Together with the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN) is thrilled to announce an exciting upcoming educational event with angel investment expert, fund manager, writer and entrepreneur, Dr. Basil Peters. Internationally known for facilitating successful investments and strategic exits, Dr. Peters creates optimal “win-win” transactions for both new companies and angel investors.
This exceptional learning opportunity will provide a day of industry insights and investment knowledge facilitated by Dr. Peters. New potential angel investors will explore this fast-paced, innovative industry, while seasoned investors will learn tips, best practices and successful exit strategies.
Canada’s thriving technology landscape is continuing to flourish; generating fresh and exciting ideas, and new investment from angels, however, according to in a recent article in StartupCEO, we are lagging behind our neighbours to the south in terms of securing highly profitable exit deals. Over the past 5 years, there have been a remarkable 2,300 American exits compared to only 183 Canadian exits. Canadian companies on average raise less capital and sell for less than our American counterparts (US average is $82M, whereas the Canadian average is $32M, less than half!)
Canadian companies have the talent, innovation and ideas, yet must become more competitive, seek greater investment and strategize long-term growth to succeed. Leading Canadian technology companies such as WattPad, Shopify and HootSuite, are valued at $67M and $122M, $285M, respectively, fuelling their regional economy and demonstrating Canada has the potential to become a global leader in technology.
Join us on May 8th at Bingemans for one of two informative investment workshops, and learn more about Angel Investing 101 or Early Exits 401, while connecting with Waterloo Region investors, local entrepreneurs and business leaders.