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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.

Mar 3, 2021

In this episode, Hall welcomes Kevin R. Jacques, General Partner at Cota Capital.

Cota Capital is a San Francisco-based, SEC-registered, multi-stage investment firm focused on private and public enterprise technology companies. Cota has invested in more than 100 private and public technology companies since inception. Cota’s overall mission is to deliver impactful outcomes through principle-guided investment in modern enterprise technologies. 

Kevin joined Cota in 2021 as a General Partner. Prior to Cota, Kevin was Head of Corporate Ventures at Visa, where he executed over 30 investments into leading fintech companies including Plaid, Railsbank, Paidy, and Paystack. Before Visa, Kevin spent 6 years at Intuit directing Corporate Development. At Intuit, Kevin and his team completed over 30 acquisitions, five investments, and 11 FinTech venture fund investments. Earlier, Kevin spent nearly 12 years as an investing partner with Sevin Rosen Funds and Palomar Ventures. Kevin was also the CEO of Globeranger, an RFID middleware provider, and a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Kevin received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin speaks about the growth rate, primary trends, evolution of the fintech sector, and much more.

You can visit Cota Capital at, and via LinkedIn at

Kevin can be contacted via email at

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