Investor Connect Podcast

Retaining Members

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

In running a university angel network, the attrition rate is often lower than for non-university angel networks.

The university group has a great answer for “Why invest in startups?”.

Many members join to support the university.

The group’s primary purpose is to provide the student an educational experience and help prepare them for their first job after graduation.

An effective tool for retaining members is to have the graduating students send a “Thank You” note to the investors they worked with.

Another tool is bringing the students who have graduated from the program back to the university angel meetings to update the investors on their job placement and career progress.  

Showing the investors the results of their work in this way inspires the angels’ continued service to the investor group and the students.


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On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Erwin Jager, Chairman, and CEO at Barrows Hotel Enterprises.

Headquartered in Dubai, Barrows is a family-owned private company, established in 2008, with a successful track record in property investment, development, and strategic land promotion in the Middle East, Africa, and the USA. 

The hotel company focuses on the development and sale of internationally oriented hotel real estate with locations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Seychelles, and the USA. In addition to the development and sale of hotel real estate, the company also focuses on management consultancy for hotel operators. 

Barrows' retail business focuses on the development and sale of supermarket real estate in strategically located locations. Related to supermarket real estate came the demand for logistics-oriented real estate. An area that the company has been focusing on since 2020 following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive increase in online purchases by consumers and businesses.

With the residential department, Barrows mainly focuses on new vacant locations on which communities are developed. Together with the other business elements, many elements come together here, which increases sustainability. In the Middle East and Seychelles in particular, there is an enormous increase in demand-oriented real estate within residential real estate.

Erwin is married to Dyane with whom he has two children. In his spare time, Erwin likes to travel to foreign countries such as Africa, India, Indonesia, New Sealand, Australia, and French Polynesia. He loves to read books, sail at sea, and swim in the ocean with turtles and dolphins. To stay, fit Erwin runs 12 kilometers every day combined with fitness and kickboxing. In the presence of family and friends, Erwin loves to cook and drink a good glass of quality wine. Fashion and design are as well a great interest of his. He loves Italian suits and Italian and French fashion and likes to do business with a tie.

Erwin discusses how he sees the hotel industry evolving and some of the changes he thinks we will see in the next 1-2 years. He also shares some of the challenges investors and entrepreneurs face.

You can visit Barrows Hotel Enterprises at www.barrowshotels.com/, via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/barrowshotelinvestments/, and via Twitter at www.twitter.com/barrows_hotels

Erwin can be contacted via email at management@barrowshotels.com, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/barrowshotels/#.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

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