NACO, the National champion of Canada’s angel investing community, and BDC announced the winner of the “Canadian Angel of the Year Award” was given to Randall Howard. This prestigious award is given to a Canadian who made a “significant contribution” to the development of the Canadian Angel ecosystem between June 1, 2012 and May 30, 2014.
Randall Howard, is described as “a senior serial technology executive,” is a partner in Verdexus and CEO of Middlebrook Corp. Howard has invested and mentored over 20 early-stage companies, mainly in Waterloo.
Jérôme Nycz, Executive Vice President of BDC Capital, said, “BDC Capital is proud to once again take part in the NACO Summit and honor those who contribute to the growth and development of Angel investing in Canada, through a combination of investment, mentorship and leadership within their local ecosystem. It is by collaborating and co-investing with strategic players, like angel investors, that we are able to help Canadian start-ups grow into successful businesses that can compete globally and create wealth here in Canada.”
On his website, Howard notes that, “Now an investor and active in the social sector, I started my career as a technologist building innovative products, moving on to building innovative companies based on technology. The common theme is a passion for working with great people to harness the power of technology to transform. Today, applying many of the same technologically-driven entrepreneurial approaches to the social sector holds exciting promise.”