#CanStartupStories: Investor Tales, Trials and Tribulations


Please join us as five diverse storytellers share their journey to becoming the Venture Capitalist or Angel Investor that they are today.

Presented by Old Kent Road Financial and Startup Vancouver, #CanStartupStories is a TEDx-style event where speakers are given a powerful platform to tell their story.

Our five dynamic speakers are:

  • Kookai Chaimahawong – VC Associate, Pangaea Ventures
  • Thealzel Lee – Founder and President, E-Fund
  • Randy Thompson – Managing Partner, OKR Financial
  • Sheetal Mehta Walsh – Founding Partner, Soho Ventures
  • Jessica Wang – Managing Partner, INP Capital

Emcee and co-host: Bhavik Chauhan, OKR Financial

Co-host: Colin Weston, Startup Vancouver


4:00 PM PST 


May 19th, 2021


Randy Thompson, Managing Partner 

Founder and CEO of Valhalla Angels, Canada’s most active angel network with five chapters and investments of $59M in 220 companies to date.

2018 National Angel Capital Organization Angel Investor of the Year and 2014 Startup Canada Angel of the Year.

Sits on six boards and has made 55 investments as an angel. Founded Alberta SuperNet & Khyber Pass Entertainment.

Bhavik Chauhan, VP Business Development & Marketing 

Bhavik brings over 20 years of experience in business development and marketing to his role at OKR Financial. He is also the former managing director of Canada’s largest consulting firm in government funding and cost optimization.

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