The E-Fund angel investment team is lead by a board of experienced active angel investors. Many of our investors are independent angel investors who contribute some of their time by screening and recommending the best angel investment opportunities in Vancouver and BC, and by sharing their expertise with the angel investors that joined our team more recently.
Board of Directors
Our board brings a diverse background in investment management, management consulting and advisory roles with early stage companies.
Thealzel Lee, President & Director
Thealzel is an entrepreneur, angel investor, founder, president and director of the E-Fund Angel Investment Fund, and she co-manages the VANTEC Angel Network and the Vancouver chapter of the Keiretsu Forum. Thealzel is a senior partner with management consulting firm Rocket Builders, where she provides advice on marketing strategy and commercialization.
Pieter Dorsman, CFO and Director
Pieter runs his own consulting firm Redpeaks Management Inc. through which he advises early stage technology companies and takes on interim management roles. He is a co-founder of several local companies serves on a number of boards. Previously, Pieter held senior positions in corporate finance at UBS and Barclays Bank.
Gordon Walter, Corporate Secretary & Director
Gordon is a change management consultant and was a “Chair” (coach/facilitator) of a TEC group of local CEO’s (tec-canada.com). He also was director of the High Tech Management MEng program at UBC for a period during his over three decades as a Professor in the Sauder School of Business. Now, he serves on multiple Boards of Directors and coaches CEO’s.
George Aliphtiras, Director
George is a senior executive with specialization in commercialization of medical technology in North America, Europe and Asia. He has over 10 years of experience in early stage company development from inception through fundraising and commercial validation, in various roles including: Board Member, CEO, Co-founder, VP of Business Development, Operations and Product Development.
Our investment team is actively involved in the local start-up community. We support many of the organizations that help early stage investors get off the ground, and we are members of multiple investment groups. We are often involved as advisors or board members for companies we have invested in.
We are stronger and wiser as a team, and we enjoy the opportunity to learn, share knowledge and work with our co-investors and the companies that we invest in. At the same time, we fulfill an important community role by giving back and helping to nurture and grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and create employment opportunity and innovation in British Columbia.
Our group of over 90+ angel investors boasts a wide range of experience, skill and success; by applying the collective talent to due diligence and post investment mentoring, our portfolio company success is greatly increased.
Our investees are critical to the success and performance of E-Fund. We are there for them when they want advice, an opinion or any other to help. As part of our Post-investment management we regularly meet with the CEO’s of the companies we invested in, and we share their progress with our investors.
Deal Syndication Partners
The due diligence that E-Fund team members do also benefits individual angel investors and other angel groups who want to co-invest or side car on a deal. This way we reduce everyone’s investment risk, increase funds raised, and create a bigger pool for follow-on investment.