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The VPC Blog: Where Did Angel Investing Originate?

December 2, 2019

If you are like me you, you are curious about how things originated or made. Do you find yourself asking questions like – How did they do that? Where did it all begin? If you like me asked the question – Where did angel investing begin? when you first heard the term, please keep reading. …

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Kelowna’s reputation for tech is attracting angel investors as well as entrepreneurs

November 20, 2019

Kelowna is regularly touted as one of the best places to start a new business in Canada. There are entrepreneurial courses at Okanagan College and UBCO. Accelerate Kelowna and the Innovation Centre focus on the tech sector and there is a plethora of new business starting in all sectors. Kelowna is the centre of a …

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Congratulations to Startup Calgary On A Successful Innovation Week

November 20, 2019

Valhalla Private Capital was pleased to sponsor Innovation Week in Calgary A Summary by the Numbers: 10th year anniversary 1,200 attendees, a record crowd 20 company booths in Demo Alley 18 companies in Startup Job Showcase Congratulations to the Award Winners: FluroTech, People’s Choice Award Helm, The Alumni’s Choice Award Mikata Health, A100 One to …

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The VPC Blog: RST’s Thoughts On Our Journey To Our ASEAN Fund’s First Investment

November 19, 2019

Excuse the pop-culture “A-Team” allusion, but I love it when a plan comes together. The Valhalla Private Capital ASEAN Capital Fund has made first close of our CAD $25-million fund, and we have completed our first investment in a thriving, hyper-growth enterprise in Vietnam. Probably most exciting for me (and my Valhalla partners) was the …

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Keynote Randy Thompson of Valhalla Private Capital closes out the day at the Fraser Valley Tech Forum

November 8, 2019

Fraser Valley Tech Forum united startup enterpreneurs with tech resources The Fraser Valley Tech Forum featured an astounding array of speakers and vital information about tech startups at the Coast Chilliwack on Thursday. Just under 200 people attended the daylong event. Successful startup leaders rubbed shoulders with government, educators, tech influencers and community stakeholders. READ …

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Raising Capital: Tips for Life Sciences Companies from Angel Investors

November 4, 2019

On October 25, Health City and Valhalla Private Capital teamed up to bring Alberta-based life sciences companies the opportunity to learn more about raising capital. Attracting investors is often a daunting task for life sciences companies, an issue that both Health City and Valhalla are looking to alleviate.   The public event, which came together in partnership with Alberta Innovates …

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Valhalla Private Capital’s New Tradition, Hockey Jerseys

November 4, 2019

A small token of our appreciation. Our first recipients: Top left: Duy, a co-investor in 411 investmentTop right: Vy, 411 Bike Repair Founder and CEO  Bottom left: Ziad, Faz and Konstantin, participants in our Edmonton Life Sciences panelBottom right: Heather and Randy, of course we had to get some for our team too!

Valhalla Angels Kelowna Members Active in the Community

November 1, 2019

Accelerating Entrepreneurship @UBCO Message from @UBCO: The University of British Columbia Okanagan Studios put this wonderful video together to help us spread the word about our Entrepreneurship UBCO Accelerator mentoring program! If you’re an Okanagan-based recent alumni, researcher, undergrad, grad student, post doc or staff we can help you build entrepreneurship skills and launch your …

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2019 Alberta Budget commentary

October 25, 2019

TAX ALERT  |  October 25, 2019 On Oct. 24, 2019, Alberta’s President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, Travis Toews, delivered the province’s 2019 Budget. The budget preamble states the government’s commitment to job creation, the delivery of public services and the development of infrastructure to support private sector investments and a vibrant society. With …

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STARTUP CANADA AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2019 NATIONAL WINNERS

October 25, 2019

Startup Canada hosted the sixth annual national Startup Canada Awards at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! “The positive disruptive spirit and diversity of Canada’s entrepreneurial community have become the backbone of our economy and a key contributor to the nation’s prosperity,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “We are honoured …

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