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Why join an Angel Group?

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CAN members find they improve their investment returns when working within a group while minimizing risk by investing in a portfolio of 20 or more over time.

Members generously share investment experience,  insights and diverse industry expertise improving investment assessments and easing the heavy Due Diligence load.

Angel Groups are fuelled by mutual trust. Founders entrust sensitive materials in the course of seeking investment.  Before attending a Member Meeting guests commit to a Code of Conduct - here.

 

 

The Group supports entrepreneurs sharing respectful and valuable guidance and mentorship regardless of their investment readiness or fit.

 

Members must be accredited

 

 

CAN Members are welcoming and highly collaborative

The group benefits from diverse thinking, deep knowledge and fresh viewpoints across the membership,  including fund managers, VCs, Family Offices, seasoned angels with 30-50 portfolio companies, and new angel investors. They enjoy one another's company - from deal making to in-person socials

 

Screened deal flow

600 annual investment applications are reviewed by the Screening Committee and 27 of the greatest potential startups are invited to present at Member Meetings. CAN is part of 15 angel groups across Ontario and are in THE TOP 5 where hot deals are shared.

 

Offline deals

From time to time members have the opportunity to participate in portfolio company follow on rounds - Bridge, SEED and Series A

 

Increased ability to influence deal terms

Investing as a group provides more influence than one cheque to negotiate terms if required. Follow on rights, information rights, sometimes the instrument used and valuation depending on the stage of fundraising are on the table.

 

Shared Due Diligence

The due diligence process is shared across investors in the deal easing the load and increasing decision quality and confidence

 

Individual investment decisions

Unlike a fund - you're creating a targeted portfolio as unique as your investment thesis

 

Inviting learning environment

CAN has an "observer" role where you can follow deals all the way to the close without investment expectations. The CAN Education Committee organizes workshops and experienced investor lessons learnt. A  rich repository of learning videos in Valuations, Deal Docs, Due Diligence, the art of investing and sector specific investment panels is available in Dealum.

 

Championing founders

We encourage members to introduce startups to our deal flow process. Championed startups get a closer look  

 

Membership includes a Dealum Account

Dealum allows you to create your own dealroom to track your investments and see how others voted on Startup Presentations. Data room and due diligence files are all located in one place

 

Mentorship and volunteering

CAN is a volunteer run organization. There are opportunities to get involved at the Board, Selection Committee, Membership Committee and Education Committee levels. CAN's own CANLABS - investor readiness program for founders - provides enjoyable mentorship opportunities with founders who have graduated from accelerators and are getting round ready.

Apply soon to get the 2023 membership rate. CAN has one of the lowest membership rates in the province

-$840 (plus HST/GST)
Venture Capital firms and Family Offices - $1680 (plus HST/GST).

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Being an angel has been a lot of fun. It is a great way to learn about new, innovative ideas, and support founders with early capital and expertise. Joining Capital Angel Network gave better deal flow, more expertise looking at deals, and ultimately a better return on investment.

-Jennifer Francis, Capital Angel Network Investor

 

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Community and Trust

CAN leaders and members genuinely champion entrepreneurs. The friendly culture is built upon fun, knowledge, belonging, growth, mentoring and learning, respect and trust.