MLA Portfolio Company TritonWear Brings Affordable AI-powered Analytics to All Swimmers

Olympians globally have trusted TritonWear for years to deliver results – now every athlete can use these same tools, every day.   Toronto, Ontario, (May 29, 2019) – Swimmers across the globe gain access to a new generation of training tools today, thanks to the collaboration of TritonWear, dozens of National Federations, and thousands of athletes training with TritonWear daily. TritonWear has been working closely with elite teams like Swimming Canada, Swimming Australia, and the France Swimming Federation for the past few years, to understand how they optimize the performance of the best athletes in the world. Co-Founder and CEO, …

Maple Leaf Angels Teams Up With Aird & Berlis Once Again

Toronto, Canada – May 27, 2019 – Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Aird & Berlis LLP. The Aird & Berlis Startups Group, led by Graham Topa and Tony Sabeta, is dedicated to enabling early-stage and emerging growth companies to navigate the commercial, regulatory and competitive challenges related to bringing new innovations to market. “We are absolutely delighted to renew our relationship with Aird & Berlis!,” says Prathna Ramesh, Managing Director of Maple Leaf Angels. “They are leaders in providing legal services to the startup community, and the relationships they have fostered will be …

Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) Members Invest in Montreal-based Locketgo’s Seed Round

Toronto, Canada – May 1, 2019 – Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) is pleased to announce that several of its members have invested in Locketgo, a “turnkey” storage solution that facilitates the user journey through festivals and permanent installations. Along with MLA members’ participation, Locketgo’s $1.2 Million round of investment saw participation from Anges Québec, CH Group, Real Ventures, and Jeffrey Kadanoff. Gabrielle La Rue, co-founder and CEO said, “We are delighted that the members of Maple Leaf Angels recognized our potential and extended their support, with an impressively quick turnaround time and flexibility. We look forward to achieving our vision …

Maple Leaf Angels Announces MLA48 Fund III LP

Toronto, ON (Mar 27, 2019) – Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) and Maple Leaf Angels Capital Corporation (MLACC) are pleased to announce the launch of their third Angel Investment Fund, MLA48 Fund III LP. In 2014 MLA launched Ontario’s first Angel fund as a member only limited partnership focussed on making quick investments in early-stage technology companies. The MLA48 funds promise to deliver investment decisions in 48 hours from the time of formal Investment Committee pitch. After successfully deploying MLA48 Fund I and II, MLA turns to its angel investor member network to raise MLA48 Fund III. “We are thrilled to …

Maple Leaf Angels Leads $500,000 Seed Round for Toronto-based Moregidge with its MLA48 II Fund

Toronto, Canada – February 1, 2019 – Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) is delighted to announce that MLA48 Fund II has made an investment in Moregidge, a collaborative digital platform seamlessly bridging mortgage brokers and agents with realtors and clients using their smart technology. Along with MLA48 II’s participation, Moregidge’s initial round of investment attracted interest from a number of MLA members, Silicon-Valley based Hustle Fund, and Good News Ventures. According to a study by the company, 48% of mortgage consumers feel comfortable using more technology to arrange their next mortgage, yet do not have the opportunity to do so. Moregidge’s …

Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) Members Invest In Toronto-Based iRestify’s $1.0M Funding Round

Toronto, Canada – October 16th, 2018 – Maple Leaf Angels announces that several of its members have invested in online commercial cleaning platform, iRestify. The $1 million funding round was led by Birchmere Ventures, and supported by Good News Ventures, members of Maple Leaf Angels, and others. “We are very pleased with the support we received from Maple Leaf Angels and their structured approach to introducing companies to their membership of over 50 accredited investors,” said Erifili Morfidis, Co-CEO of iRestify. “Connecting companies like iRestify to our members for investment and mentoring, is exactly what MLA is all about,” said Prathna …

MLA48 Fund II Joins Inovia Capital and Cyber Security Insiders in Cybeats Seed Round of Investment

Toronto, Canada – January 15th, 2018 – Within a month of the inaugural MLA48 Fund II investment in Suncayr, we are excited to announce the Fund’s second investment: Cybeats, a cybersecurity company focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). The Cybeats’ seed round of investment also includes cybersecurity industry insider and MLA founding member, Dr. Richard Reiner, iNovia Capital, and other Angels. With an estimated 50 billion connected devices by the year 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming an integral part of our world. But, with the increased opportunity that IoT brings, so too comes a multitude …

MLA48 II Announces Its Inaugural Investment In Waterloo-Based Skin Cancer Detecting Startup Suncayr

From left to right: C.O.O. Derek Jouppi, C.E.O. Andrew Martinko, C.T.O. Chad Sweeting, & Dr. Juri Mobus, Head of R&D. Toronto, Canada – December 5, 2017 – As the only angel fund committed to providing investment decisions in 48 hours, MLA48 II is proud to announce its first investment into the smart UV indicating sticker, developed by Suncayr. The initial investment from MLA48 II spurred interest from several MLA members, who oversubscribed the half a Million Dollar seed round, along with other participating local and international Angels. Beginning as a nanotechnology engineering project for school, Andrew Martinko and his two co-founders, …

Highlights from the 2017 NACO World Angel Summit

Toronto, October 10, 2017 MLA was pleased to attend the World Angel Summit at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal from Oct 2-5. Our 7 delegates joined over 500 international investors, partners and industry leaders at this four day event to explore the emerging trends that will shape angel investing over the next year. MLA hosted a cocktail reception on Day 1 for its members and organized tours with 3 of our Montreal based investee companies – Bus.com, Sportlogiq and Fluent.ai on Day 4 of the Summit. A big thank you to NACO for their great event, as well as …

Maple Leaf Angels Corporation Announces New Managing Director

Toronto, ON (Sep 27, 2017) – I am very pleased to announce that Prathna Ramesh joins the Maple Leaf Angels’ team today as our new Managing Director. Prathna joins us from About Communications, a Telecommunications & Information Technology firm where she was responsible for a range of functions from sales & account management to client operations & project management. She holds a B.Com degree from the Rotman Commerce Program at the University of Toronto. Many of you may already be familiar with Prathna as she has been volunteering at MLA over the past year and more recently has been “On-Loan” …