York Angel Investors

Catchment Area: Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Aurora, and Newmarket

York Angel Investors are a group of accredited investors with a broad range of professional experience. Our individual and group focus is to create a return on investment for ourselves and the businesses we work with. Our involvement provides entrepreneurs with funding, and importantly advisors who counsel our portfolio companies, based on our own success, on how to expedite and manage growth. Our portfolio companies benefit from our member expertise in information technology, telecommunications, internet, online applications, enterprise and SaaS software, retail and pharmaceutical. Our collaborative mentorship approach and strategic financing support 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.

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Recent Highlights

  • Four exits (Doorr, Pinch Financial, Dapasoft, eScribe) in 2020-2021
  • YAI launched the Women of York Program to attract women
    angel investors. The group hosted an online and in-person educational and networking lunch for women about angel investing.
  • YAI has been able to have two successful in-person with live
    Zoom (hybrid) meetings. “It’s great to see a mix of entrepreneurs and investors in person and on Zoom from across the country,” says Katie Salem.

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169 Enterprise BLVD, 3rd Floor
3rd Floor
Markham, ON
L6G 0E7

Size of Group


Number of investments made


Total dollars invested

$37.8 Million

Frank Auddino

Interim Director

Frank brings over thirty-five years in Business Development producing top Sales with a career track record in delivering breakthrough revenue growth.

Currently, Frank is an award-winning angel investor and member of multiple investment groups. His contributions have awarded him the 2019 NACO Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Early Stage Ecosystem, the 2019 Angel Investors Ontario Award for Contribution to Ontario Angel Activity, and the 2018 York Angel Investors Angel of the Year Award.

Frank also devotes time to the organizations themselves, holding positions as a York Angel Investors Board Member, VP StartUP Durham, Ambassador to the NACO World Angel Investor summits, co-founder of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) Investor Readiness Program, Co-Founder ACCESS IO Marketplace, Angel in Residence at NACO, Brilliant Catalyst, and with multiple Innovation Centre’s, and co-chairs the membership and marketing committee with Angel Investors Ontario (AIO).

Angelo Del Duca

Interim Director

Angelo Del Duca has extensive experience in the electronics industry and holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto in Electrical Engineering.  His extensive industrial experience includes research and development of electronic systems and devices, Management and, most recently, Angel Investment into technology-based companies. 

Angelo is a member of the York Angel Investors, Maple Leaf Angels and the Spark Angels assessing potential investments and mentoring companies seeking investment.  He was named Angel of the Year (2016-2017) by the York Angel Investors and is a Board Member.  Previously he held positions as an Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA), delivering the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) program to SMEs in the downtown Toronto area and then transitioning to a Director in Ontario, leading a Team of ITAs in delivering and managing a portfolio of supported SME initiatives.

Prior to joining IRAP, Angelo was co-founder of a Microelectronics Design firm that assisted companies in Canada and the United States with the research and development of advanced electronic devices (ASICs and FPGAs) to customers in the US and Canada, which included Motorola, Welch Allyn, SR Telecom, and AT&T.  Angelo also held positions in engineering and management at Avnet Electronics, the Ontario Research Foundation, the University of Toronto – Microelectronics Development Centre, and Tektronix.

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