The Southwestern Ontario Angel Group (SWO Angels)

Catchment Area: London, Sarnia, St. Thomas

The Southwestern Ontario Angel Group (SWO Angels) is a not-for-profit corporation, founded in early 2008, with the goal of sourcing quality early-stage investment opportunities and presenting them to a like-minded community of Angel investors. The founding board members of SWO have been involved with Angel investing for a number of years and, through due diligence, education, and screening processes, we strive to achieve above average returns for our membership. In addition, our linkages with other Angel groups across the province will allow our membership to participate in other investment opportunities, as well as allow us to syndicate with other like-minded investors.

Recent Highlights

  • Forming Equation Angels alongside three other groups to gain efficiency in SWO’s process and use of resources.
  • The group adapted well to COVID-19 and pivoted to an online experience while still being able to engage members.
  • Recruiting Jon Mycio to be the group’s new chapter director, which released Carmen Gicante from the role into semiretirement.

Deals of Note


Biopharmaceutical manufacturing experts are creating a new type of aseptic filling system with innovative technologies. Acquired by Cytvia.

Visit Vanrx


Renix is all about separating liquids — extracting good from bad and removing bad from good for clients. Acquired by ClonBio Group Ltd.

Visit Renix

Race Roster

This site offers event organizers, timers and fundraising coordinators the tools they need to design their events. Acquired by Asics.

Visit Race Roster

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A-333 Dufferin Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Z3

Size of Group


Number of investments made


Total dollars invested

$59 Million

Jon Mycio

Jon Mycio

Chief Executive Officer

Jon is the Chapter Director of SWO Angels. His career has been focused on Finance, Strategy, and Analytics. He has helped some of Canada’s largest organizations improve their business through customer-focused strategies, supported by Data Analytics. Jon views the world through a global lens after spending multiple years with an NGO in Africa, working as their Director of Finance.

Jon holds an Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business. 

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