Angel Forum™ - Vancouver for Investors & Entrepreneurs

Welcome. Founded 19 years ago in 1997, it is the only Angel Forum™ in Canada that introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors. We are a non-profit organization. Presenting companies have raised over $35 million directly through the Forum. See our latest video or video overview. We also offer financial workshops to entrepreneurs & investors (since 1998). 

As the oldest angel network in Canada with 50+ investors (from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham and Seattle), it is supported by leading BC organizations and belongs to Canada's National Angel Capital Org and US's Angel Capital Assoc. Our private meetings are exclusive for only pre-registered Investors, selected Companies and Sponsors, so regretfully no observers except volunteers. For alerts, please sign up >>> 

 

June 14, 2017 for 41st Angel Forum   

March 31 early bird registration deadline - For alerts, please sign up >>>

 

"Vonigo received $150k of early funding via the Angel Forum. This early investment led directly to our initial $1 million round, which has since been followed by subsequent investments. The Angel Forum played a key role in Vonigo's success and continues to do a great job supporting Vancouver's blossoming tech scene."  John Carter, CEO, Vonigo​​​​​​​  Dec  2015

"The Angel Forum that Montie Power presented at was one of the best I have been to, as we had 14 angel investors interested. Due Diligence and negotiations are in progress"   Greg Montie, CEO, Montie Power   March 2016

Haig Farris - named BC Angel Investor of 2016 by Angel Forum  - appointed Officer of the Order of Canada on Dec 31, 2016

25 companies funded by Angel Forum investors since Oct 2014.

EIS Crop Sense

Microdermics

Plurilock

eTrove

Phytonix

 

NZ Tech

AlgaeCan

Acuva Tech

SHM Controls

Chatterhigh

Vonigo

LlamaZoo

ThinkCX

FusionPipe

Retarget Links

Aspect Bio

Vandrico 

Vidigami

Foodee

ViewsIQ

Ethelo Decison

Cognilab

Nanozen

Wearable 

BitLit 

ANGEL FORUM PROCESS

Instead of entrepreneurs trying to find and meet with investors they don't know, we present the entrepreneur in one meeting to ~ 50 investors, saving everyone time (the cost equals two coffees per investor attending). Are you Investor Ready?

  1. A company wanting to present, submits their Profile on-line which if selected, is available privately on-line to 50+ pre-registered Investors, ~ 1 week before presentation and afterwards.
  2. Company also uploads / updates their Exec Summary, Video (short webcam get 70% more views) and Investor Pitch Presentation, for private access only by pre-registered investors.
  3. After the company has registered (average cost of $495 – if not selected, all but $100 refunded), their information is reviewed and companies with the best chance of being funded, are selected. Advisors / consultants cannot attend the Forum.
  4. An existing company Investor is invited to attend (no fee) to act as the company Deal Lead at the Forum and very importantly lead the Post Presentation Follow-up meetings.
  5. Critical that the CEO and Deal Lead investor, pre-sets before the Angel Forum, a couple of Post Presentation follow-up meetings that are within 2 days of the Forum, to invite interested investors to.
  6. Applying companies and investors are invited to a complimentary legal and tax workshop by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Harper Grey - venture lawyers, the afternoon before the Angel Forum.
  7. Companies demo their products (table included) to investors in exhibition room during the day of networking breaks & closing wine reception). Short info sessions are also be held.
  8. In the presentation room, 18+ companies have 20 minutes each to deliver to 50+ investors, a 10 minute presentation plus 4 minutes for Q&A, then a 5 minute Investor-Only debrief.
  9. Right after each presentation during the Investor-Only debrief, investors (including your Lead investor) discuss the company and determine who wishes to team-up to investigate further.
  10. During the Investor-Only debrief, very brief notes are taken on company strengths / challenges and then sent later to all presenters and investors.
  11. Within 24 hours, all investors (who tell us of their interest) are linked with each company and we encourage 2 - 4 investors to share the due diligence workload. 

Our private meetings or private online info are not a solicitation to sell or to buy any securities of the presenting companies. We are not a broker / dealer / advisor and are not registered with any regulators.

Allocadia closed on $1 million, including $300,000 directly from Angel Forum investors at the Angel Forum

“The results speak for themselves, Indel Therapeutics has raised almost $800,000 from investors we met at the Angel Forum. If you attend one angel event in the Pacific Northwest, it has to be the Angel Forum.” Malcolm Kendall, CEO, Indel Therapeutics Inc

"I was expecting to only raise $100-200K from the Angel Forum and we are rapidly approaching $1 million with $865k raised to date and more on the way. The only thing that slowed us down was our own paperwork on how much we could raise from this event. I have to go back to our lawyers to draft a larger term sheet." Eric Winsborrow, Shadow Networks (formerly ZanttZ Inc)

“Solegear Bioplastics presented at the Angel Forum and received $354,000 directly. In a challenging financial market, our expectations for the number, quality and capabilities of the investors at the Forum were greatly exceeded with 24 interested investors. The Angel Forum is a MUST for any entrepreneur looking to advance their technology venture.”  Toby Reid, CEO Solegear Bioplastics

"Angel Forum Vancouver is the best Angel meeting I've attended to date. Where most groups spend their time talking about investing, Angel Forum is serious and funds deserving companies. I found excellent investment opportunities, presenting in a well regulated format, with thoughtful review and discussion following each one. The best part - follow through with due diligence and investment. Angel Forum Vancouver is what I'm looking for in an Angel Investment Group!”  Gillian Muessig, Investor and Co-founder, President SEOmoz, Seattle.

"Thanks for organizing the Angel forum.  I never would have connected with so many angels investors without it" Michael  Gilbert, CEO SemiosBIO


 "The Angel Forum is about the best organized event I have attended (ranging from across Canada and the Pacific NW). And having the drumbeat going before and after is a real difference from most other events."   Christopher Procyshyn, CEO of VanRX Pharmasystems.


"I found that the investors in attendance at the Angel Forum were extraordinary - a well-informed group and asked relevant questions that added value to the overall presentation" Mark Kornak, Angel Investor.


"Over the past year we have attended a number of Investor/Entrepreneur events and I must tell you that the Vancouver Angel Forum is by far the most effective results oriented event in the country. Bruce Davidsen, Chairman, Protean Software 

"The Angel Forum was one of the more valuable events we’ve been part of this year. It gave us direct access to active investors and the opportunity to have real and honest discussions with them about our business." Natalie Sisson Co-Founder,  ConnectionPoint Systems Inc. 


"The Angel Forum is such a valued, professional resource and will refer anyone I know."  Melodi Wood, CEO Peoplemenders.com

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NACO request for Angel Investing Activity in 2016 - by Jan 31, 2017