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, Managing Director

Chris Gilliss - Director

Travis Griffith - Director

Frank Jessop - Director, Treasurer

Nancy Lala - Director

Probal Lala - Director, Chair

Ed Lycklama - Director

Mat Goldstein - Observer



Brandon Corman

Managing Director

Brandon Corman 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 he was a Business Development Manager for the Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario, where he was responsible for building Southern Ontario’s Angel investor networks on behalf of FedDev Ontario. He was also a co-founder of unBrokr Inc. a portfolio analytics platform for direct investors using online discount brokerages. Prior to this, Brandon was an Investment Analyst for a venture capital firm located in Toronto. 






Baye Galligan

Associate Director

Baye Galligan is the Associate Director of Maple Leaf Angels where she is responsible for developing the MLA brand and assisting the Managing Director in the growth of MLA as a value added partner for both investors and entrepreneurs. Baye brings a wide array of knowledge and experience to the table through her affiliations with multiple research teams in the areas of pharmaceutical, biotech, materials, fine chemical and energy industries. She has published in a leading academic journal, is an avid traveler, and enjoys the arts and outdoors. Baye has an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Master of Arts from Harvard University.