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National Angel Summit

October 6-8, 2015
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Harnessing the Power of Angel Investors

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Supporting Angel Investors as They Foster the Growth of the Next Generation of Innovative Canadian Companies

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Vanessa Grant The Devil in the Details: Revised Prospectus Exemptions now in Force by NACO Staff - Provided is a summary of the article “The Devil in the Details: Revised Prospectus Exemptions now in Force” written by Vanessa Grant, Business Law Partner in Gowlings’ Toronto office. This week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) enforced two sets of amendments to the accredited investor exemption (the AI exemption) and minimum amount exemption (the MA Read More
michael_volker More Red Tape for Entrepreneur and Angels – Accredited Investor Rules by NACO Staff - This post was originally published on Mike Volker’s blog. Effective May 5, 2015 Canadian Securities Regulators have added another burden on companies raising capital from Accredited (i.e. Angel) Investors. Instead of just relying on the honesty of the investor, companies must “take steps” to ensure that the investor is not lying. When startups raise capital Read More
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Angel Investment News

Shopify IPO Priced At $17 Per Share, Company Raises $131 Million


Ottawa-based Shopify officially announced today that it has successfully raised $131 million in its IPO and sold 7,700,000 Class A subordinate shares at $17 (USD) each, which brings the value of the e-commerce business to approximately $1.27 billion (based on 74.4 million outstanding shares). More News

SHOES.COM Completes $45 Million Dollar Non-Brokered Private Placement

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SHOES.COM, the world’s fastest growing private online footwear and apparel destination, today announced the closing of a non-brokered private placement of common shares. The company raised net proceeds of approximately $45 million, principally from existing shareholders, at a post-money valuation of $320 million with all stock issued being common shares. More News

There’s A New Way For Companies To Raise Capital From The Crowd


On May 14th, six Canadian provinces jumped into the equity crowdfunding space in a big way. BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia announced a new prospectus exemption for early stage companies to raise capital. More News

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Meet Mike Volker, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Vancouver Angel Technology Network (VANTEC). It was 1998 when he and the late Al Fowler planted the seeds for an Angel network in Vancouver, and since then VANTEC has become a top Angel group in Canada. Read more

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