BC’s top 14 angel investors—according to HardBacon's 2021 ranking

Only two women included across the Canada-wide ranking of the 'Top 36 Angel Investors', surely a sign that more effort and deeper research is needed to produce a more representative list.

Hardbacon, the personal finance application used by more than 30,000 Canadians, released its ranking of the top 36 angel investors in Canada. 14 British Columbians made the list.

“There are people that present themselves as angel investors in Canada, but only a few of those actually make deals. And even fewer make 5 deals or more, which all the angel investors in our list have made,” said Hardbacon CEO Julien Brault. To establish the top 36 ranking, Hardbacon looked at various factors including number of deals, deal sizes, number of exits and career highlights.

Curiously, no BC women made the list and only two across all of Canada, which doesn’t seem quite right to me. Readers, who do you think belongs on this list? Tell me at william@vantechjournal.com.

The BC investors that HardBacon recognized, who reside primarily in Vancouver and Victoria, include:

Andrew Wilkinson is co-founder of Tiny Capital.

  • His notable investments include Letter, Pitch, Checkfront, Kiind.me and MediaCore.

  • (Note: Andrew Wilkinson owns Overstory Media Group, Vancouver Tech Journal’s parent organization).

Boris Wertz is founding partner of Version One Ventures

  • His notable investments include Abstract, Ada Support, Booster Fuels, Clio, Coinbase, Figure1, Jobber, Nexus Mutual, Shippo, Top Hat, Uniswap and Wattpad.

David Arnsdorf was a founder of Neverblue and is now managing partner of Landmark Investment Group.

  • His notable investments include Allocadia, CareGuide, CheckFront and Social Nature. 

David Tedman was a co-founder of Invoke, Hootsuite and Foodee.

  • His notable investments include Hack Capital, FutureEngine, Hazel and Koho Financial.

Lance Priebe is founder of Hyper Hippo, RocketSnail, Club Penguin, and OOMM Board Games.

  • His notable investments include Two Hat Security, PLAYR.gg and WTFast. 

Lance Tracey is president of Lanebury Growth Capital.

  • His notable investments include Grow, TaloFlow and ShareShed.

Markus Frind founded and sold Plenty of Fish and is now building Frind Estate Beach Winery.

  • His notable investments includes Symend, Cymax, Tastyry and Grow.

Matt Mickiewicz is CRO at Unstoppable Domains and co-founder of Flippa and SitePoint.com.

  • His notable investments include  Gusto, Appcues, Stronghold and Incredible Health.

Mike Edwards is CEO of Pioneer Media,  Argo Blockchain, Creative Labs Management, and Mobio Technologies.

  • His notable investments include Foodee, Wantering and Artsicle. 

Paul Geyer is CEO of Discovery Parks and Nimbus Synergies.

  • His notable investments include Stoko Design, Blue Mesa Health, Arbutus Medical and Wealthbar.

Rasool Rayani was a founding partner at Metalogix Software and is president of Heart Pharmacy Group.

  • His notable investments include Allocadia, Defined, CareGuide, Checkfront and Social Nature.

Ross Beaty founded Pan American Silver Corporation.

  • His notable investments include K92 Mining, Lumina Gold, Osino Resources, North Arrow Mining and Luminex Resources.

Ryan Holmes co-founded Hootsuite.

  • His notable investments include SoleSavvy, Gusto, Klue and Procurify. 

Stewart Butterfield founded Slack.

  • His notable investments include Etsy, Cozy and Carta.

Hardbacon’s 2021 Canadian Angel Investors Ranking, including the complete list of angel investors, can be found in more detail on Hardbacon’s blog.

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