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October 6, 2009 / Danny Robinson

Vancouver Angel Technology Network is Good!

I attended this month’s VANTEC Angel Network meeting today.  I’ve attended many of Mike’s events in the past, but today’s was different for some reason.  I don’t know what it was. I just felt much more productive, professional. Maybe it’s because Mike has increased the cost to the investors from $10 per session to $50 per session (or $300 for the year).  It’s still not a lot of money, but only serious investors will pay.  Maybe Angels are feeling more confident about the economy.  I like to think my rant about inappropriate public comments about the presentation style has something to do with it, but honestly I highly doubt anyone in the room had seen that post.

Anyway, kudos to Mike.  He’s providing a great service to our Startup and Investor community alike.  If you’re looking for money, I recommend VANTEC.  There’s no cost to present, but you need a sponsor (a current investor or advisor will do), and then you have to go through a selection process.

The companies that presented and are in the digital media space were:

  • Jostle.me – a collaborative Social intra-network to help employees communicate, collaborate and find hidden talent within their own organizations.
  • Ayogo – a company that can port video games to social networks and help monetize them.
  • Wireless Image – Very simple and cool way to advertise via people’s mobile phones.
  • TinySpeck – This company didn’t actually present, but Stewart Butterfield (founder of Flickr.com, which was originally started in Vancouver) was in attendance to sponsor  Michael Fergusson’s Ayogo.  In the process, he mentioned the name of his new Startup and thought you might want to check it out.

If you’re interested in learning more about investing in Digital Media, check out my previous posts. More to come!

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