Investor Connect Podcast

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

Deal flow is critical to successful startup investing.

Here are some key points to consider:

Deal flow gives you experience with founders, valuations, exits, and many other aspects of the startup process. 

It teaches you a great deal about the market, current technology, and the startup ecosystem.

Deal flow gives you practice on how to analyze a pitch, what questions to ask, and what you should take away from each pitch.

Look for quality over quantity. The better the deal flow, the better your investment outcome.

Set up deal flow sources accordingly.  

Start with those in your network to gain access to their deals and offer to return the favor.

Seek out quality accelerator programs to find more resources.

Consider joining an angel network for deal flow, as you can share the feedback with others.

Join online portals with deal flow so you can learn the current state of valuations, technologies, and sectors.

Reach out to venture capital, family offices, and other investors to join as a syndicate partner in their deals.

The greater number of deals you review will give you more choices as well as educate you about the market. 

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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In this episode, Hall welcomes Angel Ribo, Founder of The CEO Confidant.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, The CEO Confidant helps clients create a salesforce that will not only guarantee and improve their own company's profitability, but also that of their clients.

Angel Ribo, known as The CEO Confidant, is a business influencer, LinkedIn strategist, international TV host, public speaker, CEO consultant, board member, and philanthropist.

In the last 21 years, Angel has helped more than 1,500 CEOs in 33 different countries to accelerate the growth of their businesses. He was born near Barcelona, and he has lived in 8 countries and speaks 5 languages.

Established entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs hire Angel to bridge the gap globally for expansion and exposure to grow their businesses.

Angel sits on the Board of the Evolutionary Business Council, an organization with more than 350 global transformational leaders with a combined reach of well over 600 million people.

Angel is based in Texas, and early in 2017, he launched his International Foundation, Wisdom for Kids. He has also helped more than 1000 underprivileged kids in Latin America become entrepreneurs using their local resources.

Angel advises startups and investors and discusses his company and his foundation, Wisdom for Kids.

Angel can be contacted via email at, via LinkedIn at and, and via Twitter at  

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