Investor Connect Podcast

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

In crafting an elevator pitch, the intro is the most important part.

You must grab their attention and make them want to hear more.

Start with a problem and show how big and costly it is.

Generate curiosity in the listener by telling them you have a solution to that problem.

Demonstrate your solution to the problem and the benefits that come out of it.

Use numbers to strengthen your case. Numbers demonstrate your knowledge of the problem itself.

Investors will ask questions so be prepared with short and to-the-point answers.

No need to tell the full story, just give a direct answer.

If they don’t ask a question, then you ask a question to continue the conversation.

The intro is crucial to an elevator pitch.

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Karen Contet, Co-Founder & CEO of AngelHub.

AngelHub is Hong Kong’s only SFC-regulated tech investment platform enabling investors to co-invest on a deal-by-deal basis alongside their fund & institutional investors. AngelHub combines a highly selective due diligence process, diverse network of partners, and the WHub start-up ecosystem to empower tech entrepreneurs for success.

Over the past year, AngelHub has vetted over 1,400 companies and made investments in more than 8 different sectors such as edutech, FinTech, foodtech, robotics & AI, healthtech, blockchain, gaming, and fast fashiontech.

Karen has been working in Asia for 13 years, starting in Tokyo as JP Morgan’s Exotic Equity Derivatives Trader, to software engineer for an IoT startup, teaching Front-End Web Development before co-founding WHub. She is immersed in the startup scene as a Community Leader for Techstars, a Front-End Web Development Instructor, a mentor for several accelerator programs, a speaker at international conferences like the JS Conference 2015 in Singapore, a French Foreign Trade Advisor, a FrenchTech Ambassador, and Founder of WomenWhoCodeHK. Karen has a double degree engineering diploma (France EPF - Canada ETS) and a Masters in Finance International from HEC Paris.

Karen is also a founding board member of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.

Karen discusses the current state of angel investing and how she thinks it will evolve, some of the challenges she has faced, AngelHub’s fund, and what excites her right now.

You can visit AngelHub at, and via LinkedIn at

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

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