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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.

Sep 28, 2020

In this episode, Hall welcomes Greg Thomas, Managing Director of 375 Park Associates.

Headquartered in New York with affiliates in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., 375 Park Associates is a strategic growth advisory firm which helps private equity firms overcome challenges in their portfolio. Their partners and associates have closed transactions in the U.S. and abroad, ranging from US$10 million to US$150 million in value.

Named as one of the Top 100 in Finance for 2020, Greg specializes in business development, structured finance, and LBOs with a focus on disruptive companies. He has nearly 20-years' experience in Asia, helping many U.S.-based firms to expand their presence in the region; results include reducing costs by more than 20% and increasing profits by millions of dollars. 

Before joining 375 Park Associates, Greg was the Regional Director and Managing Partner of IMC International Asia-Pacific. At IMC, he worked on several LBO teams, led a joint venture with a New York-based hedge fund, and started a ship finance operation. Greg spent four years as the Managing Director & President of Foundation Consulting, a company that was acquired by IMC in 2013.

He has held management positions with Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., and has led business units of ultra-growth companies in Asia-Pacific with P&Ls in excess of US$30 million, and had previously served on the advisory council for CX@Rutgers, a judge for the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards, and as a director of financial advisory for Mazars.​

Besides acting as an advisor to several startups in the U.S. and Asia, Greg is an advisor to the digital ecosystem - Dreamr, a member of the advisory councils of the Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, the Gerson Lehrman Group, and Expert Coin. He is also a regular guest on Dukascopy TV. 

Greg studied Organizational Communications, Learning, and Design at Ithaca College and has a BSc in Communications from Almeda University as well as an MBA Administration from Edinburgh Business School at Herriot Watt University.

Greg shares with Hall the company's investment thesis pre and post-COVID-19 and how he sees the early-stage funding world evolving. 

You can visit 375 Park Associates at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at  

Greg can be contacted via email at