Who Are We?

We are a not-for-profit organization

Spark Angel Network is a group of individual investors whose aim is to build economic growth and sustainability within Durham and Northumberland. As successful individuals, the members have come together to provide private equity investment to early-stage technology and innovative businesses.

Our Goal

The Spark Angel Network’s goal is to provide the financial 'spark' and to act as a supportive linkage between local entrepreneurs, seeking early and mid-stage capital, and investors with a commitment to the economic development of the Region and to the entrepreneurial spirit within our community.

We are committed to providing quality investment support and coaching to market-ready companies, thereby ensuring they have the best opportunity for growth and expansion in their industry.

Our Vision

The Spark Angel Network’s vision is to become “Durham & Northumberland’s Angels” for members seeking superior financial returns from innovative, emerging technology firms and those who want to participate in a creative and interesting local organization that respects and practices high ethical standards.

Strategic Partners

Spark Angels Network is a not-for-profit organization that is supported by the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

Board of Directors

Malcolm MacTaggart
Executive Director
Vince Bulbrook
Chair & Treasurer
Chris Nikiforuk
Jeff Champagne
Patrick Doyle
Barry Mount

NDA & Non-Solicitation

The focus of the Spark Angel Network is to facilitate potential investment deals and the forum for these deals is facilitated through our monthly breakfasts. These breakfasts are not networking events. Attendance is by invitation only and RSVP is required. Members must sign an Non-Disclosure Agreement and adhere to our strict non-solicitation policy.

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

Due to the nature of our investment meetings and the disclosure of material that is presented, all members (accredited investors, associates, supporters) and their guests, are required to sign a NDA.


Non-Solicitation Policy

Members are not to be openly solicited for business during Spark Angel Network meetings and events.

This means that:

Strict adherence to these guidelines will provide a comfortable, professional and pleasant environment for all in attendance.

Spark has brought together an elite group of experienced business people from all areas of business with the skills and the inclination to support a place for innovation and ideas.

Robert Killin
CEO, SmartDesk

A colleague invited me to a meeting and then I attended a couple of more meetings to get an idea of how the meetings ran and what the organization was all about. It peeked my interest and I liked the fact that there was this forum that was willing to help out new and up and coming entrepreneurs from both a financial and an experience aspect.

Clyde Catton
Tax Partner, BDO Canada

Spark Angels uniquely provides companies across the Durham Region with private equity funding or mentoring, to help scale their business. Executive Director, Malcolm MacTaggart, has a special vision ‘to change Durham’s economy from metal bashing to knowledge-based’. The Spark Angel Network is doing a great job at helping to create jobs in the Durham Region, and building Durham’s economy.

MP Mark Holland
City of Ajax

The Spark Angel network gives students the opportunity to experience first-hand the world of Angel Investing. Executive Director, Malcolm MacTaggart is passionate about giving students in the Durham Region the opportunity to gain workplace-based learning, which we value here at Trent University Durham GTA.

Hailey Wright
Manager, Community Relations and Articulation, Trent University Durham GTA

We found the entire process professional, well-organized and efficient and we received not only investment, but valuable business advice from our Angel.

Raymond Luk
Founder and CEO of Hockeystick.co Inc.

The Spark Angels group has made a difference in our community in many ways. They have brought together a local like-minded business people who care about the community, business, and the growth of the economy. This has, in turn, created friendships. And opportunities for fellow entrepreneurs.

Stephen Barry
Fairall Properties Ltd.

Our Strategic Partners