Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Neetu Puranikmath, Early-Stage Investor.

Neetu is an experienced investor, operator, and startup advisor. Neetu worked at Alumni Ventures Group as a pre-seed/seed investor where she focused on Fintech and SaaS. Previously, she was Chief of Staff for a Fintech startup and worked in operations at YouTube, Google, and Facebook. She is a former 501(c)(3) founder and has been a mentor for the Clinton Foundation, First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund, and Texas’ NewChip accelerator. She graduated with a Bachelor in Political Science from UC Berkeley and received her MBA from the University of Oxford.

Neetu advises startups and investors and shares how she sees the startup industry evolving. She discusses some of the challenges startups and investors face, alternative financing options in the early-stage ecosystem, and she shares her investment thesis.

Neetu can be contacted via email at

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

In approaching venture capital, it’s important to know something about the VC’s sweet spot for funding.

By reviewing the VC’s website, you can see their portfolio.

By reviewing their portfolio companies, you can get a sense of the stage and sector of deals they invest in.

The best way to learn about a VC is by contacting one of their portfolio companies.

From the CEO, you can find out more about how the VC supports their companies and what strengths they bring to the table.

Knowing the VC’s sweet spot will save you a tremendous amount of time and help you focus on the ones who are a good fit.

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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