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Whether you are an investor or venture-grade entrepreneur, innovation is shaping our lives and this podcast series will equip you with the knowledge you need to fund, fuel and emerge as a leader in the digital economy. For over 20 years National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) members have pioneered the movement of access to capital. We represent 44 angel networks, 45 incubators and accelerators, and over 4000 angel investors that have invested more than $1 billion into over 1500 companies. Stay tuned, subscribe, and join us on this exciting journey as we transform ordinary listeners into extraordinary angel investors.

Built by Angels: Road to Venture Capita‪l‬ National Angel Capital Organization

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Whether you are an investor or venture-grade entrepreneur, innovation is shaping our lives and this podcast series will equip you with the knowledge you need to fund, fuel and emerge as a leader in the digital economy. For over 20 years National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) members have pioneered the movement of access to capital. We represent 44 angel networks, 45 incubators and accelerators, and over 4000 angel investors that have invested more than $1 billion into over 1500 companies. Stay tuned, subscribe, and join us on this exciting journey as we transform ordinary listeners into extraordinary angel investors.

    Absolutely Critical to Preserve Diversity of Tech Sector: Laura McGee, CEO and Founder of Diversio

    Absolutely Critical to Preserve Diversity of Tech Sector: Laura McGee, CEO and Founder of Diversio

    “We crunched data a few weeks ago and the risk that the pandemic poses — in terms of erasing the gains that Canada has made on supporting diverse entrepreneurs — is significant and undeniable. The proportion of women-led business in a ‘do-nothing...

    • 12 min
    Small Business is 98% of Our Economy: Frances McRae, Assistant Deputy Minister of Small Business and Marketplace Services Innovation, Science and Economic Development

    Small Business is 98% of Our Economy: Frances McRae, Assistant Deputy Minister of Small Business and Marketplace Services Innovation, Science and Economic Development

    “You’ve heard the government say they are not afraid of adjusting the measures that have rolled out. Getting money out there as quickly as possible was important, but there would be adjustments. I think that’s what you’ve seen the government do the last...

    • 26 min
    Government Should Leverage Angel Investors: Michael King, Finance Professor at the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

    Government Should Leverage Angel Investors: Michael King, Finance Professor at the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

    “To get to the punchline, the government should set up a co-investment fund that matches angel investments dollar for dollar. It should adopt a national tax incentive scheme that already exists in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. And it...

    • 8 min
    Government Funding to Survive the Crisis: Opening Remarks by Claudio Rojas, CEO at NACO

    Government Funding to Survive the Crisis: Opening Remarks by Claudio Rojas, CEO at NACO

    The combined impact of the health pandemic and economic crisis hit hard and fast. This resulted in initial government relief taking what was described as a “people first” approach, with an emphasis on employees at risk of layoffs, and trying to minimize...

    • 6 min
    Canadian Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors Must Lead the Way: Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

    Canadian Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors Must Lead the Way: Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

    “Over the past few months, we’ve been working hand in hand with companies as they retool and rapidly scale up to produce critical equipment such as masks, face shields, ventilators, medical gowns and test kits. This is an excellent opportunity for...

    • 26 min
    Canada's Moment to Shine: Dr. Kamran Khan, CEO and Founder at BlueDot

    Canada's Moment to Shine: Dr. Kamran Khan, CEO and Founder at BlueDot

    “History is unfolding right before our eyes. I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that this pandemic is maybe one of the most important and significant events in human history. We’ve never had a moment where the entire planet has been crippled by a tiny...

    • 13 min

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