ABOUT THE INVESTORS
Angel One members are defined by their records of success. They are CEOs, entrepreneurs and professionals who have proven their abilities in business. All of them meet the Ontario Securities Commission definition of accredited investor.
They are also individuals with a desire to expand their list of portfolio companies and assist in the growth of those companies by providing essential business guidance on key issues such as operations, team building and monetization strategies.
Collectively, they are able to supply many early stage and growth companies with sufficient capital and expertise to launch their businesses or growth them to the next stage of development.
Members make individual decisions but will collaborate in due diligence activities. Members may decide to invest by themselves or form an investment consortium. Angel One members are passionate about business and about their community. Contributing to the general prosperity of the region by helping worthwhile early stage and growth companies succeed is a principal objective of Angel One and its members.
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FOUNDERS AND FUNDERS CELEBRATION
Angel One's first Founders and Funders Celebration on Thursday, June 27, 2013 was a huge success. The majority of guests were investors who mingled freely with founders in the Investee Showcase.
A brief but heartfelt formal presentation took place, delivered by Board Chair Larry Innanen, acknowledging the hard work of the staff and volunteers who have made Angel One such a vibrant angel group.
Mr. Innanen also revealed that Angel One has placed as one of the top angel groups in Canada according to a National Angel Capital Association report delivered June 18, 2013.
The finale of the formal program was the announcement of the winners of three award categories selected by Angel One's Board of Directors:
• Founder of the Year - Stefano Plati of Vida Holdings
• Funder of the Year - Dan Lawrie
• Contributor of the Year - Paul Subject
Each winner was presented with a custom-made sculpture designed and created by local artist Paull Rodrigue (http://paullrodrigue.com). These individual glass angels outfitted in Angel One colours are known amongst the angel community as Pauli Awards.