Investor Connect Podcast

TEN Capital Presents AMA: Supporting and Partnering with Diverse Founders

This is the TEN Capital AMA show. I'm Hall T Martin, the host of the show in which we interview investors and founders on current topics. 

Our guests are:

  • J.P. Keating of VU Venture Partners
  • Kim Folsom of Founders First Capital Partners
  • Diane Yoo of Parliament Ventures

I hope you enjoy this episode.
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How to Launch a Startup Ecosystem

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

For those who want to launch a startup ecosystem, follow these steps:

  • Start with a group interested in startups and meet regularly.
  • Encourage startups to share their projects and invite others to support through coaching and making introductions.
  • Set up a blog and publish a newsletter each week on startup activities in the area.
  • Interview startups and investors.
  • Build a resource list for all startups to use.
  • Recruit lawyers, accountants, and other professionals to join the meetings and provide support to the early-stage companies.
  • Set up events such as pitch sessions and happy hours to expand the network and recruit more people into the community.
  • Put the group on website lists for startup communities to generate awareness.
  • Set up a coworking space to give startups a place to work.
  • Recruit startup programs to your area, such as the 3-Day Startup, to provide additional programming.

Start small and grow your startup community through regular meetings and consistent newsletter mailings.


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 Shahab Samimi, Senior Associate at 7 Gate Ventures.

7 Gate Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Vancouver, Canada, and Silicon Valley, investing in early-stage startups from Seed to pre-Series A in the technology industry, with a sector focus on software, SaaS, cloud services, marketplaces, mobile apps, and solutions, big data/analytics, blockchain, fintech, and healthtech. Assembled by a group of serial entrepreneurs specializing in tech, operational expertise, and venture capital, 7 Gate Ventures brings key industry connections, decades of international venture-building experience, and foresight to effectively strategize, mentor, and scale new businesses.

Shahab has very unique and diverse experience from fund formation, full deal life cycle, and working with early-stage founders. Shahab is responsible for expanding the firm’s local presence in Canada, deal origination, reviewing, executing, monitoring, and reporting on direct investments and partnerships, primarily in the Canadian market. 

Shahab serves on the Young Professionals’ Committee of the Association of Corporate Growth and is a board member at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF). He has over ten years of experience in entrepreneurial ventures, business development, and capital markets, co-founding Pura Foods and Northstar Endurance.

Previously, Shahab was at Performance Capital Advisors, a boutique capital markets firm, and Gravitas Securities, an investment bank.

Shahab advises startups and investors and discusses some of the challenges they face. He also speaks about his investment thesis, and how he sees startup investing evolving.

You can visit 7 Gate Ventures at https://7gate.vc/, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/7gate-ventures/about/.   

Shahab can be contacted via email at shahab@7gate.vc, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/ssamimi/.  

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