Investor Connect Podcast

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

In running deal flow, here are some best practices to consider:

Automate your deal flow process as much as possible by capturing consistent information into one application.

Track deal flow sources and analyze on a regular basis.  

This shows where the best deals are coming from and where to spend time.

Use online data sources to augment your deal flow information.  

This step helps make follow-up decisions easier to figure out.

Monitor your deal flow activity for changes.  

This shows the impact of the market and conditions and signals for a change in follow-up.

Set up workflow processes so the deal goes to the right people in the proper sequence. 

Flag your most important deals to make sure they don’t fall through the cracks.

Optimize your system for your deal flow by gathering only the relevant information.

Connect your deal flow system to your email and other systems to integrate into the overall workflow.

Deal flow can be expensive in time and money, so it’s important to apply these steps to reduce the cost.

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In this episode, Hall welcomes Gaston Eguren, Investment Analyst at Proeza Ventures.

Proeza Ventures is the largest mobility-focused VC in Latin America. They are based in Monterrey, Mexico, and Houston, Texas, looking to invest in companies focusing on industrial tech, smart components, new vehicles, MaaS, and digital data services. They are backed by the Proeza Group, a portfolio management company with two global platforms operating in the mobility and agroindustry sectors.

Proeza Ventures’ mission is to discover and invest in visionary founders building early-stage revolutionary startups transforming the way in which they think about mobility and with whom they can partner to make a more sustainable world.

Gaston started his career working at IGNIA Partners doing impact investments on the emerging middle class of Latin America, and then worked at Latitud Capital, a search fund looking for mid-market companies in Monterrey. He graduated from ITESM having studied business administration. 

Gaston discusses growth, trends, his criteria for investing, changes expected in the next 12 months in the mobility industry, and more.

You can visit Proeza Ventures at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at  

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

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