VA Angels is a group of accredited investors, mainly former entrepreneurs that invest in early stage “Dragons’ Den” opportunities..

Why would these investors do this? Because they understand what it takes to move an idea to a business as an investment opportunity. In fact, almost 130 members of VA Angels invest on four checkpoints:

  • The opportunity has a high probability of being sold for more than four times the capital placed into the company
  • The company solves a problem and the solution can be protected
  • The opportunity is a global one, not just a local Alberta company
  • There is a path to revenues or a large first customer already in place

Over the last thirteen years, this group has invested in 138+ startup companies, gaining returns in nine of these companies with over 70% still in business.