The Supporters Fund is designed and managed to allow our organization to help support and grow with the startups…With our community of Angel & Accredited investors we are making a big push to invest in early stage businesses to help build a stronger path to growth and success for startups in Canada!
JEFFERY POTVIN, FOUNDER & COO
Jeffery Potvin, lifelong entrepreneur with a proven track record of building companies and reinventing existing businesses. Working with great startups to a list of great clients and employers over the years; Loblaw, Kaboose, Bayer, First National, Bvd. Founder and CEO of Hardboot Communications, a custom mobile web development shop and the driving force behind the Open People Network, an entrepreneurial community that help startups grow their businesses and achieve funding through their Xcelerator and Supporters Fund with a great support of Angel investors. Jeffery Potvin is an avid investor in multiple angel groups; York & GTAN Screening Committee Member.
ANGELO DEL DUCA, CEO
Active Angel Investor with multiple Angel Groups including a Board Member of the York Angel investors. Previously held positions as an Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA) delivering the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) program to SMEs in the downtown Toronto area and then transitioning to a Director in Ontario leading a Team of ITAs in delivering and managing a portfolio of $10Million per year to support SME growth initiatives. Co-funded a design company providing microelectronics expertise to established large companies wanting to create their next product offering. Acknowledged as Motorola’s official design resource for their North American customers.
FRANK AUDDINO, PRESIDENT
Frank spent over thirty years in Business Development producing top Sales with a career track record in delivering breakthrough revenue growth in Canadian, U.S. and international markets. Though he’s worked in senior roles with high-profile corporations such as Hachette, TC Transcontinental, Rupert Murdoch News Corporation, the Jim Pattison Group of Companies, and was a majority partner in a Rogers Media firm where he maximized shareholder value in divestiture of company to the Jim Pattison Group , it is the startups, SME’s and the businesses that are stagnant in growth and require funding that he revels in assisting. He is an active angel investor, past chair of Spark Angels , and sits on the membership and marketing committee with Angel Investors Ontario (AIO) and on the membership and marketing committees with the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO).
Our goal is to back founders with solid teams and strong business plans with a view to establishing a diverse portfolio of sustainable, long term investments with profitable exits. Our focus is on building shareholder value and realizing maximum returns for our investors by managing our fund in a disciplined manner, with a commitment to integrity, honesty and fairness in our reporting to stakeholders.
Term 1 Year
$50K Min Investment
3 Fund Directors
Why Invest With Us
Fund managers have invested their own savings, putting their money on the “same boat” as startups and investors. Hands-on, Passionate, Serial entrepreneurs with impeccable execution and years of Experience in business growth, Angel Investing in early stage companies, multiple exits, and 5 portfolio companies in just a few short months since the funds inception Nov 2017.
Overall Portfolio Diversification
Allocating into angel investments can increase returns while lowering volatility. 40% early stage and 60% established companies.
Returns and Upside Potential
Provides the opportunity to invest in innovation and to feel real ownership in the companies that you invest in. Every year, angel investments create thousands of revolutionary and life-changing technologies.
Investors are Startup Navigators
Angel investors have the chance to become involved with the companies themselves. Investors often take on strategic advisory roles, provide advice, or offer industry connections, among other things.
Current Investments of Managing Partners