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June 26, 2019

Cuboh – In the Globe and Mail

It’s tablet hell’: Growth in delivery options leads to ordering chaos for restaurants CHARLIE FRIEDMANN SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL There are so many tablets and so many wires. It creates a mess,’ says Jala Alsoufi, Soufi’s general manager. TIJANA MARTIN There are just sixteen seats at Soufi’s, a downtown Toronto Syrian fast-casual restaurant…

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July 28, 2018

Efund investment Aspect Biosystems receives $1M investment from Genome BC.

ASPECT BIOSYSTEMS RECEIVES $1M INVESTMENT FROM GENOME BC Genome BC Invests $1 million in Funding to Top Canadian 3D Bioprinting Company Aspect Biosystems May 07, 2018 Vancouver, Canada — Genome BC is pleased to announce $1 million in funding to Aspect Biosystems (Aspect), a privately held biotechnology company focused on commercializing cutting-edge 3D bioprinting technologies. Aspect’s…

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June 19, 2017

E-Fund joins business angels from around the world to Italy and builds bridges with angels and start-ups

Put “Angels” and “Italy” in the same sentence and one normally goes straight to visions of Michelangelo’s cherubic winged beings who float around the famous fresco ceilings of Rome’s Sistine Chapel. Well, in March 2017, Canada’s Trade Consulate put together a different variety of “Angels”. Invited by the Italian government, a delegation of Angel Investors…

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April 06, 2017

Common Docs: how standardized Canadian term sheets will improve Canada’s startup ecosystem

On March 16th 2017, Pieter Dorsman, CFO & Director of angel investment fund E-fund, and Boris Mann, VP & Founding Director of Open Angel Society Canada co-hosted a panel discussion entitled “Which Term Sheet is Right For You?” in partnership with NACO (National Angel Capital Organization of Canada). The event was a chance for a…

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March 14, 2017

Aligning Canadian Founders and Investors Through Better Term Sheets

On March 1st, 2017 a group of investors, founders, lawyers and active members of Vancouver’s startup community gathered to discuss the need for widely accessible, Canada-specific term sheets that will better align founders and funders in meeting their goals. The speaker session and panel discussion, hosted by VANTEC Angel Network and E-Fund and entitled ‘The…

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February 07, 2017

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Vancouver Tech Community

A great guide to the Vancouver Tech community for angel investors and entrepreneurs who want to get more connected or who are new to the Vancouver startup community. It was created by one of our active angel investors, Peter Meisl @pmeisl The Vancouver high tech industry is growing quickly and it can be a confusing place…

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February 01, 2017

Standardized Angel Investor Terms Sheets, Better Term Sheets

Term sheet templates for common or preferred equity and convertible debt   In October 2015, I started doing a 4-hour workshop on how to structure and negotiate term sheets for early stage angel financings for Canada’s National Angel Capital Organization (NACO). This has taken me to Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Victoria, Calgary, Vancouver, Jamaica and in March this…

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January 20, 2017

Angel Portfolio Company Updates

Here are the updates we received from our angel portfolio companies, and the recent portfolio investments we made.   Public Updates Mazza Receives $1.1M AgriInnovation Investment – Jan 17   Investor Updates – requires Investor Login Target Tape announces distribution agreements, shares AGM presentation – Dec 23 7 Portfolio Companies give updates at e-Fund Open House – Dec 8 Mazza makes strong progress and plans…

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January 19, 2017

Mazza Receives $1.1M AgriInnovation Investment

Government of Canada Supports B.C. Agricultural Innovation DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Jan. 17, 2017) – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food, Lawrence MacAulay, today announced a $1.1 million investment in Mazza Innovation to expand their plant extract production facility in…

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January 10, 2017

How to Make a High Risk Angel Investment Low Risk

Make an Investment with a BC Angel Fund Since 2011, E-Fund has been actively making angel investments in British Columbia with a focus on product-ready emerging technology companies, from software to medical devices to clean tech. It has invested in 13 emerging companies of which 2 have already exited and provided a nice cash return for…

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