Between 2 Term Sheets Episode 8 Randy Garg Vistara Capital

Episode 9 of Alacrity Canada’s “Between 2 Term Sheets” podcast features a conversation between host Owen Matthews and Founder and Managing Partner of Vistara Capital Partners, Randy Garg.

Listen to this episode to hear Randy and Owen discuss:
  • How Canadian companies tend to hit a wall when it comes to the growth stage
  • Growth debt vs growth equity
  • What an entrepreneur can expect from terms with respect to debt
  • The difference in debt terms in the US and Canada
  • And more!


About Randy Garg

Randy has over 25 years of experience in venture capital and private equity, debt investing, corporate finance and M&A. Prior to Vistara Capital Randy was Managing Partner of Beedie Capital Partners, principal at Discovery Capital, and Managing Director of the Western Canadian technology practice at PwC Corporate Finance.

About Vistara Capital
Headquartered in Vancouver BC, Vistara Capital Partners provides highly flexible and tailored debt financing for tech companies across North America. Founded, managed, and funded by seasoned technology finance and operating executives, “Vistara” (Sanskrit for “expansion”) is focused on enabling the growth and expansion of its portfolio companies.

On October 16th, 2o18, Vistara announced its US $100 Million Technology Growth Fund III.


About the host – Alacrity Chairman Owen Matthews
Owen joined Wesley Clover as a General Partner in 2004 and has invested in Echosec Systems, Encepta Corp., HYAS, Pretio Interactive, Referral SaaSquatch, Tutela Technologies, and Certn, among others.

Prior to joining Wesley Clover, Owen founded NewHeights Software, a pioneer in enterprise unified communication software which was eventually acquired by CounterPath Corporation.

With his love of tech and creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs, Owen co-founded the Alacrity Foundation. Alacrity provides an intense incubation environment to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship in the tech industry.

Previously on “Between 2 Term Sheets”

Episode 1: Tom Williams (Angel Investor & Founder) and Will Fraser (CEO of SaaSquatch)

Episode 2: Scott Lake (Co-Founder of Shopify & General Partner at Hello Ventures) and Karl Swannie (CEO & Co-Founder of EchoSec)

Episode 3: Ben Narashim (Venture Partner at NEA)

Episode 4: Alex Tong (Information Venture Partners)

Episode 5: Certn CEO & Steve Clark of Company Capital

Episode 6: Bruce Croxon of Round13 Capital & Owen Matthews

Episode 7: Brian Kobus of OMERS Ventures 

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