Presenting the Angel Summit of the Americas Leadership Team

What started from a few conversations between Valhalla Private Capital (VA Angels) and AngelsNest, two of the most active angel networks in Western Canada and Latin America respectively, the need to bring Angel Investors and the best deals together while breaking down the barriers of cross-border investing was identified.

In short, the two groups felt so strongly about this initiative that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in September 2017 to promote international cooperation, friendship, goodwill and business.

The Angels Summit of the Americas is our inaugural event under this agreement.


Valhalla Private Capital is a full service corporate finance firm. We help companies grow from cradle to exit and back! Our firm’s mantra is supported by five pillars of entrepreneurial growth; start and grow your business, sell your business, become an angel investor, invest in a fund, exit your investment. We can help.


AngelsNest is a network of angel investors that connects startups and scale-ups with Angels. Our extensive knowledge about the elements that make up a venture are designed to support and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We invest in projects with a disruptive approach that are highly scalable and innovative.

Our Team Leaders


R. Stewart Thompson

Mr. Thompson has been active in the start-up venture space for 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 he oversees direct investing of 100 members and 4 funds under management for a total of over $80 million in deployed capital.


Israel Pons

Mr. Pons developed his academic and professional career during his 24 years in the UK, where he became an entrepreneur and founded 4 companies. He became an Angel Investor and decided to move back to Mexico. Israel is CEO and Co-Founding Partner of AngelsNest LATAM and led the largest initial capital round, $1.2 USDM , for a cross border investment in a Latin American start-up.

Thank you to all those that attended our inaugural event in Cancun on April 12 & 13, 2018.