Edmonton Chapter

Welcome to the Valhalla Angels Edmonton Chapter!

Valhalla Angels is an investor only membership group committed to supporting the startup ecosystem through early stage angel investing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and across the globe.

The Edmonton chapter is one of the cornerstone chapters having hosted forums in Alberta’s capital city for the last 15 years. Today, our membership grows each month, 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.

Each month Edmonton members have the opportunity to hear up to 4 – 10-minute company pitches followed by a question and answer session. In addition, each forum gives the investor members, sponsor representatives, presenting companies, and invited guests the opportunity to network and discuss the deals.

As a member of Valhalla Angels you are invited to attend forums in any of our chapter cities including Calgary, 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.

Interested in learning more about the Edmonton chapter?  Want to attend an upcoming angel investment forum?  Want to pitch at an upcoming forum?  See the links below.

The Edmonton Based Team


Kristina Milke
Valhalla Angels President & Co-Founder Valhalla Private Capital

Active angel investor & A100 member, supporter of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by both mentoring and participating on the Board of Advisors with Venture Mentoring Services, a world-renowned program with a local branch operating at the University of Alberta. Kristina is also on the Board of Directors of NACO whose mandate is to help professionalize and grow Angel investment in Canada.


Heather Pontikes
Marketing Director & Co-Founder Valhalla Private Capital

A champion of the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the past 10 years, leveraging expertise gained during her 15-year career at a multinational consumer products company, where responsibilities included positions in manufacturing, operations, sales, marketing & customer service in both the US & Canada. In addition, Heather has held several board positions for non-profit & community organizations.


Sandra Spencer
Deal Flow Director

Sandra has worked in innovation for 10+ years and is the Deal Flow Director with Valhalla Angels, supporting entrepreneurs through intake, screening, and forum processes. In addition, she runs her company Nimble Strategizing, coaching and delivering programs to startups as well as manages the UAlberta Health Accelerator supporting commercialization of heath technologies.


Ryan Heit
Co-Founder Valhalla Private Captial

Ryan is an entrepreneur with three companies that he co-founded and is still involved in. He has a background in operations, biotechnology, equity investing, and business development.
Ryan shares his passion for the startup ecosystem as deal flow
director for Valhalla Angels where he screens and advises applicant companies. He holds an MSc in Experimental Oncology and an MBA.

Edmonton Based Porfolio Companies

Edmonton Forum Information

If you would like more information on Valhalla Angels or to attend a forum:

Inquire to Become a Valhalla Angels Member

Present at a Valhalla Angels Forum

General Inquires or to Attend a Forum

Edmonton Chapter Members

  • Sebastian Amyotte
  • Kieley Beaudry
  • Steve Beaudry
  • Mark Benning
  • Tara Benson
  • Todd Carson
  • Debra Cerny
  • Peter Cherewyk
  • Chase Christianson
  • Michael Cohen
  • Lindsay Dodd
  • Kashmir Gil
  • John Graham
  • Eric Green
  • Michele Hecken
  • Ryan Heit
  • Shaheel Hooda
  • Steven Kim
  • Patrick Leonard
  • Ian MacGillivray
  • Sarat Maharaj
  • Cody Marson
  • Davis McGregor
  • Kristina Milke
  • Craig Milne
  • Ian Murray
  • John Pinsent
  • Heather Pontikes
  • Sandra Spencer
  • Zack Storms
  • Jonathan Sturgeon
  • Keren Tang

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