MLA48 Angel Investment Fund Completes Second Investment

MLA48 leads $750K Seed Financing Round in Sharethebus Toronto, ON – August 20, 2015 Today MLA48, Canada’s first angel investment fund that is committed to providing 48 hour turnaround on investment decisions, announced its second investment in high-growth start-up, Sharethebus. Sharethebus is a company that is revolutionizing the ride sharing industry. The initial investment from MLA48 spurred over $690,000 of further investment from the broader Maple Leaf Angel membership and other independent investors. Sharethebus was founded in Montreal in 2014 by Kyle Boulay and Wolf  Kohlberg.  Sharethebus is a technology powered marketplace for private/ride-share charter buses. The technology gives people the …

MLA at TechTO

Toronto, ON – August 10, 2015 Maple Leaf Angels participated in TechTO’s monthly Knowledge + Networking Event at the TELUS House. The event featured keynote presentations by Dessy Daskalov from Nudge Rewards, Darrell Heaps from Q4 Websystems, Phil Jacobson from PumpUp, Mallorie Brodie from Bridgit and Zaheed Poptia from CardSwap. The evening kicked off with networking accompanied with food and beverages, it was then followed by the presentations and an open mic forum. Along with providing information on the Maple Leaf Angels organization, MLA hosted three companies as guests at the demonstration booths; Hynt, Avertus& Neuranet. Over 400 guests attended the …

MLA48 Angel Investment Fund Completes First Investment

Toronto, ON – June 10, 2015 MLA48, Canada’s first angel investment fund committed to providing 48 hour turnaround on investment decisions, today announced its first investment in high-growth start-up, Orchard Labs Inc. The initial investment from MLA48 spurred over $500,000 of further investment from the broader Maple Leaf Angel membership and other independent angel investors. Orchard Labs was founded in Toronto in 2012 by Alex Sebastian, Bruno Wong, and Hamza Javed.  Orchard enables the buying and selling of pre-owned iPhones through a unique, secure solution.  Customers deal exclusively with Orchard, and the company’s innovative approach to the process eliminates safety and quality …

2015 Maple Leaf Angels Annual General Meeting

Toronto, ON – June 10th, 2015 The Maple Leaf Angels Corporation held its Annual General Meeting at the Gladstone Hotel. The night was filled with enticing conversations about innovative concepts, entrepreneurs, and Angels. The Canadian Angel of the Year, Daniel Debow, gave a keynote emphasizing the importance of trusting your intuition and adding value to the startup ecosystem. The concepts of paying it forward and success in the terms of giving back resignated in the crowd. The evening was highlighted with anticipation for the presentation of the annual Angel of the Year Award. Two new awards that were presented; the New Member of the Year Award and the Company of the Year …

Maple Leaf Angels Announce MLA48, Canada’s First Angel Investment Fund

Fund commits to 48 hour turnaround of Investment Decisions Toronto, ON – December 5, 2014 Maple Leaf Angels Corporation, is pleased to announce the creation of Maple Leaf Angels Capital Corporation and the launch of a limited partnership, known as MLA48; Canada’s first angel investment fund that commits to make investment decisions within 48 hours. The Fund will provide a new and innovative way for promising young companies in the information, communication and entertainment sector in southern Ontario to obtain early stage financing. MLA48 will offer companies coaching and mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to follow-on funding from the Maple Leaf Angels network. The …