Investor Connect Podcast

Assessing Your Startup Ecosystem 

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

In building your startup ecosystem, take time to assess its effectiveness.

Here are some key points to look for:

Do entrepreneurs connect and learn from each other?

If not, set up events to increase the interactions and foster interactions.

Do the entrepreneur groups share resources?

If not, foster collaboration among the groups and help set up resource sharing such as job boards, funding sources, and other tools.

Do experienced entrepreneurs provide coaching and mentorship?

If not, engage the serial entrepreneurs to capture their experience and share with others.

Does the community have leaders with entrepreneur experience?

If not, help recruit experienced entrepreneurs into the leadership roles.

Do the investment groups provide financial support to a range of companies or only a select few?

If only a select number receive funding, help set up pitch competitions to bring funding to a broader number of startups.

Do the coworking spaces support the startups beyond providing a place to work?

If not, then integrate support organizations with the coworking spaces by having their offices at the coworking space to provide more support. 


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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On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Redg Snodgrass, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of 5of5.vc.

5of5.vc is a partnership of multi-exit founders across a range of industries including Saas, e-commerce, mobile, wearables/IoT, logistics, fintech, and APIs. As senior-level subject matter experts and analysts, 5of5.vc provides market intelligence, actionable recommendations, and skilled support around the 5 core elements of a business: technology/product, marketing/PR, sales/business development, operations/finance, and culture and hiring. 

With over 15 years of experience in early-stage technology for startups and large corporations, Redg has leveraged an appetite for business development around large distribution technology. His early successes focused on building strong senior collaborative teams for large new technology ecosystems around mutually respectful business models - first with Squaretrade, then with Skout, Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs Global Telecom API business, Taploid, Wearable World IOT / ReadWrite, and Sheeva.AI. Redg is best known for working with founders on their business tech stack, helping them identify the right people/partners to make their business work, and helping them identify the right sources of capital to successfully grow their business. 

Redg discusses crowdfunding as an investment option and fundraising tool, how crowdfunding cooperates/competes with angel and venture capital funding, and much more.

You can visit 5of5.vc at https://5of5.vc/, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/5of5/

Redg can be contacted via email at redg@5of5.vc, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/redgiesnodgrass/#

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