Maple Leaf Angels
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.
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.
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: