VA Angels

VA Angels

VA Angels is one of the leading Canadian angel groups and is one of the largest gatherings of business angels. Established in 2003, VA Angels has been in operation for the past ten years. The group has grown over the years and now has over 100 accredited investor members. Since its inception, the members of VA Angels have done 57 deals for $28.3 million.

Formally, Venture Alberta Forum the new VA Angels brand was launched in September 2012 in the lead-up to the opening of new Western Canadian chapters in Kelowna and Winnipeg in the fall of 2012. VA Angels now has four laocations in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Winnipeg with member backgrounds in IT, bio tech, clean & energy tech, media, communication technologies, real estate, health and life sciences, hospitality, transportation, and finally oil and gas.

VA Angles is about developing on natural strengths — a culture of opportunism and the desire for strong community. The group is about best practices and utilizes a strong due diligence process, an investor led Forum, and a strong follow on reporting requirement to provide the best possible service level to the membership.

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News on VA Angels

Calgary Startups Invited to Get Investor-Ready at AcceleratorYYC's Upcoming Bootcamp
So you’re an entrepreneur. You started off with a business idea—you found a niche and figured out a way to fill it and started up your company. You may have put your own money into the... more
TEC Edmonton and VA Angels Edmonton to Merge
Two of Canada’s largest angel investor networks, TEC Edmonton and VA Angels Edmonton Chapter, are merging to become TEC Venture Angels. TEC Venture Angels will build a bigger investor... more
Four Companies Added to VA Angels’ Portfolio
VA Angels has announced the addition of four new companies to their investment portfolio. The four new additions to the VA Angels portfolio are "diverse in nature," the angel investing group says,... more
Edmonton Startup Receives Second Round of Funding from VA Angels
VA Angels has invested in Edmonton-based bio-technology startup Innovative Trauma Care’s second round of fundraising, bringing the angel group's total investment in the company to $1.1... more
Mike Edwards and Paul Singh to Facilitate EPIC Conference in Calgary
Today VA Angels announced that startup heavyweights Mike Edwards and Paul Singh will be facilitating the inaugural Entrepreneurs and Private Investors in Canada Conference (otherwise known as EPIC)... more
Canada’s Go-to Gathering for Angel Investors
Are you an Angel investor? Think about the value of sitting together for two days and discussing the issues around angel investing with some of North America’s leaders in the space. The... more
Angel Culture Alive and Well in Canada
A few things have happened in the world of Western Canadian angels this past week. First, nine year veteran group VentureAlberta Forum unveiled their new brand – VA Angels, in anticipation of... more
Announcing First Ever Startup Pitch Rodeo at the Calgary Stampede
It's July, which means Stampede season is just around the corner. To add to the excitement, Startup Calgary, Venture Alberta and Podium Ventures have come together to bring you the first ever... more
Summit Series: Venture Alberta and Startup Calgary present two-day Startup Workshops on Aug 28th and 29th
After a great Summit in Edmonton in June, the Summit Series returns to southern Alberta for August 28th and 29th. The Edmonton Summit was a success with nine companies getting access to mentors,... more
VentureAlberta’s BaseCamp and Summit program
VentureAlberta is hosting an event in Calgary, this weekend and in Edmonton, June 25 to 27. If you are an entrepreneur or someone who is thinking about making the leap towards being called one,... more
Super Fancy Pants DemoCamp Calgary Recap
It was an exciting night at the Seven Resto-Lounge. More than 70 Calgary's tech enthusiasts braved the weather to see what was going on in the Calgary tech scene.The night included five demos,... more

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