TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Today is Global Business Angels Day, an initiative of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Angels across the country are participating in local activities in an effort to disrupt their regional entrepreneurial ecosystems.
National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is launching a cross-Canada campaign to champion angel investors and the successful entrepreneurs they work with. Over 14 angels from the west to east coast will be speaking to media about angel investing.
From Vancouver where a new Angel group is launching a new initiative to help connect talent and $, to Saskatoon where an Angel stepped in to help the company stay alive and grow significantly. Big news in the GTA where the York Angels are celebrating a successful exit for the company Shiny Ads. The East coast has great stories in Halifax and Newfoundland.
- 29 Angel groups made 199 investments in 2013 totaling $89 million
- The top three sectors invested in by Angels continue to be Information and Communication Technology ($28.8 million), Life Sciences ($20.5 million) and Clean Technology ($7.5 million)
SOURCE: National Angel Capital Organization
For further information: Contact Melissa Durrell 519-500-4408 for more information, or to be connected with a Founder/Funder story.