Maple Leaf Angels announces new Interim Managing Director
Toronto, Canada – January 25, 2021 – The Board of Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) is pleased to announce Eric Boyd as Interim Managing Director of MLA. Eric has been an active member of MLA since 2018 and in 2019 received the MLA New Angel of the Year Award. He has been on the Investment Review Committee for the last 2 years and is also a member of the MLA 48 Fund III Investment Committee.
Eric has a unique and diverse background suiting him well for this role. He is the co-founder and Director of Festival Programming at Maker Festival. Born and raised in Ontario on a small chicken farm, Eric went to Queens University for engineering. He co-founded StumbleUpon during a gap year. After graduating, he lived and worked in Silicon Valley at a high-tech startup, designing and installing industrial sensors. After moving back to Canada, Eric founded Sensebridge – a wearable electronics company. He was a trustee and later Dean at the Toronto Awesome Foundation, and is a community organizer for Hacklab.TO, Quantified Self Toronto, Long Now Toronto, and DIYbio Toronto. He currently leads a Machine Learning study group and is helping the Toronto Space Club to launch balloons and model rockets to the edge of space.
We are sad to bid farewell to our current Managing Director, Prathna Ramesh who has served the Canadian angel and entrepreneur community since 2017. She recently completed her Executive MBA from Queen’s University and will be embarking on a new professional challenge in the world of venture capital. Prathna will join the leadership team at Futuresight Ventures, a venture studio that will build & invest in innovative software companies solving real market problems. We are pleased that Prathna will stay in our community and will maintain her role as Chief Compliance Officer of MLA. Under her leadership, MLA has grown to be recognized as one of the best angel networks in the country and we thank her for her service. Her last day as Managing Director will be January 31, 2021.
Please join us in welcoming Eric in his interim capacity at Maple Leaf Angels! Eric can be reached at email@example.com
Maple Leaf Angels enable high potential companies to grow, realize their potential, and offer excellent returns by bringing together investment, experience, and a network of partners. To date, our members have invested over $37 million in 74 companies across Canada. Our members have seen 15 collective exits within the MLA portfolio. We offer Curbside Mentoring events and weekly complimentary Office Hours to connect the brightest, most passionate entrepreneurs with our accredited investors in a streamlined process.