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YAI: Who We Are

York Angel Investors Inc stands proud as one of Canada’s largest and most dynamic angel investor collectives. As a prestigious non-profit assembly of accredited investors, our membership boasts a tapestry of seasoned professionals, each bringing a wealth of experience and celebrated business acumen. We are not just investors; we are trailblazers, igniting the path to success for promising early-stage start-ups across a myriad of sectors.

YAI: What We Do

Our focus encompasses a wide array of sectors, from B2B and B2C SaaS, Fintech, and CleanTech to IoT, InsureTech, HealthTech, Industrial Automation, CPG, and Marketplace Solutions. But we do more than just invest. We bridge the critical funding gap that often exists between personal finances or informal loans and more substantial Seed Stage, VC, or Private Equity funding. Our ultimate vision? To ensure unparalleled financial returns for both our members and the innovative ventures we back. Beyond mere financing, we pride ourselves on our hands-on mentorship, propelling entrepreneurs through the intricate phases of early growth. Our track record speaks for itself, with numerous portfolio companies realizing triumphant exits under our guidance. With York Angels by your side, you’re not just securing an investment; you’re unlocking a partnership, a mentorship, and a roadmap to unparalleled success. Join us in sculpting the future of innovative business.

Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence Since 2008

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Dr. Annie Chawla

SECRETARY, LEGAL & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

Anna Smith

Managing Attorney

Matt Jones

Associate Attorney
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