Entrepreneurship is Our Passion

Established in 2007, Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) is a not-for-profit membership organization. Our mandate is to connect accredited investors and the brightest, most passionate entrepreneurs in a stream-lined process within the larger entrepreneurial eco-system. 

Maple Leaf Angels’ members are a group of high net worth private individuals who invest in seed and early stage technology companies. While investments are made individually, MLA members enjoy the benefit of best practices and the collective knowledge and networks of the group.

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Our members enjoy:

  • Community of like-minded individuals
  • Networking and professional development
  • Engagement in the entrepreneurial eco-system

To date, our members have:

  • Invested over $17 million in 30+ companies
  • Facilitated $21.5 million in follow-on funding opportunities
  • Participated in 6 succesful exits

Maple Leaf Angels Capital Corporation (MLACC), a subsidiary of MLA, is the general partner for Maple Leaf Angels 48 Fund I Limited Partnership (MLA48), a limited partnership comprised of several MLA members who wanted to invest collectively in seed and early stage companies. MLA48’s objective is to make investment decisions within 48 hours and offer companies coaching and mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to follow-on funding from the Maple Leaf Angels members.

By bringing together investment, experience and a network of partners, MLA enables high potential companies to grow and realize their potential.

Board of Directors

Brandon Corman - Director

Chris Gilliss - Director

Travis Griffith - Director

Frank Jessop - Director, Treasurer

Nancy Lala - Director

Probal Lala - Director, Chair

Ed Lycklama - Director

Mat Goldstein - Observer



Annie Pinet

Managing Director

Annie Pinet is the Managing Director of Maple Leaf Angels and Maple Leaf Angels Capital Corporation, responsible for growing MLA as a value added partner for both investors and entrepreneurs. Previously she was a Business Development Manager with BDO Canada in Toronto with a focus in the Technology & Life Sciences (T&LS) industry. Annie has over 13 years of experience working within the TMT (T&LS) industry with a background in Marketing and a focus on helping young to mid-size TMT companies grow. The past 4 years have been spent in sales, business and market development.  Prior to BDO, Annie spent nearly 15 years with Deloitte where she held multiple roles supporting the TMT industry, such as Manager of Market Development, Business Development and Marketing Specialist. She was actively involved in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ program for nearly 10 years and served as a coach for companies participating in Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program.