Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with David Gold of Access Venture Partners. David is a Managing Director at Access Venture Partners. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with Special Honors from the University of Colorado and was a National Science Foundation Fellow while earning Masters Degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Technology Policy from M.I.T. He has experience in cryptocurrencies, blockchain, healthcare IT, software, web and internet. Davis also has diverse experience as an venture capitalist, entrepreneur, executive, engineer and in public policy. Access Venture Partners invests in early stage technology companies with a passion for helping entrepreneurs build phenomenal fast growing businesses. They have invested in over 65 companies that have collectively raised over $1 billion in equity capital and employ nearly 4,000 people and growing. Access is an entrepreneur-focused fund. They pride themselves on the value they add to  portfolio companies beyond the capital they invest including involvement in business strategy, recruiting, fundraising and ultimate exit of the business. In this episode Hall and Graham talk about Graham's thoughts on the blockchain world and what specific verticals and applications he looks for. They also talk about ICOs and what Graham looks for inside before investing.

 

 

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In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Graham Forman of Edovate Capital. Edovate Capital is a seed and early stage venture capital company whose leadership invests in companies that lead innovation in the education market. They know firsthand the pains and gains of growing early-stage companies into successful firms and have passion and experience in the education market. They look for outstanding people to partner with for the long term who have products or services that will transform education. Graham is the founder and managing director of Edovate Capital and has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 2001. For the last decade and a half he led sales, marketing, and business development for three early-stage, high-growth SaaS businesses selling to the education market.

Most recently he served as Vice President of Business Development for Netchemia, LLC, a venture-backed cloud-based software company serving the K-12 marketplace where he led new business development and strategic partnerships. During his eight-year tenure the company grew to more than 2,000 school district customers throughout the United States. Netchemia was acquired by Vista Equity Partners and merged with PeopleAdmin in February 2015. He also served in leadership roles with high-growth tech startups Yearmovie and eCivis, LLC. In this episode Hall and Graham talk about what he looks for when making investments. They also speak about on for profit coding schools and investing as well as opportunities in the education field and challenges he sees.

Direct download: 82_--_Graham_Foreman_of_Edovate_capital.mp3
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In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Greg Beaufait of Dundee VC. Greg joined Dundee VC in 2013 and now leads their investment efforts in Minneapolis. Greg started out as an intern at Dundee VC , before graduating from the Heider College of Business at Creighton University with degrees in Finance and Economics. Throughout his time at Dundee VC, Greg has touched every aspect of the work they do, from investor reporting to raising capital to testing out an AngelList syndicate for two investments in 2015. Greg primarily focuses on deal sourcing, investments, and portfolio company management. Hall and Greg speak about what type of seed deals they look at and how they get considered at Dundee VC. Greg speaks on his views about what he feels is the next big thing with investing as they discuss ICO’s, Blockchain and tokenomics. 

Direct download: 81_--_Greg_Beaufait_of_Dundee_VC_FINAL.mp3
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In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Sarah Millar of City Light Capital. Sarah is an Investment Associate at City Light Capital, where she focuses on early stage investments in education, energy, environment, and safety and security. Sarah joined City Light after completing her MBA and a short Fellowship with Endeavor, a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship in emerging and frontier markets. During her two years at Wharton, she held internships with two impact investors based in Mexico City (IGNIA and Adobe Capital), and another internship in business development for an e-commerce startup in the city. She also served as a consultant for multiple impact organizations, including local and global impact funds and nonprofits. City Light is an early stage venture fund, specifically an impact investing fund focused on backing experienced entrepreneurs with businesses that matter. They focus on companies in the education, environment and safety sector. Hall and Sarah speak about the social and financial impact of both the entrepreneur and investor as well as factors they look at when determining who is in or out on their fund.

 

 

 

Direct download: 80_--_Sarah_Millar_of_City_Light_Capital_FINAL.mp3
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In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Adam Draper of Boost VC. Adam is the founder and managing director of Boost VC. Adam is a 2x entrepreneur and a 4th generation venture capitalist. Boost VC invests primarily in sci-fi related technology with a focus on crypto and VR. Adam talks about what they are looking for when bringing a company into their accelerator and funding and deciding factors. Hall and Adam also discuss crypto and blockchain and what Adam is looking for in successful companies and most promising sectors in the space. 

Direct download: 79_--_Adam_Draper_of_Boost_VC_FINAL.mp3
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In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Nate Nead of Investmentbank.com. Nate Nead is an experienced M&A advisor and investment banker who has successfully managed numerous middle-market deals in real estate, software, hardware, digital marketing, agribusiness, consumer products, professional services and oil & gas. An experienced entrepreneur, Nate has founded, operated and exited several digital media, SaaS and software companies, growing them from startup to multi-million dollar market leaders. He brings a wealth of both operational and transactional understanding to the InvestmentBank.com team. In this episode, you’ll learn about they type of deals that Nate really likes and a little about what red flags he looks for. They also speak a little about token offerings and the direction they are going.

Direct download: 78_--_Nate_Nead_of_Investmentbanking.com_FINAL.mp3
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