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Angel Forum - Vancouver

Angel Group · 721 Members · Vancouver, BC, Canada · ACA, NACO
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About this Program

WELCOME: Angel Forum - Vancouver (est'd 1997) oldest Canadian network. 20 co's directly invested in 2015-16. Already have GUST profile? Still use APPLY button.

Our Investment Focus

What is the problem you are trying to solve? Clear identification of market need that is large enough for the company to grow to sales of $20+ million in 5 years.


Your solution: Your products/services are unique with a clear economic value proposition. They are hard to copy with sustainable protectable competitive advantages and differentiation from competitors.


Market Interest: Ideally you should have customer letters of interest, be in beta trials or have purchase orders from potential buyers. Or you have customers who have already paid for your products.


Management Team: an experienced and passionate team (not necessarily complete, but not a one person company) with relevant industry expertise and a clean reputation. Management should be based within 3 hours travelling time from Vancouver and have a Due Diligence binder ready for investors. Note that companies outside of BC, are not eligible to offer the BC Gov't's 30% refundable tax credit to BC investors. 


Financial: Already raised funds from family/friends, ideally grants from a third party (i.e. NRC-IRAP, SR&ED etc.), eligible to offer the BC Gov't 30% investment refund, has a well prepared investor presentation (Investor Ready workshops) with a realistic future financing plan and investor exit strategy in 2-7 years. Company valuation must be justifiable (usually less than $3 million for a pre-revenue company

Preferred Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Products
  • Business Services
  • Clean Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial/Energy
  • Internet / Web Services
  • IT Services
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networking and Equipment
  • Other
  • Real Estate
  • Retailing / Distribution
  • Security
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Travel

Preferred Locations

  • Washington, US
  • Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Alberta, Canada
  • BC, Canada