Randy Thompson is a builder of companies, an angel investor and a leader of Canada’s most active angel group. He is currently invested in 22 companies and has been working in the startup venture space for 20+ years. Randy is the Founder and CEO of VA Angels, which has led him to be a finalist for TechVibes Angel of the Year in Canada for the last two years and the recipient of Startup Canada’s Investor of the Year Award in 2014.
Since the group’s inception, VA Angels has funded 102 companies for over $37M, including deals in the US, UK, and Africa. As an entrepreneur he has been the founder or founding partner in four entities, and is currently building GenerUS Marketing Solutions, a platform for not-for-profits and merchants to develop relationships through couponing.
Early in his career, Randy founded Alberta SuperNet and worked as a venture capital advisor to the Province of Alberta. Randy currently works internationally with companies in Puerto Rico and the UK.