Maple Leaf Angels

Our Partners

Through our many partners and member investors, we offer networking opportunities, access to follow-on funding, and business services.

Platinum Sponsors

With extensive national and international resources, BDO Canada provides assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services. As a member of the BDO international network, which spans more than 150 countries and 1,400 offices, BDO provides seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with international needs.

Whether you are preparing for the next phase of your business or overwhelmed with the current challenges you face, our professionals can help. We focus on learning about your organization so we can provide quality advice and service with the business strategies you need to help ensure your continued success.

At BDO, our experienced technology professionals are committed to the industry and are proud partners of Maple Leaf Angels.

Aird & Berlis LLP is a leading Canadian law firm based in Toronto, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm’s practice encompasses all principal areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, capital markets, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology, intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax. The firm’s diverse client base ranges from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.

The Aird & Berlis Startups Group 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.

As proud partners of Maple Leaf Angels, Aird & Berlis will provide their strategic legal expertise on key aspects of startup growth, including corporate structure, M&A, governance, financing, IP strategy and licensing, privacy and other considerations.

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $839 billion as of July 31, 2019, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

BMO Private Wealth is a multi-disciplinary wealth advisory team made up of BMO Nesbitt Burns and BMO Private Banking wealth professionals that takes a holistic and proactive approach to helping high net-worth individuals and families achieve their wealth goals. BMO Private Wealth serves high net worth individuals and families including business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals and executives.

The team is dedicated to helping their clients navigate the complex process of managing wealth and providing an integrated, team-based experience in a range of specialized areas for high net-worth families.

Associate Sponsors

Long Story Short is a full-service creative agency dedicated to helping start-ups with their ongoing sales, marketing and investor material needs.

From brand strategy and design to presentations, web and video, LSS has developed and executed successful campaigns for more than 35+ companies across 10 countries to date.

For over 10 years, essence leadership has facilitated leadership in small high-growth companies, government agencies and large corporates in an array of industries. The empowering process of optimizing leadership performance translates to higher productivity, enhanced relationships, and improved results. 

Fundsquire empowers entrepreneurs by providing fast and simple access to non-dilutive capital. Their unique SR&ED lending model, akin to a line of credit, is used by Canadian, Australian and UK startups to accelerate growth, reinvest in R&D, raise valuation, or simply bridge to commercialization or the next round of funding.

In-kind sponsor

Stradigi Marketing Inc. is focused on the cutting edge of growth-centric marketing that is inclusive of the diversity of consumers. We provide support to brands and companies by implementing best-in-class strategies, leveraging big data, artificial intelligence, state-of-the-art platforms, and automation for expanding market share and impact with consumers.

Our services include marketing strategy consulting, website design, digital campaign audit, design, and execution.

Government Supporters

For nearly 10 years, FedDev Ontario has actively worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation and growth in Canada’s most populous region.

Since 2009, FedDev Ontario has invested over $2 billion in southern Ontario’s economy, creating partnerships with over 19,500 organizations. The results of these investments and partnerships can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving their productivity, growing their revenues, and in the economic advancement of southern Ontario communities.

FedDev Ontario’s investments are helping to make a difference for people and businesses in southern Ontario.

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) supports Angels as they help entrepreneurs turn good ideas into great businesses.

As the only national industry association for Angel investors in Canada, NACO represents over 40 networks comprised of over 3,000 Angel investors across Canada. Members assist Canadian startups in every region and industry to execute their vision and compete on the global stage by providing them with patient risk capital, expert advice, and professional networks when traditional financial and other institutions cannot.

By connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support Angel-stage investing, NACO accelerates a thriving, early-stage investing ecosystem.

NACO provides intelligence, tools, and resources for its members, facilitates key connections across networks, borders and industries, and helps to inform policy affecting the Angel asset-class.

Angel Investors Ontario convenes Ontario’s Angel investors, who provide capital and mentorship to innovative start-ups province-wide.

Through the Angel Network Program (“ANP”), established by the Government of Ontario, Angel Investors Ontario supports 12 non-profit Angel Groups (with Maple Leaf Angels being one of them) and 14 investment clubs.

Over the past decade, through the groups and clubs that it mobilizes and supports, Angel Investors Ontario has enabled just under $250 million dollars to be invested into 400 high-potential early-stage ventures, in turn creating and retaining over 8,000 jobs.