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Investors: What level of involvement is the right level?

November 6, 2020

We’ve put our heads together at Valhalla Angels to summarize some of our top tips when it comes to attracting angel investors, with hints on what not to do.

Attracting Angel Investors: How To Do It and When

October 5, 2020

We’ve put our heads together at Valhalla Angels to summarize some of our top tips when it comes to attracting angel investors, with hints on what not to do.

Summer, A Season of Change at Valhalla Private Capital

August 10, 2020

With every season comes change, in summer we welcome longer days and warmer temperatures following a spring filled with new blossoms and rain. Just like the seasons of the year, companies also go through seasons of change. Valhalla like so many companies today, is in a season of change.  Over the course of the summer, …

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Valhalla Angels Over A Decade of Deals

August 3, 2020

NACO released their 2019 annual report on angel investing on July 30, “A Decade of Deals”, which is a very comprehensive report on angel investing activity.  NACO has tracked over a billion dollars in investment in the last 10 years of which $146.6 million has come from Western Canada driven by Valhalla Angels. In 2019, …

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How do I close a deal from a founder’s perspective?

July 10, 2020

So you just did the pitch of your life and the investors are lined up with their cheques! Now what? Our sponsors from Denton’s took us through the steps required to close a deal: Laying the Foundation Preparing for Due Diligence Negotiating the Term Sheet Closing the Deal This PRESENTATION is a great reference as …

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What are the benefits of joining an angel group?

June 19, 2020

More specifically what are the benefits of joining Valhalla Angels? We are committed to providing you with a valuable experience in an honest, transparent, respectful, and mutually beneficial environment. Member Benefits include: Quality deal flow: Most investment groups often carry out the early­stage investing process with very little attention to important formalities. In contrast, Valhalla Angels has …

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Is Angel Investing For Me?

June 15, 2020

Are you willing to take investment risk?    Are you a patient investor as it may take 5-8 years to return a profit? Do you have time to spend performing due diligence on the company? Can you lose your investment without impacting your lifestyle? Are you an accredited investor?  Did you answer yes most of …

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Big bets, safe bets or own the horse?

June 1, 2020

We were pleased to welcome two of Valhalla’s favorite deal junkies, Ziad Moukheiber CEO Boston Harbor Angels and Randy Thompson CEO Valhalla Private Capital.  Valhalla Angels’ members enjoyed an entertaining discussion on whether big bets, safe bets or owning the horse is their investment of choice? So many stories and nuggets of insight to capture …

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Cautious optimism and new deals ahead for Angel Investors

May 26, 2020

Angel investment is a key milestone for many startup entrepreneurs — that important moment when they can boost their company’s prospects with external validation, funding, and mentoring.  But like every aspect of modern business, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted angel investors, leaving many early-stage entrepreneurs wondering if there will still be that financial lifeline available to their emerging company?  …

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Partnerships and Collaborations

May 26, 2020

Join Valhalla’s Grant Lawrence as he discusses partnership, collaborations and investing in today’s environment with Jill Earthy and Mike Winerfield. Canada’s Podcast Hosted by Angie Barnard  A 3-person small-group podcast on the future of financing for businesses focusing on ‘partnerships’ and ‘collaborations’ vs traditional ‘loan’ lending. With special guests: Jill Earthy, CEO Women’s Enterprise Centre Jill …

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