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Capital Angel Network launched  'Ottawa Founders' an Ottawa Business Journal Column in Spring of 23

 

Portfolio Company Mission Control was the inaugural feature

Mission Control Space Services is one of the first organization in the world to deploy deep-learning AI in lunar orbit.

"Ottawa Founders" is an occasional column prepared by the Capital Angel Network that celebrates leaders in the community who are helping to build the future.

Organization: Mission Control Space Services

People: Ewan Reid

Founders connected with the National Capital Region quietly build and deliver world-class solutions to complex, universal issues. One of these disruptive companies is Mission Control, which develops software for use on the Earth, Moon and Mars. It made history earlier this year with founder and CEO Ewan Reid at the helm.

Full article: Mission Control's Ewan Reid Ai in Space Mission

 

Capital Angel Network's MASHUP23 held on May 30th evolved to a festival feel of five events with a record 250 guests

 

Full coverage by OBJ's TechopiaLive

The Capital Angel Network Chair, Jennifer Francis, and ED, Suzanne Grant share recent accomplishments and outline the Selection Process on Ottawa Business Journal's TechopiaLIVE

A CAN Member and Portfolio founders reception, fierce pitch competition with an all-star judging panel, a scale up / startup showcase and a Cleantech Fireside Chat brought together industry experts, funders and founders for a talk of the town event hosted by Capital Angel Network at TCC Canada's bespoke location (Performance Court 150 Elgin St) on 30 May.

 

Kingston's mDetect walked away with a $7,000 prize and were fast tracked to pitch at CAN's June Member Meeting. OBJ's TechopiaLIVE were onsite covering the event of the year

 

 

Watch their full coverage here.

 

 

CAN PortfolioCO BluWave-ai secures $9.5-million in Series A funding

Ottawa-based BluWave-ai secures $9.5-million in Series A funding

PowerOn Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, has acquired a minority stake in Ottawa-based BluWave-ai, which will use the proceeds to develop and deploy its electric-vehicle charging software.

PowerOn made the investment in BluWave-ai’s recently closed $9.5-million Series A funding round, which included other investors led by Capital Angel Network. With the investment, James Brewer, OPG’s vice-president of new growth and business development, joins BluWave-ai’s board of directors.

 

Over the past two years Capital Angel Network's members have invested $15M in early stage startups. Today CAN's 55 members include entrepreneurs who have exited or are leading companies, executives, Family Offices and Venture Capital firms based in Montreal to Toronto.

 

In 2022 57% of investments were made into women led or co-founded startups.

 

Watch video here

 

Watch the interview here

 

 

The Capital Angel Network and Invest Ottawa announce the conclusion of SheBoot’s first national cohort, and the cumulative impact of the investment-ready bootcamp for women founders since its inception.

SheBoot Graduates Secure More Than $12.5 Million in New Investment as National Cohort Concludes Investment-Ready Bootcamp for Women Founders Reports Impact to Date, and Prepares to Launch Fourth National Call for Applications

Full release: Investment-Ready Bootcamp for Women Founders Reports Impact to Date, and Prepares to Launch Fourth National Call for Applications

 

Link - Globe & Mail Article

 

 

 

Capital Angel Network joins #TiEConCanada, bringing together experienced investors and early-stage founders.

ITiE Ottawa, a Canadian chapter of the largest entrepreneurship organization in the world and Capital Angel Network (CAN), the largest network of angel investors in the Capital Region, have partnered to launch ‘Investor Connect.’ The unique program is bringing together experienced investors and early-stage founders at #TiEConCanada2022, TiE Ottawa’s premier entrepreneurship conference.

Full release: Capital Angel Network joins #TiEConCanada, bringing together experienced investors and early-stage founders.

 

SheBoot Round Three: Fueling the Growth of Women Founders Nationally with a Capital Advantage

Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada's Capital, and the Capital Angel Network (CAN), a group of angel investors in the Ottawa-Gatineau Region, today announced the national expansion of SheBoot, the investment-ready bootcamp that helps to address the critical funding gap facing women founders. SheBoot is receiving advisory services and up to $342,000 in funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to support this expansion and pilot this program across the country.

Full release: SheBoot Round Three: Fueling the Growth of Women Founders Nationally with a Capital Advantage

 

LearnExperts Transforms Online Training Solutions Through AI, Raises $1.25M

Pitch Award recipeient, LearnExperts closes oversubscribed $1.25M seed round with participation from Sand Hill North, MaRS IAF, and Capital Angel, Maple Leaf Angel, and Georgian Angel networks, including six women investors.

Full release: LinkedIn Article

Brew Ninja Closes $650K Seed Round

Ottawa startup and Capital Angel Network Portfolio company closes seed round.

Capital Angel Network and Invest Ottawa Announce Second Cohort of SheBoot

The Capital Angel Network and Invest Ottawa Announce Call for Applications for Boot Camp Designed by Womxn Investors for Womxn Founders with $200,000+ in Investment

Full release: OBJ Article

Hype-worthy: Ottawa startup Hyperion lands $2M seed round to build out carbon-capture system

Ottawa startup and Capital Angel Network Portfolio company closes seed round.

Full release: OBJ Article

Healthy boost: Ottawa VR startup Realize Medical lands $1M in seed funding

Ottawa biotech startup, and Capital Angel Portfolio Company closes seed round.

Techopia Live: Capital Angel Network investments hit $4.1M in 2020

Take a look at the 2020 investment landscape, compared to 2019'sd pre-pandemic numbers, and what this means for 2021.

'We saw how powerful we could be together': U.S. firm acquires Gatineau's Foko Retail

A Gatineau-based software, Foko, has been sold to a U.S. tech company with customers in more than 80 countries.

Capital Angel Network Announced New Director and Delivers First Pitch Award

After three years guiding early-stage companies through the University of Ottawa’s Startup Garage, Nolan Beanlands says he’s excited to “move up the development cycle” in his new role as executive director of the Capital Angels Network.

Capital Angel Network Announce Pitch Award at Sold-Out Mashup Event

The Ojibwe word “Wabano” means the dawning of a new day, a new beginning. So the Wabano Centre was a fitting location for this season’s Capital Angels Mashup & Social event as local entrepreneurs could very well be enjoying new beginnings as a result of connections made last evening.

Capital Angels, Wesley Clover Fund e-Health SaaS solution Cliniconex

Cliniconex expands Ottawa team, armed with new funding led by Capital Angel Network and Wesley Clover.

Record Crowd for Capital Angel Mashup & Speed Pitch Contest

The pitches were flying Tuesday, both on and off the field as over 100 angels, entrepreneurs and community partners gathered for the Capital Angel Network Mashup and Social at RCGT Park, home of the Ottawa Champions baseball team.

APX Capital Angel Network Media Release

The pitches were flying Tuesday, both on and off the field as over 100 angels, entrepreneurs and community partners gathered for the Capital Angel Network Mashup and Social at RCGT Park, home of the Ottawa Champions baseball team.

Capital Angel Networks Announces New Investments

Capital Angel Networks is pleased to announce that we have invested in six local startups and are bringing together investors and entrepreneurs at our first Mashup.

Capital Angel Network Announces New Chair, Directors

Capital Angel Network is pleased to announce Jennifer Francis as the new Chair of the Board, and also welcomes new Directors – Dane Bedward and Dan Carruthers. We are also pleased to announce that Capital Angel Networks has made the top 5 list of Canadian angel groups for 2014.

Capital Angel Network Year-End Release 2014.04.01

Capital Angel Network announces that $5M was invested into new ventures in 2014, by members of the group along with co-investment through the Ottawa area ecosystem of angel investors. An additional $2M was syndicated from other angel groups.

CAN ED Announcement Release 2015.03.06

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Capital Angel Network, we are pleased to announce that Jane Baird has joined the organization as our new Executive Director. The Board of Directors would also like to take this opportunity to expresses our sincere thanks to outgoing Executive Director Parm Gill.