Angel Investors Ontario (formerly known as “Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario” or “NAO-Ontario”) convenes Ontario’s Angel investors, who provide capital and mentorship to innovative start-ups province-wide.
Angel Investors Ontario was formed on the principals of the National Angel Capital Organization (“NACO”), in order to administer the Angel Network Program (“ANP”), established by the Government of Ontario in July 2007. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (“ONE”), Angel Investors Ontario continues to be the sole trusted administrator of the ANP. From 2011-2016, Angel Investors Ontario administered the Investing in Business Innovation Program, on behalf of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), to encourage the growth of Angel Investing.
Angel Investors Ontario supports 12 non-profit Angel Groups and 14 investment clubs across the province. Angel Investors Ontario fosters Angel groups’ success by sharing information and education tools, transferring best practices across the network. Over the past decade, through the groups and clubs that it mobilizes and supports, Angel Investors Ontario has enabled just under $250 million dollars to be invested into 400 high-potential early-stage ventures, in turn creating and retaining over 8,000 jobs.
Since its inception, Angel Investors Ontario has built a robust network of over 900 investors across the province. While the network continues to stand behind its original task of creating and growing non-profit Angel investor groups for all regions of Ontario, it has since expanded upon this to include establishing new ways to convene Angels province-wide, with special investment events and Virtual programs, making it easier for Angels to syndicate deals.
To grow Ontario’s Angel investing ecosystem to build prosperity, create jobs and strengthen communities.