DEC connects investors with technology developers and entrepreneurs. We match private investors and SME investment funds access to high potential business plans that are pre-screened by our local partners and us.
We attract technology developers and entrepreneurs through our website, newsletter, events and our partners. We work with the entrepreneurs in our network and prepare them for matchmaking. We have a diverse and attractive portfolio of finance ready businesses in various sectors that require investments between CDN $10,000 and CDN $10 million. Successful matches pay a DEC Endowment Fee to help support financially sustainable, long term programs and services.
Are you interested in financing an emerging market SME? Our experienced and dedicated matchmaking team offers personalised matchmaking services between entrepreneurs and investors. We can provide investors with a portfolio of finance ready businesses in emerging markets, tailored to investors’ personal interests and preferences. We adapt our services to your needs. Investors are treated discretely, and are only introduced to propositions that meet their preferences.
DEC offers training modules for investors, composed together with business angels that draw from their own experiences. This training is targeted at investors who have an interest in decentralised energy businesses and who want to improve in-house capabilities for evaluating the technical, economic and environmental merits of DE projects. We have the strongest team of DE trainers in Canada and the testimonials reflect the high caliber of trainers and module design.
DEC works in partnership with the VA Angels, one of Canada’s leading angel investment groups. They have member locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Phoenix and Winnipeg. Since 2003 they have done 100 deals worth $35 million and are one of the most active angel groups in Canada. - See more at: http://www.vaangels.com/#sthash.B4TnKeNu.dpuf
DEC members receive discounts for VA Angels Training and Dealflow Support.For Entrepreneurs
VA Angels provide a variety of services from our Bootcamps, to Deal Screenings, along with our Investor Forums that will help you develop both your company and entrepreneurial skills. Contact DEC to learn about how VA Angels can provide you with access to capital, effective process management, experience, and contacts.For Investors
VA Angels membership consists of accredited high net worth individuals who are interested in angel investments and individuals with experience in building out early stage companies. Contact DEC to learn about joining this group.
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