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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 30, 2021

In this episode, Hall welcomes Troy Schlicker, Owner, Broker, and Real Estate Advisor at Reserve Realty, and Host of the Austin Spotlight podcast.  

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Reserve Realty is an Austin real estate company specializing in residential buying and selling for homeowners and buyers. Started in 2014,...

Jun 30, 2021

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

The elevator pitch is a key tool in your fundraise.

Here are some best practices to make your elevator pitch a success:

Before delivering your pitch, learn something about your audience.

What are their...

Jun 29, 2021

This is Investor Perspectives. I’m the host of Investor Connect, Hall T Martin, where we connect startups and investors for funding.

In our new Investor Perspectives series entitled “How to Understand Blockchain”, you’ll hear about growth in the Blockchain segment.

As the COVID pandemic passes, we emerge into a...

Jun 29, 2021

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

Elevator pitches can be used in many ways.

The pitch states the problem, the solution, and how to learn more about it.

In addition to fundraising, it can also be used in sales.

Instead of asking for...

Jun 28, 2021

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gady Nemirovsky, Managing General Partner at Inspiration Ventures. 

Headquartered in Burlingame, California, Inspiration Ventures is an early-stage investment firm that structures its investments in a way that minimizes risk for their limited partners and benefits founders by better...