Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Anil Ramineni, CEO of CQ Infotech.

CQ Infotech was founded in 2005 and is based out of Laguna Hills, California and India. It is an IT solution company that specializes in end-to-end managed IT, infrastructure, and global delivery services to their clients, ranging from small regional companies to Fortune 500 multinational corporations. They align technology to support and strategize business challenges. With them as your technology partner, expect unparalleled results that match the client’s requirements, and solve business challenges.

Anil is an entrepreneur, angel Investor, resourceful technical leader and solutions-driven strategist with a passion for leveraging emerging technologies to achieve key business objectives. He is experienced in leading technically complex solution delivery and operations management initiatives for multiple companies. Anil has more than 20 years’ success in client-centric, service-driven environments at various progressive management roles. He is also Executive Director of TiE SoCal, a non-profit, global community of entrepreneurs from all over the world.

Anil discusses the investment thesis of the company, some of the challenges in the space, and how he sees the industry evolving.

You can visit CQ Infotech at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at

Anil can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at

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

Entrepreneurs are often concerned about the confidentiality of their information. 

During the initial engagement with the investor, it’s not common to sign NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) as the investor is still figuring out the basics of your business.

At the introductory stage, keep the discussion on the general level.

As you go further with the discussion and then into due diligence, the investor will ask for deeper information that you may consider confidential.

Confidential information includes customer names, intellectual property such as trade secrets, and more.

If you have highly sensitive information, then you can have the investor sign an NDA before reviewing the diligence. 

Another approach is to develop two diligence boxes. The first is non-confidential and contains basic financials, entity filings, patent filings, customer company names, and other information that is not sensitive.

The second diligence box contains detailed information such as specific customer contact details, trade secrets, etc. For this, the investor signs an NDA which can be used to control how it is handled.

For many investors, the first box will be sufficient and alleviates the NDA process.

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

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