Resources

ACA

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is a North American professional alliance of angel groups. This association brings together many of the 330 angel organizations in the United States and Canada to share best practices, network, and help develop data about the field of angel investing. The ACA is not a direct investor in entrepreneurial companies, nor does ACA review business plans and/or refer them to our member groups. www.angelcapitaleducation.org

CVCA

The CVCA, Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, represents the majority of private equity companies in Canada, with over 1500 members. CVCA members have over $65 billion in capital under management, in three distinct segments: buyouts, mezzanine and venture capital. The CVCA is a leading source for advocacy, networking, information and professional development for venture capital and private equity professionals. www.cvca.ca

EVCA

The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) is a member-based, non-profit trade association which was established in 1983 and is based in Brussels. EVCA represents, promotes and protects the interests of the European private equity and venture capital industry. With over 1,200 members in Europe, EVCA’s role includes representing the interests of the industry to regulators and standard setters; developing professional standards; providing industry research; professional development and forums, facilitating interaction between its members and key industry participants including institutional investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and academics. EVCA’s activities cover the whole range of private equity, from venture capital (seed, start-up and development capital), to buyouts and buyins. www.evca.eu

Government of Ontario Careers

Visit the Ontario Public Service (OPS) Careers, the Government of Ontario’s employment website: www.gojobs.gov.on.ca

Industry Resources

Glossary of Industry Terms (PDF 583 KB)

Ministry of Research and Innovation

The Ministry of Research and Innovation supports research, commercialization and innovation taking place across Ontario through a range of programs and services like the Ontario Research Fund, Innovation Demonstration Fund and Ontario Venture Capital Fund. www.ontario.ca/innovation

NACO

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) is a not-for-profit industry organization representing Angel capital throughout Canada. NACO promotes a vibrant Angel community and culture in Canada through the development of formal Angel investor groups, best practices education and mentoring programs, and the formation of collaboration and co-investment mechanisms to encourage an efficient risk capital market in Canada. The NACO’s mission is to increase the quantity, quality, and success of Angel investments in Canada, thus creating a greater pool of capital for innovative start-up companies. www.nacocanada.com

NVCA

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is the premier trade association that represents the U.S. venture capital industry. It is a member-based organization, consisting of venture capital firms that manage pools of risk equity capital dedicated to be invested in high growth, entrepreneurial companies. NVCA’s mission is to foster greater understanding of the importance of venture capital to the U.S. economy, and support entrepreneurial activity and innovation. The NVCA represents the public policy interests of the venture capital community, strives to maintain high professional standards, provides reliable industry data, sponsors professional development, and facilitates interaction among its members. www.nvca.org

Ontario Venture Capital Fund (OVCF) Fund Finder

The Ontario Venture Capital Fund (OVCF) Fund Finder will help you identify a list of venture capital funds that might be right for you:  http://ovcf.com/FundFinder/FundFinder/tabid/78/Default.aspx