Angel Investing

Angel investing goes beyond providing funds to start-up businesses.  It is an opportunity to give back to the community and shape the future economy.  Unlike venture capitalists, Angels are involved in the start-up businesses that they invest in.  This difference is what makes Angel investing more rewarding.

Angel Investors are…

Typically well-educated, high-net-worth persons, who invest personal funds at arm’s length in businesses owned and operated by unrelated individuals.  The personal funds are invested on a long-term basis in exchange for repayable or convertible debt or equity in the company.

Profile of a typical WECAN Angel investor in Windsor-Essex Region

  • Well-educated and interested in mentoring Entrepreneurs
  • Former entrepreneur or business professional who can provide new firms with financing, contacts and business experience
  • Be passionate for startups
  • Are individuals interested in collaborating with promising startups
  • Are industry experts
  • May have been a past owner or shareholder of a business
  • Are provided an opportunity to invest financially
  • Have time to mentor and support companies.
  • Will help our community grow and develop into a stronger Region to compete globally.
  • Recognized by the Ontario Securities Commission as an “accredited investor” as defined by the Ontario Securities Commission’s Rule 45-802, such as:
    • an individual who, either alone or with a spouse, beneficially owns financial assets having an aggregate realizable value that before taxes, but net of any related liabilities, exceeds $1,000,000.
    • an individual whose net income before taxes exceeded $200,000 in each of the 2 most recent calendar years or whose net income before taxes combined with that of a spouse exceeded $300,000 in each of the 2 most recent calendar years and who, in either case, reasonably expects to exceed that net income level in the current calendar year.
    • an individual who, either alone or with a spouse, has net assets of at least $5,000,000.
    • a person, other than an individual or investment fund, that has net assets of at least $5,000,000 as shown on its most recently prepared financial statements.

The merit of Angel investing

  • Greater prospects for higher returns
  • Passion for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Opportunity to mentor
  • Giving back to the community
  • Shaping the future economy

As part of the PARTNERSHIP & INTEGRATION SERVICES AGREEMENT, Equation shares processes and programs with WECAN such as deal flow, monthly presentation cycle and Due diligence. WECAN Investors joins the regular deeper-dive and due diligence remotely.

WECAN Investors
101-1501 Howard Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 3T5

(519) 997-2855

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