The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) accelerates a thriving, early-stage investing ecosystem in Canada by connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support Angel-stage investing. NACO provides intelligence, tools and resources for its members; facilitates key connections across borders and industries; and advocates for Angel asset-class issues.
NACO incorporated as a non-profit in 2002 to promote and help create a vibrant Angel community in Canada by providing Angel investors with a secure environment to network and learn from their peers.
Since then, NACO has evolved to become the National champion of Canada’s Angel investing community, working with individuals, groups and industry partners by supporting best practices and professional development, informing policy in support of the early-stage funding ecosystem, and providing trusted intelligence on Canada’s Angel investing activity.
With more than 2,000 members across the country, we are building a strong and vibrant Angel community in Canada by making meaningful connections across borders, sectors and asset classes. Our members are a diverse group of individual investors, Angel groups and other industry partners that provide support to early-stage companies.
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Angel investor groups made 237 investments in 181 companies across Canada in 2014, amounting to $90.5 million, with an additional $110.4 million of funding leveraged into the investments, according... more
Canada has a diverse and dynamic technology landscape, with new startups emerging from Halifax to Vancouver. Yuri Navarro, executive director of The National Angel Capital Organization, along... more
Permission Click is the winner of the Most Promising Startup of the Year at the annual NACO Summit. The Winnipeg startup beat out 14 other startups for the award after two days of pitching and a... more
More than 200 Angels from across Canada gathered in Quebec City for the National Angel Summit this week. The National Angel Capital Organization is holding the largest gathering of Canadian... more
A report entitled "Angel Investing Activity in Canada: Accelerating the Asset Class" produced by the National Angel Capital Organization has mapped out Canada's angel investment groups, revealing... more
In 2013, nearly 30 angel groups made just under 200 investments totalling $89 million—more than double the amount invested by angel groups in 2012. This is according to a report entitled... more
Today BDC Venture Capital and the National Angel Capital Organization announced the renewal of their national partnership for the third consecutive year. The partnership focuses on strengthening... more
Yesterday, six incubated startups pitched at a competitive event hosted by the National Angel Capital Organization. The startups were Transit App from FounderFuel; Viromo from Innovate Calgary;... more
Angel investment activity in Canada increased last year, according to a recent survey by the National Angel Capital Organization. The survey, released in September, looked at investment activity... more
Angel investment activity in Canada increased last year, according to a new survey by the National Angel Capital Organization. The survey, released on Wednesday, looked at investment activity in... more
The National Angel Capital Organization has released its Investment Activity by Canadian Angel Groups 2011 Report. According to the report, there were 134 angel group investments in 2011 (103... more
The National Angel Capital Organization Summit is taking place next week in Montreal which makes for a great edition of Montreal Startup Drinks. You can now sign-up for the special edition of... more
The 10th Annual National Angel Summit is taking place in Montreal from October 6th to 8th and this year's theme is 'creativity'. More than ever, Angels and entrepreneurs need to draw upon their... more
Canada's National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is hosting the 2009 National Angel Summit next week in Toronto. The Summit is the premier networking and educational event for Angels in Canada... more