Investor Connect Podcast

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

Startups have a high failure rate. What percentage fails?

Out of 100 startups/investments:

-75 will fail or turn into a lifestyle business within 2 years 

-25 will remain on the venture track after 2 years

Of those 25:

-half will die or turn into a lifestyle business between years 2-4

-15 will remain on the venture track for the long haul

Of those 15:

-10 will fade out

-5 will be a win with varying degrees of success

It will be difficult to choose the top 5, so you must take a portfolio approach to startup investing and diversify across several deals.

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Lane Kawaoka, real estate investor and creator of  

Lane’s passion project, is a Top-50 Investing podcast and free resource for passive real estate investing. Working as a high-paid professional in corporate America and frustrated by the traditional wealth-building dogma, Lane was compelled to inspire and mentor other working professionals on how to do real estate investing and build their own portfolios. Lane urges other working professionals to just get started by utilizing their highest and best use (their day job) to save down payment money to acquire single-family home rentals. The Simple Passive Cashflow method is to only buy investments with a healthy cash flow buffer that can withstand a market downturn. He currently owns 4,200+ units across the U.S. He lives in Hawaii and recently quit his day job as a Professional Engineer with a MS in Civil Engineering & Construction Management and a BS in Industrial Engineering.

Lane partners with investors who want to build their portfolio, but are too busy to mess with “tenants, toilets, and termites” by curating opportunities in his “Hui Deal Pipeline Club” where his investors have personal access to him and know that Lane is personally putting his money on the line too. The Hui Deal Pipeline Club has acquired over $350 Million dollars of real estate acquired by syndicating over $40 Million Dollars of private equity since 2016.

Lane’s mission is to help hard-working professionals out of the rat race, one free strategy call at a time.

Lane discusses how he began investing in appreciation markets, counter-intuitive wealth rules that the rich follow, passive investing for working professionals, passive cash flow investing, and more. 

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