Investor Connect Podcast

Startup Boards -- Building Your Entrepreneur Ecosystem

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

I have found a number of investors want to build their entrepreneur community as part of their investment thesis.  

The most common lament from a startup investor is, ‘I invested my available funds and must wait ‘til I see something return before investing more.’

This makes it difficult to build an ecosystem as the funds are tied up for a long period of time. 

One solution is the Early Exit term sheet; this gives the investor the option to take back their investment at year 3.

To provide funds to more startups, you could take the gains from one startup investment to invest in other startups. 

For example, in a 3X in 3 years redemption right, a $50K investment would yield $150K in 3 years. 

You could divide the $150K as follows:

$50K -- leave in the startup as equity or debt

$50K – take from the first startup to fund a second startup 

$50K -- return to investor funds

This creates an evergreen fund for investing in more startups. 


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 Phil Blows, Founder and CEO at AQRU, and author of “The Money Triangle.”

Headquartered in London, England, AQRU is a business that specializes in helping institutional and retail customers earn high-interest rates on their cryptocurrency. AQRU just surpassed the 10,000 client count since its founding and is one of the only publicly-traded companies in this industry.

AQRU offers yields ranging from 7-12% pa on your investments, with all rewards paid in real-time. 

Phil has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the Fintech and asset management sectors, having spearheaded the scaling-up of online trading platforms at several leading companies.

As an expert in financial planning and wealth management, Phil spent four years, during his time at UK robo-adviser Wealth Wizards, speaking with over 10,000 retail investors about how they manage their money and then designed a simple online tool to help give advice and guidance to help everyday people improve their financial health. Phil also works as a senior foreign exchange adviser at Continental Capital Markets S.A where he built a global client base of investment banks and advised on derivative investment strategies. 

He holds several internationally recognised financial certifications and qualifications, including an Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Institute, and has been certified as a blockchain expert by the Blockchain Council. Phil is passionate about improving the financial health of all those he meets and is the author of a personal finance book, “The Money Triangle,” proceeds of which support various financial education charities.

Visit AQRU at https://aqru.io/, LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/get-aqru, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AQRU_Official

Reach out to Phil at phil@aqru.io and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/philipblows.

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