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Recap: June Investment Meeting

Tuesday, June 22nd was the season wrap-up for GTAN! We hosted our AGM, June investment meeting, and annual Pauli Awards at Bingemans in Kitchener. Two startups pitched to a packed room and both are moving on to due diligence. Learn more about JAUNTIN’ and Magnusmode below. JAUNTIN’ is a white-labeled on demand insurance platform that makes obtaining […]

GTAN Announces 6th Annual Pauli Award Winners

On Tuesday, June 20th, the GTAN celebrated seven years of unprecedented success for its members and our community when presenting the three winners of the 6th annual Pauli Awards at Bingemans in Kitchener.  The Pauli Awards is a celebration of GTAN’s many successes, including its Angels committing more than $35 million in capital, resulting in […]

Recap: May Investment Meeting

The GTAN Angels gathered for their monthly investment meeting at Bingemans on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Prior to the meeting was GTAN|Learn, where local angels learned about the pros and cons of advisory boards from seasoned angel, Richard Cantin. After GTAN|Learn, the investment meeting began, with pitches from Oneiric, FindBob, and Learn more about the […]

Recap: April 2017 Investment Meeting

On April 18, 2017, GTAN held its monthly investment meeting, and Angels were pitched by a variety of exciting local startups. Each founder offered an engaging pitch and interacted with the audience, and all companies that pitched are moving forward into the due diligence stage. Our Angels are looking forward to learning more about each company […]


Startups: What would you do if you could test out your pitch before you had to do it with money on the line? Last week we launched GTAN|RAW, where local startups had the opportunity to share their pitch with GTAN angel investors and three local tech judges, Mike Kirkup, Benton Leong, and Snita Balsara. After the […]

Communitech News The Funder’s Side: Four rules for attracting investor interest

When it comes to landing investment for a startup, the “pitch” is only the beginning. Once a founder enters due diligence with angel investors, they have about a 70 per cent chance of receiving funding, according to the National Angel Capital Organization. Due diligence is the process during which angels investigate their potential investment to […]

Introducing GTAN|RAW

Thinking about raising money and don’t know where to start?  Come pitch to seasoned angel investors and get their feedback on your business. No filter.  No strings attached.  Raw.   GTAN – Golden Triangle Angel Network – will host a new event aimed at early-stage companies who are considering raising funds from Angels and Venture […]

Recap: March 2017 Investment Meeting

On March 21st, GTAN held its monthly investment meeting at Bingemans, where local startups pitched to the GTAN membership. After three excellent pitches and a lot of enthusiasm from the Angels, all three companies will be moving on to the next stage of due diligence. Learn more about BridesMade, SAMETRICA, and below! BridesMade – CEO […]

Recap: February 2017 Investment Meeting

The February GTAN meeting began with some important announcements from the President Rob Douglas. GTAN Angels invested in the 70th company, with several other companies in the due diligence pipeline.  The economic impact of those investments is well over 75+M dollars.   Three more companies were put forward for investment from the GTAN selection committee […]

The Funder’s Side: An angel’s perspective on valuation and exit strategies

Founders often ask me what angels look for when they’re choosing where to invest, and the truth is, not all angels have the same priorities when it comes to investment choices. However, here are some general principles for founders to consider when they’re preparing their pitches. No matter how early-stage you are, it’s important to […]