National Angel Organization Summit – Roundup

I attended the NAO Summit

recently in Halifax and was encouraged by the number of Angel investors who not only took the time to attend the event but were bullish about investing in startups. I met some Angel groups I knew about and some I have never heard of. Here are just a few of the participants:

As well as individuals Angels like Austin and Marnie Walker


One topic that was discussed a lot was co-investment, i.e. syndicating deals across multiple Angel groups. This is becoming more practical as Angels become more organized. It’s also needed as funding dries up from early-stage VCs and startups require longer runways. I’ll be attending next month’s Co-Investment Summit in Toronto, also put on by the NAO. It should be a great event.