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, Vancouver, Regina and Saskatoon. Members also have exclusive access to a members' 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.
Co-President Valhalla Angels Alberta
Mark is an international finance and technology professional with experience across five countries and three continents, including four years in China. Mark currently serves as the Alberta Co-President for Valhalla Angels where he works on all aspects of Valhalla’s investment activity including deal sourcing, fundraising, and investment execution. Additionally, Mark serves as a Director at Red Thread Ventures, a global angel syndicate, connecting capital to high growth ventures. Since June 2020, Mark has played a Principal role in investing over $5M across 16 early-stage businesses within the Valhalla and Red Thread ecosystems. He has directly assisted early-stage companies in raising more than $8M in private capital. Mark is also a GP at Weave VC, a seed stage venture capital firm.
Mark is fluent in Mandarin. He holds two master’s degrees (Ivey Business School, Esade Business School, Tsinghua University) with academic focuses in Economics, Finance, and International Management.
Co-President Valhalla Angels Alberta
Marco joined Valhalla in 2021 as Co-President of Valhalla Angels Alberta. Marco is a financial professional whose experience investing into the public markets started at the age of 12. Since then, he has been managing his own portfolio, with thorough due-diligence for the last 15 years, in addition to becoming an Angel investor himself for the last 5 years. Marco then decided to work for a Family Office managing over $300MM in assets, as a portfolio manager, where Marco made direct investments on behalf of the F/O, all while managing the portfolio and presenting each prospective investment to their board of directors. In 2019, Marco worked for an Alberta-based VC-backed fintech startup, called Dryrun, where they were able to provide him with a all encompassing operational role, where Marco sought to build their Business Development, it was soon thereafter that Marco transitioned to Red Thread Ventures, where him and his Partners have collectively invested $5MM in angel stage enterprises. Lastly, Marco is a general partner of a $10MM fund named Weave.
Edmonton Forum Information
If you would like more information on Valhalla Angels or to attend a forum: