Randy Garg

Founder and Managing Partner


Vistara Growth

Randy has passionately worked with dozens of emerging technology companies over the past 30+ years in various capacities as an investor, advisor, and board member.

In the early 90’s and 2000’s he worked closely with numerous earlier stage technology companies through their growth trajectories as a Principal in a venture capital fund. His experience also includes a number of years in the mid-2000’s on the sell–side as a Managing Director with PwC Corporate Finance leading M&A and financing mandates.

Rekindling his passion for investing in growing technology companies, he co-founded a family office fund in 2010 focused on providing flexible growth capital in the form of growth debt and growth equity to mid-later stage technology companies across North America. In early 2015, these efforts led to his founding of Vistara Capital Partners (now Vistara Growth) carrying on the same investment strategy and approach where he currently serves as its Managing Partner.

Randy has led a number of community initiatives including establishment of the Vistara Elevate Awards, to provide opportunities to underrepresented students from ethnic and racial minority groups in the areas of STEM and finance. He is also a long-standing member of Social Venture Partners (Vancouver) focused on vulnerable children and youth initiatives where he serves on the Development Committee, and where Vistara acts as a Community Business Partner. Randy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)

Randy received his BBA from York University, his MBA from University of British Columbia, and is a CFA Charterholder.

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

Wednesday March 6, 2024

Cross-Border Venture Debt Deals – Israel, UK, Canada, the EU and Beyond

  • International venture debt considerations
  • Cross-border deals in Israel, UK, EU and beyond
  • Unexpected benefits of cross-border venture debt deals