JONES DesLauriers Blevins (JDB) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Maple Leaf Angels Corporation (MLA) and MLA48, MLA’s angel investment fund. MLA, a network of experienced entrepreneurs and investors, offers coaching, mentorship, networking opportunities and access to capital for seed and early-stage technology companies in the information, communication and entertainment sector. MLA48 is Canada’s first angel investment fund committed to making investment decisions within 48 hours.

JDB’s Startups Team, led by Robert Jones and Frank Shahrokhi, specialize in working with startups of every size and understand the current and future challenges you face. The JDB team explores the entire spectrum of your benefits needs and designs a package your startup company can be proud of. “Attracting and retaining the right kind of talent is critical in today’s competitive startups environment. Failing to deliver the benefits employees expect could limit your ability to scale effectively and meet business objectives,” said Frank Shahrokhi, Executive VP of Startup Benefits by JONES DesLauriers Blevins. “From the moment you speak to a JDB benefits consultant, you have an objective adviser in your corner.”

“We’re very pleased to be working with JDB and their stellar Startups Team,” said Brandon Corman, Managing Director of MLA. “JDB stands out from other benefits consultants because of their focus on the startup community and their attention to detail. JDB removes the burden of benefits administration; the feedback from startup employees regarding their support has always been excellent. They have partnered with us so that we can provide our group of startups with top notch benefits plans at costs that make sense for the businesses.”

About Maple Leaf Angels

Established in 2007, Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) is a not-for-profit membership organization. Its mandate is to connect accredited investors and the brightest, most passionate entrepreneurs in a stream-lined process within the larger entrepreneurial eco-system. Maple Leaf Angels’ members are a group of high net worth private individuals who invest in seed and early-stage technology companies. While investments are made individually, MLA members enjoy the benefit of best practices and the collective knowledge and networks of the group.

About JONES DesLauriers Blevins

JONES DesLauriers Blevins was founded in February, 1988 and has enjoyed continuous growth since its inception. The JONES DesLauriers Blevins staff is a strong team of professionals that are client focused and passionate about their work. We are experienced underwriters, human resources professionals, insurance sales and service representatives, and benefits administrators who are cross-trained to ensure exceptional customer service.


For more information, please contact:

Frank Shahrokhi

Executive VP, Startup Benefits by JONES DesLauriers Blevins



Brandon Corman

Managing Director, Maple Leaf Angels