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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.

Jul 31, 2020

In this episode, Hall welcomes Stephen Rice, President and CEO of Upskill Enterprise.

Located in Belfast, United Kingdom, Upskill Enterprise helps companies overcome the inertia of traditional HR processes with TalentSensus, an online, intuitive and multidimensional talent management tool for visualizing current and future skills beyond the conventional organizational chart.

Stephen is a pioneer and innovator of unique and modern workforce solutions. He is the inventor of TalentSensus and has been working in workforce and skills development for over 10 years in challenging commercial business environments internationally. Stephen has extensive experience in design, development, sales and delivery of various restructuring solutions. With a global outlook on life, he is constantly learning about new ways to use skills and slowly support the education and skills revolution from the grass roots up. 

Stephen shares with Hall what led him to start working in this space, how important it is for equality and fairness to exist in the workplace, some effects COVID-19 has had on the sector, how he sees the industry evolving, and how Upskill Enterprise fits into the landscape of the sector. 

You can visit Upskill Enterprise at and TalentSensus at    

Stephen can be contacted via LinkedIn at, and via email at