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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.

May 31, 2021

In this episode, Hall welcomes Jim Denholm, Founder & CEO at IronBridge Private Wealth.

IronBridge Private Wealth was founded in Austin, Texas, to combine the strength and resources of a large financial firm with the independence of a local company. They are true fiduciaries of their clients'​ wealth. Having real risk management strategies that adapt to changing market conditions, while understanding their clients'​ individual goals and objectives, provides the foundation of true fiduciary service.

As founder and CEO, Jim Denholm created IronBridge to assist clients on their paths to financial success. Every aspect of IronBridge was developed with a client-first mindset. Jim's unique background includes nearly two decades spent at large investment firms (JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo) and Jim has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Jim serves on various boards, including the First Tee of Greater Austin, the Austin Symphony, and is a member of the Texas Exes Investment Committee. He lives in Austin with his wife, two boys, and two large Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

Jim shares what excites him now and advises startups and investors. He discusses his investment thesis, how he sees the startup industry evolving, and what he thinks will be the biggest change we will see in five years.

You can visit IronBridge Private Wealth at, and via LinkedIn at

Jim can be contacted via email at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at

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