Angel Investors Fuelling a Greener Tomorrow
Angel Investors Fuelling a Greener Tomorrow

Another winter has come and gone. Spring is here, and April is a time to turn over a new leaf. April is also "Earth Month," and on April 22nd, we will celebrate Earth Day. 'Sustainability" is no longer just a buzzword but a necessity. Our planet is (literally) on...

Neurovine – A Neuroscientist’s Brainchild
Neurovine – A Neuroscientist’s Brainchild

They call concussions the “invisible injury,” but the serious health issues they cause are anything but imaginary or disguised. With about 200,000 diagnosed concussions in Canada each year—and patients suffering the repercussions for months or longer—Ashleigh Kennedy...

Zoom! Zoom! Special Purpose Vehicles for Early-Stage Startups
Zoom! Zoom! Special Purpose Vehicles for Early-Stage Startups

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal or financial advice.As a startup founder, securing funds is crucial to your entrepreneurial journey. However, raising funds has become...

Lucky Charms: 4 Lessons from St. Patrick’s Day
Lucky Charms: 4 Lessons from St. Patrick’s Day

Top of the morning to you! Get ready to don your green clothes and celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day on March 17th!This annual event marks the death anniversary of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It has grown to be a globally recognized holiday...

Friendlier – The Whole Package
Friendlier – The Whole Package

Single-use takeout containers make up one-third of all plastic packaging in Canada, and, while we’ve all played a role in contributing this waste to landfills, Friendlier’s Kayli Dale and Jacquie Hutchings are fervently making our planet greener one province at a time...

Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress
Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress

March 8 marks International Women's Day. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The theme of the Government of...

RetinaLogik – Within Sight, Within Reach
RetinaLogik – Within Sight, Within Reach

More than one billion people around the world live with a preventable and treatable vision impairment, many of which lead to sight loss. Calgary-based startup RetinaLogik is making access to eye exams a priority, and developed a highly accurate, comfortable, portable...

To NDA or to not NDA? That is the Question!
To NDA or to not NDA? That is the Question!

Disclaimer: This article is not intended as legal or financial advice. An NDA is a legal document that requires considerable planning and legal advice.An NDA, short for non-disclosure agreement, is a legal document that aims to protect a startup's confidential...

Why Angel Investing is Just Like Dating: Finding the Perfect Match
Why Angel Investing is Just Like Dating: Finding the Perfect Match

You know that feeling after a great first date? That mix of emotions - excitement, childlike giddiness, anticipation, nervousness... That spark can feel like pure magic.  Once the excitement wears off, the questions start to roll in. "Do they feel the same way?" "Will...

Championing Equality: Dismantling Bias in Support of Black Founders
Championing Equality: Dismantling Bias in Support of Black Founders

Happy February! While February is the month of love, it is also Black History Month- a time to celebrate Black Canadians and their successes and contributions to our communities.  Black entrepreneurs face added barriers when starting their businesses and accessing...

What Makes a Good Startup to Invest In
What Makes a Good Startup to Invest In

Startups and early growth companies are an asset class in their own right. Startups are young companies founded to develop a unique product or service, bring it to market and expand very quickly. Whereas a small business is more focused on creating and maintaining a...

Gruvi – A Toast to Success
Gruvi – A Toast to Success

Focusing on inclusivity, wellbeing, accessibility and taste, Toronto-based Grüvi has pioneered a new way to socialize with their collection of non-alcoholic beers and wines that taste pretty much identical to the real deals. Enjoy your evening, skip the hangover....

Unraveling the Process: How Angel Groups Work
Unraveling the Process: How Angel Groups Work

Every group has a procedure flow for incoming funding requests. For angel investors and founders, it is essential to have an understanding of the high-level process as it may affect when you give access to certain information as a founder or when you decide to write...

What is angel investing?
What is angel investing?

An angel investor provides initial seed money for a startup business, usually in the form of equity or ownership in the company. This differs from venture capitalists, who also invest in early-stage startups. Venture capitalists manage a pooled fund of money for...

Why You Should Make AIO Your 2024 Resolution
Why You Should Make AIO Your 2024 Resolution

This post was originally published in the January 2024 edition of the AIO monthly newsletter by Kate Tomen, VP, Business and Operations. To get updates on everything angel investing in Ontario, subscribe to receive our newsletter directly here.With the start of a...

Embracing Radical Candor
Embracing Radical Candor

This post for our monthly newsletter, or "Kate's Korner," as I have been calling it, is being brought to you from a classroom at Western University, where I have been fortunate enough to attend a leadership program. The topic of one of the sessions...

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