Georgian Angel Network (“GAN”) connects accredited investors in the Barrie, Collingwood, Simcoe County and Muskoka regions with entrepreneurs needing equity capital to commercialize their innovations.
GAN‘s role is to serve as a catalyst for economic development, facilitating investment in high-quality early-stage opportunities. GAN supports the entrepreneurship ecosystem with investor and investee education workshops, sharing best practices peer-to-peer.
Investments typically range from $100,000 to $500,000. We often syndicate with other angel investors in Ontario, commercialization partners and early-stage venture capital funds to ensure the financing round is completed.
GAN members have focused on transformational opportunities, in which founders have applied technology to existing products and services to create a product that has a compelling fit with an addressable market and a founder team that can deliver on their vision and a long-term sustainable value proposition.
Since the first investment in December 2011, GAN’s members have invested over $15 million in 40 companies, through initial financings as well as follow-on financings.
If you are an entrepreneur / innovator looking for capital, as well as the associated experience and expertise that GAN members bring, please feel free to submit your business plan or contact us directly. However, before doing so, you should review our investment criteria to help you determine if a potential fit exists.
GAN enters into financial assistance/support arrangements with certain governmental and/or private sector corporations from time to time. We appreciate their interest in, and involvement with, the group in furthering economic development in the Georgian Triangle region.
GAN facilitates the needs of entrepreneurs whose early stage, high-growth companies require venture equity capital to maximize the commercialization of their innovations by connecting them with well-qualified investors.
GAN serves the the extended Georgian Bay Triangle regional area, including: Owen Sound, Collingwood, Orangeville, Midland, Barrie, Orillia, Parry Sound and Huntsville.
Entrepreneurs who have completed a detailed business plan ready for assessment should contact Michael Badham.