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16 Startup Metrics

Andreessen Horowitz has published a quick guide to some of the common metrics investors tend to focus on when viewing early stage companies. With definitions and explanations of why these metrics are used, this guide is a great resource for entrepreneurs and new angel investors alike. READ THE ARTICLE HERE

Mayor Crombie Hosts Angel Investor Networking Opportunity

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, the Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie, hosted a First Look Investment Meeting along with her partners, Angel One Investor Network and the RIC Centre. Overall there were over 160 people in attendance including 63 Angels, 17 participating companies, 5 regional innovation centres, and 7 community partners.  It was a tremendous […]

FedDev Ontario’s Investments in Angel Associations and Networks

To date, FedDev Ontario has invested up to $5.075 million in two angel associations and 12 angel networks through the Investing in Business Innovation initiative. This initiative is aimed at strengthening the innovation ecosystem in southern Ontario by supporting new entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and angel investors. Through these investments, the angel organizations will be able […]

How to round up purchases for good causes: Roseman

Many retailers ask customers to add a little extra to purchases for a deserving cause. ChangeIt lets you donate online instead and get a tax receipt. As a frequent book buyer, I often top up my purchase by a dollar when the Indigo cashier asks me to donate to the company’s Love of Reading Foundation. […]

Make Charitable Giving Easier Than Ever

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 13, 2014) – BMO Bank of Montreal and ChangeIt today announced a partnership that offers Canadians the ability to donate to their favourite charities conveniently and securely on a day-to-day basis. Customers can sign up at www.bmo.com/community2014 and set ’round up’ amounts on their BMO MasterCard purchases and donate the difference to more than […]

Harper Government Invests in Business Innovation

FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear, Burlington MP Mike Wallace and Oakville MP Terence Young announced an investment of up to $500,000 in Angel One Investor Network, which will help the network to expand its angel investor membership and to increase its pool of angel investment funds and mentoring support for early-stage companies in southern Ontario.

“The Money Is Out There”…

Our very own Karen Grant was highlighted in the Financial Post this week! See the link below to check it out: “According to the National Angel Capital Organization, 29 angel groups across Canada invested $89-million in 199 startup businesses last year. That’s up 120% from 2012 when $40.5-million was invested. Karen Grant, executive director of the Angel One […]
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