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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.

Apr 29, 2020

In this episode, Hall welcomes Lydia Kinkade, Managing Director at iiM (Innovation in Motion) located in Merriam, Kansas. iiM is an angel investment group that invests in high-growth, early-stage animal health, human health and agribusiness companies. They provide capital, seasoned business expertise and access to their network of industry experts.

Prior to becoming an early-stage investor, Lydia graduated from college with a degree in Secondary Education and joined Teach for America.

She wants to “learn about and be part of the solutions to some of the most pressing challenges that span the globe.”

Lydia speaks about the investment thesis for her fund, what she is excited about, what the challenges are in this space and gives advice to investors and entrepreneurs.

Visit iiM at

Lydia can be contacted via LinkedIn at, on Twitter at, or via email at