Canada's Top 5 Angel Investors by AngelList Popularity

by Rob Lewis | Business

AngelList is increasingly becoming the place where early-stage and seed deals first get off the ground. Of late, the growing community of startup founders and investors has been transitioning from a social network into an investment platform.

This week a new site built on top of AngelList's API is offering a founder-friendly dashboard that should help better connect startup founders to those investors who are relevant to their business. In short, angel5 provides a quick and dirty lists of investors based on market, region and even niche categories like Dog lovers and Moms.

Browsing the region splice gives users a quick idea of who might be Canada's top five angel investors.

Dan Martell has 5,600 followers; Boris Wertz has 2,200 followers; Andy Yang has 2,100 followers; Jennifer Lum has 1,800 followers; and Chris Arsenault has 1,200 followers.

Obviously the results favor those investors that have active profiles on AngelList, ignoring those that have not set up an account and others whoaren’t actively engaged in the community. So while it's certainly not definitive, it's nonetheless interesting.

What do you think of the results? Are Version One Ventures' Boris, Apricot Capital's Jennifer, Dan, Extreme Startups' Andy, and iNovia Capital's Chris Canada's top five angel investors?

iNovia Capital
Montréal, Québec, Canada

iNovia is an early stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build the next generation of digital platforms and services. We leverage our distributed team and network of experienced founders, company builders and engineers to foster the growth of category-defining businesses. Headquartered in Canada, iNovia manages $450M and invests across North America. more

Extreme Startups
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Extreme Startups is a venture backed startup accelerator that supercharges founder development, optimizes product-market fit and graduates fundable companies. Our evolved programs provide an unrivaled combination of seed capital (up to $250K), digital product leadership education and access to a global pool of mentors. Investors and financial partners include Business Development Bank of Canada... more

Version One Ventures
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Above everything else we invest in entrepreneurs, not businesses. We love passionate entrepreneurs with deep domain knowledge. Entrepreneurs with great product and design instincts. Entrepreneurs who want to change the world but know that in order to do so, they need help. And yes, we love to help, when and where ever we can. Besides the founder team we look for a few more things when... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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