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Press Release: Canadian Angel Investments Injected $157.2 Million into Canadian Startups in 2016

May 29, 2017

2016 data shows 15% increase in Angel investments

WINNIPEG, May 29, 2017 – The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) have released the seventh annual Report on Canadian Angel Investing Activity. This year’s data not only highlights the vibrant and buoyant Canadian Angel market, it also found that Angel groups are frequently participating in larger syndicated deals and follow-on investments.

The report, which is based on a survey of 35 Angel groups across Canada, was developed in partnership with the Government of Canada, BDC Capital, RBC, Ryerson Incubate and Innovate Network Canada. It reveals that Angel groups made 418 investments, amounting to over $157.2 million. Of the deals reported, average deal size was $1.7 million. The data also shows that Canadian Angels mean investment size is more than double for follow-on deals, increasing from ~$260K for new investments to ~$570K for follow-on investments.


In the News: Archery Games Calgary

This post showcases the media coverage of our client Archery Games Calgary.

It is updated whenever new media coverage is released.

Brand new to the city, Archery Games Calgary combines dodge-ball and archery and is sure to provide fun and an ultimate action-packed battle experience for people of all ages!

Check out the following stories about Calgary’s first indoor archery tag arena:


Press Release: ClickDishes Inc. enabling people in Downtown Vancouver to enjoy their lunch instead of waiting in line

May 19, 2017

Vancouver, Canada – ClickDishes Inc., the food tech mobile app company that enables users to mobile order from any restaurant, is excited to announce that they are launching their ‘Grab & Go’ service with eleven restaurants in Downtown Vancouver.

“Vancouver is one of the most tech-savvy cities in Canada and also has one of the best food scenes in the country,” says Alec Wang, Co-Founder & CEO of ClickDishes. “As such, we are very excited to launch ClickDishes in Vancouver with our eleven restaurant partners, and to see how we can grow in the city.”


Questions for Journalists: Alastair Goldfisher

We have been reaching out to journalists and media professionals to chat with them about their experiences in the industry. For our latest ‘Questions for Journalists’ we had the opportunity to interview Alastair Goldfisher, venture capital editor for Buyouts Insider, contributing to Venture Capital Journal and PE Hub. Alastair primarily reports on venture firms and their startups, pretty much anything to do with fundraising, investment trends, sector analysis, personnel news and other topics worldwide about the VC industry. Alastair has worked as a business journalist since 1994. He’s been with the Buyouts Insider group since 2003. Previously, he was the founding editor of California CEO and before that was a reporter with the Silicon Valley Business Journal. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


In the News: Rob Vollman | Hockey Abstract

This post showcases the media coverage of our client Rob Vollman | Hockey Abstract.

It is updated whenever new media coverage is released.

Rob Vollman, leading expert in the field of hockey analytics, three-time author and eight-time contributing author, announced March 31, 2017 that he signed a book deal to write the next edition of Hockey Abstract Presents… Stat Shot: The Ultimate Guide to Hockey Analytics.

Here is some of the coverage the announcement of the latest edition of Hockey Abstract has received: