Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bob Morse, Founding Managing Partner at Strattam Capital.

Strattam Capital invests in founder-led independent B2B software and technology companies outside of Silicon Valley. They believe in aligning with founders and CEOs before signing, via their 5-Point Plan process to allow execution with purpose, excitement, and efficiency. Headquartered in Austin, TX, with roots in Silicon Valley, they connect companies with the people, process, and scale needed to reach their potential.

Bob founded Strattam Capital in 2013 along with Adrian Polak. Previously, Bob was a Partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners, where he led the Technology Vertical and was a member of the Investment Committee. From 1995 to 1999, he worked at GCC Investments, a growth private equity firm based in Boston. Before GCC, he worked at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. He has served on numerous private and public boards over time and is currently a director of Acendre, Contegix, Rock Solid Technologies, SSB Data, and Trax Group. His former directorships include Doxim, Intermedia, MHC Software, Telecity Group, and ViaWest. Bob is also a member of the Advisory Board of the HMTF Center for Private Equity at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Board Member at Austin PBS, producer of Austin City Limits.

Bob attended Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude with a B.S.E., and Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned his M.B.A. and was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Bob discusses with Hall how he sees the industry evolving and some of the challenges companies face. He speaks about the investment thesis of the company and advises both entrepreneurs and investors.

You can visit Strattam Capital at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at  

Bob 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.

In launching your startup, look for a trigger that indicates when to start a fundraise campaign.

Common triggers include:

  • Closing a lighthouse customer account or achieving a revenue target.
  • Signing up a new team member or advisor.
  • Finishing a beta version of your software or an MVP version of your product.
  • Closing funding from a lead investor.

In short, investors look at sales, team, product, and fundraise as the four core areas for progress.

When you achieve a milestone in one or more of these areas, then it’s a trigger to consider launching a fundraise campaign.

In approaching an investor you should have a milestone completed AND a milestone to accomplish with the funds to be raised. 

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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