VA Angels

VA Angels

November 27, 2013 09:00 ET

Angel Investment Alive and Well in Canada

Four diverse new companies added to VA Angels' portfolio

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 27, 2013) - VA Angels, Canada's most active angel investing group, announces the addition of four new companies to their investment portfolio.

The four new additions to the VA Angels portfolio are diverse in nature, which is a reflection of VA Angels' desire to not pigeonhole themselves into a particular investing category. While all are technology related, they cover the spectrum of technology industries, from enterprise, to gaming tech, to biotech, and finally to oil and gas tech. Of the four new portfolio companies, 3 of the companies come from across the province of Alberta and one is based in BC. In addition to investing in 3 new portfolio companies, VA Angels have decided to invest in Innovative Trauma Care, a current portfolio company, for a second round of funding. The approximate investment total made by VA Angels into these Canadian startups is 1.3 million dollars.

"The four deals we have done over the last quarter are reflective of the quality of deals VA Angels is being presented with" says R. Stewart Thompson, Founder and CEO of VA Angels. "It is indicative of the health of the technology sector as a whole in Canada, and we cannot wait to see where it is going."

The four new portfolio companies are:

SIX Safety Systems: SIX Safety Systems delivers industry leading technologies, combined with a practical approach to human factors and change management to address the dynamic challenge of reducing fit for duty risk. They are passionate about reducing risk in the workplace and positively impacting their client's bottom line. Technology alone will not reduce the human and financial impact of drugs, alcohol and fatigue in the workplace. SIX Safety Systems' unique approach provides both an immediate impact on worker fit for duty risks and drives a cycle of continuous improvement.

Mobile Data Technologies: An oil & gas data acquisition & controls company, Mobile Data Technologies is a high growth technology company focused on bringing the most advanced and robust data acquisition and control products to the Oil and Gas Industry. Specializing in frac pumps, blenders, pressure trucks, N2 pumpers and hot oilers, MDT also has new products launching in 2013 for screw piling systems as well as coiled tubing units including a pipe fatigue tracking module. Mobile Data Technologies is proud to be named #22 on Alberta Venture Magazine's Fast Growth 50 list for 2013.

Sol Aero Med: SolAeroMed is a company dedicated to the development of novel therapeutic strategies to treat obstructive lung diseases. They aim to improve the quality and longevity of patients' lives. This goal is being realized through the generation of quality biopharmaceutical technologies that are developed with "outside-the-box" thinking. SolAeroMed aims to balance ethical and effective research and development with strategic partnering and a level of investment return to attract the resources required to develop our novel therapies.

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To learn more about VA Angels and their portfolio companies, or to enquire about membership or pitching to VA Angels click here.

About VA Angels

For the past ten years VA Angels, formerly VentureAlberta Forum, has supported entrepreneurship and investing around the globe. Investments have been made across Canada, in the US, the UK and Europe. In operation since June 2003, is one of the largest gatherings of angel investors in Western Canada with over 85 members and has chapters in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg. Since its inception, the members of VA Angels have done 57 deals for $28.3 million. @VA_Angels

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