Are Investors Still Writing Cheques?

April 29, 2020

Are investors still writing cheques? The answer is YES.  Valhalla Angels held a member only conversation yesterday (April 28) on the subject of “What makes you want to write a cheque in this environment?”  Investors are looking for: Good DealsCompanies that are steady as she goesCompanies that are resilient A quick impromptu poll took place …

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Grant Lawrence on Vancouver Podcast with Angela Barnard

March 25, 2020

“Canada’s Podcast interviews entrepreneurs and business leaders in Canada to keep them informed on what’s going on throughout the country and globally, enabling everyone to connect and network with all our guests. Each episode interviews a unique Canadian entrepreneur from each city and provides both a national and international platform for them to discuss their business and journey. Grant and Angela …

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Celebrating Women in the Private Capital Ecosystem

March 8, 2020

March is Women’s History Month and we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate all women and the achievements of several women in the private capital ecosystem. Did You Know: The celebration of International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering held in 1911 supported by over a …

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Adam Ludgate Hosts Randy Thompson on the Leaders,Innovators & Big Ideas Podcast

February 18, 2020

The Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast is supported by Rainforest Alberta highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta. In the latest podcast Adam and Randy discuss raising capital through angel investment, how Valhalla Private Capital & Old Kent Road Financial came to be plus Randy’s love of soccer. …

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Is Angel Investing For Me?

January 26, 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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Discover Why Edmonton, Alberta Is One Of Canada’s Hottest Destinations

January 10, 2020

Greart article from Sandra MacGregor in Forbes on Edmonton Some insight into one of Valhalla Angels Chapter Cities Something exciting has been happening in the Western Canadian city of Edmonton over the last few years. Previously, in the belief that the city’s cultural, scenic and foodie attractions weren’t quite up to snuff, Alberta’s capital city …

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How to become an angel investor in Edmonton

January 3, 2020

Thank you Michelle Ferguson of Innovate Edmonton for this great article A new initiative is encouraging first-time angel investors to get involved in the technology sector. The Start-Up TNT Investment Summit brings together 20 to 30 investors, each investing $5,000 into a holding company that will fund one local early-stage company. Organized by Zack Storms, …

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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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