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March Investor Meeting Highlights

March 22, 2019

On the first day of Spring this week we held our monthly Investor Meeting with 3 very different ventures. Excitement was generated with demonstrations of tangible products, including Chris Prendergast of Jamstack playing a rif through his attachable guitar amplifier - shown in the attached video.

 

 
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February Investor Meeting Highlights

February 22, 2019

Snapshots of the 3 ventures who presented this morning are included below. Deeper dives with company principals are also scheduled as noted - details of location and dial-in to be provided separately, or on request.

 

 
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NFL Commissioner presenting cheque

SWO Angels Investee, TopSpin Technologies, wins NFL’s First and Future prize

February 5, 2019

SWO Angels Investee and London-based, TopSpin Technologies (TopSpin), has been selected out of thousands of other competitors for the NHL's First and Future prize.

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January Investor Meeting Highlights

January 24, 2019

Snapshots of the 3 ventures who presented this morning are included below. Deeper dives with company principals are also scheduled as noted - details of location and dial-in to be provided separately, or on request.

 

 
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FreePoint Doubles Down On Industrial IoT Growth In Manufacturing

January 9, 2019

Recently, one of our members' portfolio investments, Freepoint Technologies, was in the news announcing their acquisition of local software developer CoreSolutions. I tapped Freepoint's CEO and SWO Angels member Paul Hogendoorn and asked him about what threads in the transaction tie back to SWO Angels. Interestingly, CoreSolutions' Director of Sales, Al Mackinnon, is also a SWO Angels member.
 
 
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December Investor Meeting Highlights

December 20, 2018

Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the city, SWO Angels' members were stirring, even their spouses. Angel portfolios were hung by chimneys with care, in hopes that successful exits soon would be theirs. Their founders, nestled all snug in their labs while visions of product-market fit danced in their heads.
 
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Celebrating 10 Years for SWO Angels!

December 17, 2018

As we approach the holidays and end of the year, I have been reflecting on this anniversary year in preparation for an upcoming AGM that precedes a members-only Holiday Party. Here are the notable achievements from the past 12 months:
 
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AIO Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception

December 14, 2018

Angel Investors Ontario (AIO) held their Annual General Meeting and annual Holiday Networking Reception this week in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York. As I wrote about separately, they also arranged for complementary VIP passes to the Toronto Global Forum, which is otherwise an invitation-only event.
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Toronto Global Forum's 2018 Conference

December 13, 2018

This week I participated, on a selective basis, in the Toronto Global Forum's 2018 conference (The Forum). The Forum is an organization that fosters dialogue on national and global issues, held under the auspices of the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA). IEFA organizes these annual summits to bring together heads of states, central bank governors, ministers and global economic decision makers. The Forum also offers exclusive opportunities for business meetings aimed at promoting partnerships among major Canadian and international corporations.
 
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Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Technology

Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Technology

December 11, 2018

Despite the season's first significant snowfall and very difficult driving conditions, about 100 people gathered on a wintery Thursday evening to hear from James Kelly, founder of FaithTech. His talk "Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Technology" was held at Voices.com, one of London's companies on this year's Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50 list. Deloitte also listed the London-based companies Diply and Arcane Digital and SWO Angels' investee Race Roster.

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