Guest Blogger: Angel One
Angel One Members are risk takers and deal makers passionately involved in the start-up and early stage ecosystem. They are entrepreneurial at heart and are a diverse and vastly experienced group of accredited investors who are interested in funding innovation and growth in the Canadian economy.
Despite the risks that come with investing in start-up companies, our members are drawn to angel investing due to the opportunity for outsized returns. Angel Investing is the most significant source of investment capital for start-up and early-stage businesses seeking equity to grow their businesses. Among the benefits that members at Angel One gain from their involvement with our organization are:
- Shared insight and experience to aid in investment selection
- Shared workload (due diligence, etc.) to minimize effort
- Decreased risk through syndication
- Access to educational and networking events
- Improved deal flow
Since its inception in 2011, Angel One has received over 500 applications for funding annually. Our members have made 99 investments into 58 startup and growth-stage companies with over $25 million invested, and we’ve seen 4 successful exits, delivering over 50% ROI to our members. Whether you have a product or service that you want to bring to market or you are looking for possible investment opportunities, Angel One Network Inc. is here to help.
Angel One Network Inc., is a member-based, not-for-profit organization of high-net-worth investors who live, work or have strong ties to Toronto, Burlington, Hamilton and other communities in Southern Ontario.
Please join Angel One December 5th at 4:00pm for a prospective member information meeting, Angel Investing 101. We’ll be presenting some basic information on Angel Investing, how to get started and why joining a network is important. We’ll also be discussing a few of our past deals and lessons learned along the way. For more information and to register please click here click here, or call (647) 782-6015.