Mr Thompson has been active in the start-up venture space for over 25 years as a builder of companies, angel investor, angel group leader and fund manager, in 2017 Mr. Thompson integrated all these roles into Valhalla Private Capital. In his capacity as Chairman and CEO of Valhalla Private Capital, Mr. Thompson has personally invested in 55 start-up companies and oversees direct investing go 100 members and 5 funds under management for a total of over $30 million in deployed capital.
One of Valhalla's entities is Valhalla Angels, where Mr. Thompson has led the 100+ members to collectively fund 220 companies for $60 million dollars since 2003. While most of these investments are in Canada, several of the investments including the funds managed by Mr. Thompson have been placed globally in 6 additional countries to date. For these efforts, Mr. Thompson was recently named The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) 2018 Canadian Angel Investment of the Year and was awarded Startup Canada's investor of the year for 2015. In addition, he has been asked to share his knowledge and first-hand experience of the startup ecosystem through formal speaking and instruction engagements in 28 countries over the last 3 years.