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Investor Connect Podcast

Investor Connect is for investors interested in learning more about investing in startup and growth stage companies. Experienced investors share their experiences and advice with those who are considering an investment into startups and growth companies. It includes a podcast series of interviews with investors to inform others about the process of funding startups as well as a resource list and a discussion board.  

Topics include sourcing, analyzing, and researching companies. Other topics include valuations, terms Sheets, board of directors, board of advisors, due diligence, syndicates, venture capital, angels, angel networks, family offices, crowdfunding, exits, and more.

Investor Connect is a community program. We welcome your suggestions for speakers and topics which you can send to us through the Contact page. No registration is required to use the resources.  Discussion boards are available to post and answer questions about startups and growth company investing through which registration is required.

Investor Connect is a program under the Texas Open Angel Network which is a 501(c3) non-profit dedicated to the education around startup funding.

Disclaimer: Hall T. Martin is the Director of Investor Connect which is dedicated to the education of investors for early stage funding. All opinions expressed by Hall and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Investor Connect. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions.

Jun 21, 2024

Best Practices for Setting Up a Family Office

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

In setting up a family office consider these best practices:

Build an investment strategy that leverages the strengths of the family including their skills,...


Jun 21, 2024

Welcome to another episode of Investor Connect! I'm Hall T. Martin, and today we explore funding strategies with Louise Yochi Klein and Merom Klein of Courage Growth Partners. Louise Yochi Klein, PsyD, and Merom Klein, PhD, are distinguished business psychologists and leadership experts. As Principals at Courage Growth...


Jun 20, 2024

Drawbacks to Starting a Family Office

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

There are drawbacks in starting up a family office.

Consider these challenges in setting up your family office.

The upfront and ongoing costs can be considerable.


Jun 19, 2024

Operational Objectives for a Family Office

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

In running a family office there are several key operational objectives for the family office to achieve.

Here’s a list of key areas to consider:

Governance.


Jun 18, 2024

Choosing a Leader for a Family Office

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

In setting up a family office, one must choose someone to lead it.

There are several types of leaders to consider:

Operations -- focuses on the day-to-day tasks...