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Ask An Angel – What is your investment criteria?

December 17, 2019

Our team is frequently asked “What do you look for in a company?” OR “How come you didn’t investment in my company?”  Each angel investor is unique in how or what they invest in based on their investment thesis, their areas of interest, their preferred deal structure and other variables We thought we would ask …

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VPCBlog || Money Follows Good Deals

December 16, 2019

 “Money follows good deals” although it sounds simplistic it truly summarizes which companies get funded. Recently, Edmonton’s G2V Optics raised $1.875 million from Alberta-based angel investors. G2V’s financing was led by a group of angel investors via Radar Endeavour Group including Valhalla Angels members and joined by Accelerate II Fund (managed by Yaletown Partners with the support of …

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Who Can Be An Angel Investor?

December 10, 2019

Simply stated you can become an angel investor if you are an accredited individual.   An accredited individual has: An annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 joint income for the last two years with expectations of earning the same or higher income in the current year OR A net worth exceeding $1 million either individually or jointly …

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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!