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The Canadian Angel Investor Connection
Capital Angel Network
Capital Angel Network (CAN) ranks in the top five most active angel groups in Canada. Since 2009 CAN members have invested more than $65M in early-stage companies. For the first time, in 2022 more than 50% of Capital Angel Network’s direct investments were made in startups with a female co founder 85% of investments to date have been with Gatineau, Ottawa, Kanata and area based startups. This early funding led to over $500M in additional investment through grants, syndication with other angel groups, and venture capital funds. CAN’s membership includes more than 55 angel investors, 30% of whom are female. CAN is a Member of National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) and Angel Investors Ontario (AIO), collaborating with angel groups and ecosystems across the country.
Founded in 2009, the Capital Angel Network (CAN) has been investing in startups in the National Capital Region for over a decade. Since its inception, CAN members have invested over $66M into 160 early-stage companies 85% of which are based in the National Capital Region. This early-stage funding has led to over $500M in additional investment through grants, syndication with other angel groups and venture capital funds. The membership base now consists of over 40 Angels, 25% are women! In 2023, CAN invested $5.9M.
The CAN Process
CAN actively engages with the Ottawa and regional startup ecosystem by integrating directly with local incubators and accelerators. We host an annual Mashup to showcase the best of what our community has to offer.
Companies from across Canada apply to pitch on a monthly basis. Once screened, they are presented to the membership for investment. Only high-quality investment opportunities with strong potential for returns are presented to our membership.