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‘Meetings are broken’ and Edmonton startup hopes artificial intelligence will fix them

June 15, 2018

Testfire Labs, a company within Valhalla Angels’ investment group portfolio is innovating with AI in creative ways. Their latest? To fix the inefficiencies and accountability issues with meetings.

Read the full article on the Edmonton Journal Website.

On March 1st, Testfire Labs announced the completion of it’s seed round receiving funding from Accelerate Fund II, managed by Yaletown Captial. Read more on the Testfire Labs seed round on our Portfolio Company Coverage news section.



Press Release: Valhalla’s Vario Ventures Supported Acquisition of WORKShift to KPMG Canada

June 6, 2018

Valhalla’s Vario Ventures supported the acquisition and valuation of WORKshift. Calgary Economic Development has transitioned the program to KPMG’s People and Change Practice.

“Every business is unique, but small and medium companies face specific challenges in valuing their business. Vario appreciates the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs and share the risk of closing a successful transaction.” Danny Way, CEO for Vario Ventures.

Read the full article on the Calgary Economic Development website.


Press Release – Valhalla Private Capital newest Action Calgary Partner

May 29, 2018

Valhalla Private Capital is Calgary’s newest Action Calgary Partner.

In the press release by Calgary Economic Development released on May 31, 2018, Rod Brown of Valhalla Private Capital stated, “The Action Calgary partnership program is a natural fit for Valhalla Private Capital…In part because of our work with tech companies and the natural alignment with Startup Calgary, but overall because we want to strengthen our commitment to being a part of a thriving innovation ecosystem here in Calgary from cradle to exit.”

Download and read the full press release by Calgary Economic Development here..


Focus on Leadership | Valhalla links investors with entrepreneurs

Calgary isn’t Silicon Valley.

And that’s just fine for the chief executive officer of one Canada’s leading and most innovative private capital investment firms that brings together entrepreneurs with bright ideas and investors seeking the next big thing.

But it’s not about finding the Apples and Googles of tomorrow — “though that would be great,” says R. Stewart (Randy) Thompson, CEO and chairman of Valhalla Private Capital based in Calgary.

Read the full article on the Calgary Economic Development website.


Join us for the Annual Valhalla Private Capital Angels UnConference

March 28, 2018

The annual Angels UnConference is a chance to network with other Angel Investors from across Western Canada as well as discuss the leading topics and trends in Angel Investing. The UnConference is perfect for both new and experienced angel investors.

Register for the annual Angels UnConference on Eventbrite

Book your hotel at the Banff Centre.

For more information on the event, please download our information sheet.


Testfire Labs completes seed round

March 1, 2018

We are excited to announce we officially completed our seed round. Testfire Labs will be the 4th recipient (2nd in Edmonton) to receive funding from Accelerate Fund II, managed by Yaletown Captial.

This round of funding is a major stepping stone towards bringing Hendrix to market, and we are proud to do our part in the innovation ecosystem in Canada. The funding will help Testfire Labs scale up our team and allow the company to accelerate our go-to-market strategy.

It takes a village to raise a startup. Thanks to our partners: BDC, Alberta Innovates, IRAP, Startup Edmonton, VA Angels, EEDC, & Yaletown Captial.

To our beta customers, thank you for the support and feedback of your experiences with Hendrix; with your continued usage, we are working to increase Hendrix’s usability and value.