Why new and seasoned investors
join Angel groups
Why join an Angel Group?
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.
Members must be accredited
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
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.
From time to time members have the opportunity to participate in portfolio company follow on rounds - Bridge, SEED and Series A
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.
The due diligence process is shared across investors in the deal easing the load and increasing decision quality and confidence
Unlike a fund - you're creating a targeted portfolio as unique as your investment thesis
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.
We encourage members to introduce startups to our deal flow process. Championed startups get a closer look
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
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.
-$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
CAN leaders and members genuinely champion entrepreneurs. The friendly culture is built upon fun, knowledge, belonging, growth, mentoring and learning, respect and trust.