Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Dr. Hector Jirau, Chief Investment Officer at Jirau Capital Management.

Headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jirau Capital Management is a scientist-led investment advisory firm at the intersection of breakthrough science providing exposure to the latest advancements in healthcare and innovation. Jirau Capital Management is the first and only investment advisory firm in Puerto Rico combining quantitative methods with evidence-based science.

Hector holds a B.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). He completed a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry at the UPR School of Medicine, focusing on the discovery of novel metabolic pathways for polygenic respiratory disorders. Dr. Jirau also holds a Master’s degree (MSc.) in Financial Engineering, specializing in risk management in financial derivatives. He has experience managing alternative investments, especially with the successful launch of pooled investment vehicles, such as a biotechnology long-short equity hedge fund and an early-stage venture capital fund expected to deploy capital in Q4 2021. He currently serves on the board of different seed-stage ventures in the healthcare/technology sector.

Hector speaks about the growth and primary trends in the biotech/life sciences segment. He also discusses his participation in the segment and what he looks for when investing.

You can visit Jirau Capital Management at, and via LinkedIn at

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

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

Startup founders need strategy skills to run a business.

Here’s a list of key skills successful startup founders have:

  1. Business model design - the founder can review a situation and develop a business model to create a profitable business.
  2. Buy vs. build - the founder can decide between buying a solution or building it from scratch.
  3. Growth management - the founder knows when to press forward for growth and when to maintain the current run rate.
  4. Product management - the founder knows how to expand the product line and when.
  5. Resourcefulness - the founder knows how to get the most out of the situation and applies resourcefulness to do so.
  6. Experimentation - the founder is constantly examining new strategies to grow the company.
  7. Measurement - the ability to measure the results to see how a strategy is working.

The founder needs to apply strategic thinking to every aspect of the company, mission, product development, hiring, marketing, and sales.

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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