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Incoming nominations for our Angel of the Year category have reminded us that that we didn’t report who was this year’s recipient of the Angel Forum’s Angel of the Year award.
The 2014 BC Angel Investor of the Year was awarded at the 36th Angel Forum and it went to Shafin Diamond Tejani of Victory Square Labs.
Shafin is in good company with past winners of the award including Mike Volker, Boris Wertz, and Mike Edwards.
Shafin launched his first company, an online dating website, from his university dorm room at the age of 19. Since then, he’s launched over 40 startups, in 21 different countries, employing over 350 people and generating over $100 million in annual revenues.
His most recent success, Victory Square Labs, is a startup accelerator that provides funding, mentorship and resources to startups in the web, mobile, gaming and film spaces. With a special focus on funding socially responsible companies, international startups and female founders.
Look out for big things from Shafin in 2015. Word on the street is that he’ll be stepping up his involvement with Launch Academy’s Ray Walia (currently a Launch Academy mentor) and partnering with Walia on some new investment vehicles in the new year.