Ontario Angel Investors List
Funding is one of the biggest challenges any early-stage startup can face. Navigating the right choice can be tricky and must be carefully considered in order to find the right fit for your startup. We thought we’d help make the process a little bit easier by compiling a list of helpful resources! This exhaustive list includes angel investors, and a few other forms of fundraising.
Angel Investors Ontario administers the Angel Network Program (ANP), its goal being to create new Angel investor groups in Ontario where none existed, and foster their success with information and educational tools to transfer best practices from successful Angels. Angel Investors Ontario and Angel groups look to other Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) members, such as Regional Innovation Centres (RICs), for opportunities, and refer entrepreneurs who are not yet investment-ready to appropriate members of the ONE for mentorship and education.
The Southwestern Ontario Angel Group (SWO Angels) is a members-only non-profit organization comprised of accredited investors seeking investment opportunities in promising, early-stage businesses.
hold 10 Angel One member meetings each year – where early stage and growth companies present their proposals. We also hold numerous educational and networking events.
The Southeastern Ontario Angel Network (SOAN) has been created to facilitate the mobilization of investments from accredited investors into companies being developed in southeastern Ontario.
Entrepreneurs across Northern Ontario are starting and growing businesses that are creating prosperity and improving lives in their communities. Learn more about how we can help.
NACO ensures Canadian-based Angel investors, incubators, and accelerators have access to the resources they need to invest in the most promising startups around the country, and generate good returns in the process.
Established to connect angel investors in the Barrie, South Georgian Bay, Orangeville and and Muskoka/Huntsville regions with entrepreneurs needing equity capital to commercialize their innovations
The Capital Angel Network is a group of angel investors in the Ottawa Gatineau region
The Spark Angel Network is looking for local companies who need help to launch viable business ideas and can provide equity investment, mentorship and offer their expertise to launch and grow businesses.
Since 2007, Maple Leaf Angels has been connecting the brightest, most passionate entrepreneurs with accredited investors within the local ecosystem. By bringing together our member investors with early stage and seed companies, MLA enables innovative companies to grow and realize their potential. MLA members individually invest in high potential companies through an equity position or a convertible debt instrument. MLA member investors provide seed investment of $250,000 – $500,000 and early-stage investment of $350,000 – $1,000,000. MLA also provides access to FedDev matching funding and OCE funding – focusing on: Fintech, ICI, and Healthcare.
It is a not-for-profit corporation operating under the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Angel Network Program.
The York Angel Investors are a group of accredited investors with a broad range of professional experience. Our focus is to create a superior return on investment for ourselves and the businesses we work with. Their collaborative mentorship approach and strategic financing supports entrepreneurs through various stages of early growth. Our investments often represent the bridge between the self-financed or seed stage and the venture capital and/or private equity level of funding. Their portfolio companies benefit from their Member expertise in IT (digital media, software, mobile, telecom, web-based services, software as a service, online applications, enterprise, etc.), life sciences (healthcare, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, etc.), clean technology, retail, and other industries. They have currently invested in over 40 deals, totalling roughly $10.8M. Successful exits typically occur after 3-7 years.
Other Startup Funding Resources:
(Not Angel Investors)
The IAF has invested up to $500,000 in Ontario technology companies.
Focused on market-validation and customer-acquisition, Ryerson Futures invests in companies that have demonstrated the ability to scale quickly. They work with several Fortune 500 companies such as Rogers, Visa, and Barclay to deliver a unique accelerator experience. Startups in the program range from education to tech.
Financing & Mentoring Futurpreneur Canada supports young entrepreneurs with up to $45,000 in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage and grow your business.
BDC finances working capital to give entrepreneurs peace of mind and extra cash to expand their businesses and invest in technology. BDC’s team of subject-matter experts offers advisory services to guide businesses throughout Canada at every stage of development. As a complementary lender, we work with other lenders and financial intermediaries to fill market gaps and increase the availability of capital for Canadian entrepreneurs.
In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. We also support and invest in early-stage projects, where the probability of commercial success and potential total return on innovation are substantial. Another expanding focus for OCE is the development of the next generation of innovators through our entrepreneurship fellowships and programs for students and youth across Ontario.
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