GAN provides members with both financial and social benefits. See included benefits listed below.


  • Provides a more efficient means for matching individual angels & investee companies
  • Increases deal flow & quality; companies are pre-qualified via assessment, screening and selection
  • Economic power inherent in group investing, larger deal sizes; potential for syndication and co-investment
  • Spread investment process costs over a broader base of investors
  • Evaluation and due diligence by the deal team mitigates investment risk and spreads the workload
  • Newer angels learn from experienced angels; broader knowledge base increases intellectual capital and knowledge
  • Return enhancement through critical assessment of pre-money valuation and financial forecasts, and via portfolio diversification
  • Access to NACO knowledge base and templates and to the Startup Includer platform for deal flow and deal management.


  • Networking with like-minded investors & entrepreneurs
  • Networking opportunities within the Simcoe / Barrie / South Georgian Bay / Muskoka community of business owners, entrepreneurs and community leaders
  • Preferential referral of opportunities to the group
  • Varying roles such as; board member, advisory board, lead investor, and mentoring