Karen Grant has been instrumental in planning and launching Toronto Angel Group in 2001, Northern Ontario Angels in 2005 and Angel One Investor Network in 2011. She is a Board Director of Northern Ontario Angels and Angel One Network, two of the top performing angel groups in Canada. She is also board chair of Cinnos Mission Critical Incorporated and a director of Vida Fresh Air Corp. Karen is an entrepreneur, company director and mentor. She has founded companies, launched investment funds and has worked in the commercialization field with FedNor, FedDev, Ontario Centres of Excellence and universities around Ontario. Earlier in her career she led and grew the Toronto Venture Group, a not-for-profit organization with the mandate to “bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and capital” working with most of the venture capital firms in Canada and hundreds of companies that were seeking capital. Karen’s corporate experience includes 12 years with IBM Canada where she had roles in sales, marketing and communications.