Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes John B. Strong, an Albuquerque angel investor.  

John B. Strong is known throughout the technology industry as a passionate leader, entrepreneur, and innovator and admired for his exacting tactical execution to get startup companies up and running. He's currently the Chief Executive Officer at Adaptive Medias, Inc., one of the first companies to offer a mobile video player specifically for mobile devices.

Prior to his appointment to the position of CEO of Adaptive Medias, John founded, invested and managed a number of successful technology-based companies, including, a Los Angeles-based social media company;, a New Mexico-based travel site;, a London-based payment platform;, a high-tech home security company;, the "AirBnB"​ for retail space;, a San Francisco-based on-demand storage company; and, a leading industrial metal 3D printing company. John holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of New Mexico. Mf and is the Co-founder of Inqubus Inc., a startup accelerator based in Irvine, Ca., as well as a Co-founder of Adams Pharmaceuticals in New York City that holds patents on developing treatments for arteriosclerosis.

John shares with Hall how he sees the industry evolving and the challenges angels and angel groups face. He also speaks about companies he has invested in that fit his investment thesis and he advises investors and startups.

John can be contacted via email at

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Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Humility plays an important role in your fundraise.

Startups demonstrating arrogance and hubris are discounted quickly by investors. It’s not only a sign of disrespect but also a sign of disregard for the future. Who knows what tomorrow will bring and who you will need?

Both startups and investors need to keep the community in mind.

The startup community is well-connected, so word DOES get around about how you treat others.

Humility is a form of empathy for others.

It’s an important part of fostering the startup community.

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

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