Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes back Forbes' Top-50 angel investor James Sowers. Since we heard from James last, he has been speaking at several family-office conferences and working with corporations to further educate them on blockchain technology, and whether it is a realistic solution for them. James talks about some of the latest companies he is working with in the blockchain space.
In addition, James discusses some of the challenges in late-stage investing, in particular the problem of valuation. James touches on a few startups he regrets not investing in, and some of the biggest ups and downs he's experienced in startup investing. Finally, James and Hall discuss in depth the current state of the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, focusing on regulatory issues, scalability, and other challenges.

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There are some statements I’ve never heard a startup CEO say.

Here are some of them:

-Fundraising just flew by. I didn’t have a chance to really enjoy it.

-Sales is the easiest part of the business.

-All my customers are happy and no one is complaining.

-There are so many good people to choose from for that new position we opened up.

-Why are these terms sheets so simplistic?

-The product features just fly out the door.

-There’s so much revenue, I just don’t know what to do with it all.

What statements would you add to this list? 

Thank you for joining us for the Startup Funding Espresso where we help startups and investors connect for funding.

Let’s go startup something today!

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