Become a Member
Join our angel investing community and get membership privileges with two national angel organizations.
Join a community of 100+ active angel investors
Monthly investor meetings with presentations from 10-15 vetted early-stage companies followed by online and in person networking
Bring an accredited investor guest free of charge
Partner on deal screening and due diligence
Active Investor Member Community on Slack
Sponsor start-ups for presentations at VANTEC
Monthly newsletter with vetted investment opportunities
Access to all videos of pitches, industry trend presentations and panel discussions
Access to member only investor information
Investor workshops at reduced rates
Includes NACO and ACA membership
Full membership* is $600 and includes free access to 11 investor meetings for you and a guest who is considering joining VANTEC. Every meeting we present 7-10 early stage companies and 3-4 later stage companies. Some of our investor meetings are themed+ and start with presentations and panel discussions. The VANTEC Newsletter provides updates on investor events and workshops at member rates. We record all presentations and pitches on video for viewing on demand in case you missed a meeting, or want to review a pitch.
+Themed investor meetings include Health & Life sciences, Agtech Foodtech & Cleantech, Meet the Accelerators and Their Best, and At The Edge of IT, IoT, AR/VR, AI/ML.
Online membership is $300 and includes free access to the videos of the 11 investor meetings and is ideal for out of town investors who want to see who pitched, access the investor package on GUST and have an conversation with companies that piqued their interest. Online members can also attend a VANTEC meeting for a drop in fee of $75.
To apply for membership at VANTEC, please create your Gust profile. After your membership has been set up you will be able to access the confidential deal information that is provided to our investors.
Angel Investing Requirements
You must be an accredited** angel investors or an investors in an accredited angel funds to become a VANTEC member.
**Accredited investors are individuals with an annual income of at least $200K (or $300K household income) or a net worth, excluding residence, of $1 million. See BC Securities Regulations for exact definition of Accredited Investor.
Most angel investment opportunities presented at VANTEC qualify for a 30% EBC tax credit.
Angel investments benefit from a $800,000 lifetime capital gain exemption.
Attend a Meeting
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday afternoon 3.30-6.45 PM of each month, except in August. VANTEC meetings present vetted early and later seed stage investment opportunities to angel investors. It is also a great way to stay abreast of the latest investment opportunities, meet fellow angel investors, share information about opportunities, deals, due diligence and follow-on rounds.
Our Meeting Agenda:
3.30-4.00 Pre-presentation networking
4.00-4.15 Community Announcements (90 seconds)
Updates (90 seconds, up to 4)
Preview Pitches (90 seconds each, up to 10 )
Full Presentations (15 minutes each, up to 4)
5.30-6.45 Networking Reception
We will serve light snacks, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks
Our meetings are private and restricted to members and their guests. You don't need a VANTEC membership. It is only $75 to attend. There is no charge to members’ guests.
Are you considering to become and angel investor and want to attend one of our meetings?
Become a Sponsor
By sponsoring VANTEC you are helping to grow the angel community and angel investments in early-stage companies in BC. Your sponsorship helps us to cover the costs of the monthly meetings.
Benefits of Sponsorship
We are always interested to explore new sponsorship opportunities and will work with you to create value from your investment.
Listing and profile on our site, newsletter
Listing in our email newsletter
Promotion of your services at every VANTEC meeting
Publication of sponsored articles
Free admission to VANTEC meetings for your team.
Invite investors and
entrepreneurs to your events
Title sponsor of a co-hosted event
Judge at the VANTEC Pre-screening
Judge at the VANTEC Pitch Circuit
Any other initiative we develop together
Volunteer at VANTEC
Want to get plugged into the world of start-ups and angel investing? Join us as a volunteer to help promote and host our events. Hone your digital marketing skills, help us organize pitch sessions, angel investing workshops and grow the impact that angel investing has in our community.
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