angelo & Nikhil attended the Founders Forum
On May 13, Jess had the pleasure of being on a panel with Enthusiast Gaming CEO Menashe at Queen's University event.
York Angels was well represented at OCE Discovery by Angelo, Ana, Cass, Jess, Teresa, Marat, Mohan, Mona, Garry, JP, Jennifer on May 13 & 14.
On May 16th, Teresa was delighted to attend the LatAm Startups Conference, where YAI Member Randy, was the keynote speaker!
Our angels had a great time attending the Collision Conference in Toronto, May 21 & 22.
We had a full day on May 30th! We started with a board meeting, followed by our AGM & Investment Meeting! We had two dynamic pitches, two updates from YAI Portfolio Companies, community partner updates, awards & a presentation from our Sponsors, Dentons!
On June 3rd, Jess & Douglas had the pleasure speaking on a panel at PropTech Society event in Calgary!
From June 5 - 7th, York Angels was well represented at the NACO World Summit in Calgary by: Frank, Jason, Jess, Jennifer & Scott. Jennifer, Jess and Frank all participated in panels at the WAIS. We were very pleased to find out we had won the 'Top Canadian Angel Group by Number of Investments' Award.
    
Jess traveled to Ottawa June 10th & 11th for Invest Ottawa's AccelerateOTT conference where she moderated a panel on
'Scaling In Canada'.
On June 12th, Jess had the pleasure of speaking at the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA)
"Cutting the Red Tape" conference on the Angel Investors Ontario Panel.