About Valhalla Angels
One of Canada’s leading angel investment groups since 2003.
Valhalla Angels is an investor only membership group committed to supporting the startup ecosystem through early stage angel investing.
*as of September 30, 2019
Valhalla Angels brings founders and investors together.
Today, our membership continues to grow, bringing a diverse group of investors together, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are looking to diversify their investment portfolio while supporting the startup ecosystem.
Our Story: Valhalla Angels and Valhalla Private Capital
Valhalla Private Capital, a full-service corporate finance firm, started with a single city angel investor group, Valhalla Angels, in 2003 and has grown organically to meet the entire lifecycle needs of both businesses and investors across the globe.
The Valhalla mission is all about inviting all people who care about their local business climate into the private capital ecosystem, giving them the tools and opportunities to participate successfully in both investing or building some great companies. At Valhalla, we believe a more sophisticated approach exists through our full suite of capital options coupled with education, training and advisory services operating under a five-pillar business model, where Valhalla Angels represents a key business pillar, angel investing.
Valhalla Angels is a community of Canada’s top angel investors. We have formed a diligent screening process to ensure that you see only the best deals at our forum. We provide constructive guidance to all startups that apply and to those that pitch to our members, as we wish to see our innovative communities grow and succeed. In addition, membership provides an excellent networking opportunity with other like minded investors as well as education and support for those new to angel investing.
Today, the Valhalla Angels membership continues to grow, bringing a diverse group of investors together, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are looking to diversify their investment portfolio while supporting he start-up ecosystem.
Thank you for the recognition
We have been honoured to be the recipient of several awards over the last few years.
Our founder, R. Stewart Thompson, has personally invested in 70 start-up companies and oversees direct investing of 125 members and 5 funds under management for a total of over $60 million in deployed capital. For these efforts, Mr. Thompson was named The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) 2018 Canadian Angel of the Year and was awarded Startup Canada’s investor of the year for 2015.
In 2019, Derrick Hunter, CEO of Bluesky Equities, Valhalla Angels long standing member and one of the most active early-stage capital investors in Alberta, was named the NACO Canadian Angel of the Year.
In addition, Valhalla Private Capital was Named Top Entrepreneur Supporter for the Prairies 2019 by Startup Canada, in recognition of our efforts in driving impact in the startup community.
"It is humbling to be recognized for doing what you love, supporting the startup community." Valhalla Private Capital Co-Founder
Valhalla Angels has four chapters
As a member of Valhalla Angels you are invited to attend forums in any of our chapter cities Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Vancouver. Members also have exclusive access to a member’s only platform that provides access to all deals, the ability to share due diligence materials and the ability to interact with other members and the entrepreneur.
Click on the chapter links below.