Maple Leaf Angels

Investor Members

Money isn’t the only motivator. For many of us, it is a way to give back to the community, to help build the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.

Connecting Experienced Investors with Passionate Entrepreneurs

membership benefits

  • Introductions to Canadian startups
  • Opportunity to mentor early-stage companies
  • Angel investing education
  • Network with like-minded individuals from diverse industry backgrounds
  • Access to a supportive environment for domain expertise & mentoring
  • Personal growth – Advisory Board or Board of Director roles with your investees.

Activities for MLA Members

  • Monthly Member Investment Meetings & Networking Reception
  • Weekly Office Hours
  • Mentoring Events
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • Ecosystem Events
  • Happy Hour Meetups

Board Committees open to MLA members

  • Investment Review Committee
  • Marketing & Membership Committee
  • Sponsorship Committee
  • Audit & Finance Committee
  • Nomination & Governance Committee
  • Entrepreneurship Support Committee

MLA Membership Requirements

Membership in MLA is open to individuals who are “Accredited Investors” as defined by the Ontario Securities Commission in NI 45-106. For the complete list of definitions and other relevant information, please refer to the Ontario Securities Commission’s Rule 45-802 (National Instrument 45-106).

Angel Investors are Accredited Investors that make their own direct investments (usually in a group) into a private company (usually a “startup”) in exchange for equity (common shares or preference shares), debt or other terms. Visit NACO Academy here.

Our Chief Compliance Officer will schedule a meeting with you to review the necessary membership forms, and educate you on investing in this particular asset class after you express interest to learn more.

Who Are Accredited Investors?

Once an individual has financial independence through sufficient income, real estate, mutual funds, publicly- traded stocks, bonds, T-bills, sale of a business or other financial investments, they are called “Accredited Investors” and are eligible to make direct investments into Private Companies outside of the normal Public Stock Market (such as Private Equity and other financial instruments open to High Net Worth Individuals making significant investments).

The Ontario Securities Commission defines an “accredited investor”, according to its Rule 45-802 as:

  • An individual who, either alone or with a spouse, beneficially owns financial assets having an aggregate realizable value that before taxes, but net of any related liabilities, exceeds $1,000,000;
  • An individual whose net income, before taxes, exceeded $200,000 in each of the two most recent calendar years, or whose net income, before taxes, combined with that of a spouse exceeded $300,000 in each of the two most recent calendar years, and who, in either case, reasonably expects to exceed that net income level in the current calendar year;
  • An individual who, either alone or with a spouse, has net assets of at least $5,000,000; and
  • A person, other than an individual or investment fund, who has net assets of at least $5,000,000, as shown on their most recently prepared financial statements.

Office Address:

95 King St. E, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5C 1G4

Contact Us:

Phone: 416-646-6235


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