Recap: Transfuzion October Investment Meeting

This month, Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN), hosted its October 2016 investment meeting at Bingemans, this time with a haunted twist. The evening was called GTAN Transfuzion, and beyond the regular investment meeting, also featured investor speed dating, Founder and Funder educational sessions, an exclusive movie premiere, and a private tour of Bingemans Scream Park.

Last year, GTAN Angels were approached by Canadian Director Tricia Lee and given the opportunity to be a part of a horror film in exchange for their investment in the film. The film, now called Blood Hunters, received multiple financial backers at the meeting and at GTAN Transfuzion, we watched an exclusive private showing of the film that featured some of our very own GTAN Angels.

Angels and guests walked nervously through the Startup Graveyard: coffins that read famous last words from startup founders Angels are all to accustomed to hearing before a startup fails. Keep an eye on our Twitter for more Startup Graveyard quotes leading up to Halloween!


“We can last five years without revenue.”

During the investment portion of the meeting, two local companies pitched to a room filled with over 70 angel investors, funders and business students. Alert Labs and Acerta took to the stage and executed strong pitches about their products and services. Each company received interest from investors who are interested in the next stage of due diligence.


Alert Labs
Alert Labs’ sensors detect water damage before it causes costly damage for the customer. Their product sends real-time alerts to a customer’s phone for emergencies like floods, leaks and power outages. The analytics give insight into water usage, power status, heating and cooling, water softener, and sump pump to avoid damage. In turn, this saves money, time and natural resources. Visit the company’s website to learn more and remember to follow them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Acerta’s platform helps prevent automotive failures and increase automotive safety by analysing vehicles directly coming off the assembly line. Vehicles have hundreds of electronics and sensors generating data, making it difficult to diagnose problems early. Acerta learns the profile of each automotive vehicle and uses that profile to measure performance, detect anomalies and predict failures. To learn more about Acerta, we encourage you to visit their website and follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

GTAN’s next investment meeting is Tuesday, November 15. Below are more photos from the event.


The full Founders Session: How to Talk To Investors, lead by Frank Erschen. Not pictured is the Funders Session: How to Spot a Good Deal, lead by Benton Leong.



Benton Leong giving advice to a Founder during the Investor Speed Dating. The session included 11 Angel Investors and 11 Founders that rotated every 5 minutes.


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