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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 20, 2015

Show notes for Episode 11 of ANGEL CONNECT PODCAST:
Vinod of PeachTree from TieCon Silicon Valley 2014==================================================
In this episode of the ANGEL CONNECT PODCAST SHOW,Hall Martin interviews Vinod of Peachtree from the TieConSilicon Valley 2014 conference.
Vinod is part of Indian Angel Network, which is India's largest Angel group,which takes on investments from 100,000 dollars to 500,000 dollars.Although the investments range across the board, the specialties includetechnology, services and retail. His involvement has been sincethe late 1990s.
Vinod discusses with Hall Martin the membership structure of theAngel group -- from the structure of investments to the status ofmembership and the consulting and mentoring role of the group.
Vinod's deals focus on India, the Middle East and the SoutheastAsia geographies.
As you will hear in this audio episode, Vinod distringuishes the rolesof active investors vs. Passive investors -- of course, he wouldprefer more involvement with investors to become ACTIVE.
Vinod also describes the syndication strategies from theinstitutional members, especially across worldwide parties.
He includes examples of a very successful round, as well asa challenging one in his experience.In addition, he provides some suggestions for an aspiringAngel Investor, including the preparation for enteringthis arena.