Anges Québec marks a milestone:
Nicolas Darveau-Garneau becomes the 100th member!
Quebec City, May 8, 2012 – Anges Québec marked a major milestone with its 100e member, Nicolas Darveau-Garneau, Managing Director of Google Québec. A seasoned entrepreneur and experienced investor, he worked 15 years in the US and was a member of two California Angel investment groups before returning to Québec, where he is now building Google’s market with companies here.
With his solid professional background, the scope of his entrepreneurial expertise and his focus on helping innovative Québec companies, Mr. Darveau-Garneau is a very typical representative of the network. Anges Québec members are experiencedentrepreneurs who, having attained financial success, have chosen to invest their time and money in start-ups or in expanding innovation-sector companies. As François Gilbert, President and CEO of Anges Québec, pointed out, ”Our members do an outstanding job and play a vital role helping innovative Québec companies take their place in the international market. Angel investors use their expertise, their broad network of contacts and the financial leverage indispensable to growth to help these companies shift into high gear.”
The average investment per project to date is $400,000, generally made by a group of eight members. In the past year, Anges Québec members invested in some ten business projects, primarily in the area of information technologies and communications, industrial technologies and life sciences. ”The network is constantly growing and I’m impressed by the quality and the calibre of our members, who choose to invest financially and personally to make a difference for companies here in Québec. These dedicated individuals and successful entrepreneurs, who have chosen to encourage innovation and innovative people, are what makes our network so strong,” added Magaly Charbonneau, the Anges Québec investor in charge of member recruitment.
Anges Québec is always looking for quality investors who want to join one of its three investment groups in Montreal, Quebec City or Sherbrooke. Every year, the network presents members with about forty interesting business opportunities in its meetings, covering four projects per meeting. Each member is responsible for his or her investment decisions and chooses projects based on personal objectives. For details on admission criteria and on how the group operates, go to www.angesquebec.com or contactMagaly Charbonneau, Head of Member Recruitment.
Anges Québec is a network of 100 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches innovative Québec enterprises with high growth potential. Anges Québec members invest their capital and expertise in the most promising start-up companies. In this capacity, Anges Québec works closely with a number of Québec leaders in the development and growth of technological innovations.
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