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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.

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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.

Jun 28, 2021

In this episode, Hall welcomes Gady Nemirovsky, Managing General Partner at Inspiration Ventures. 

Headquartered in Burlingame, California, Inspiration Ventures is an early-stage investment firm that structures its investments in a way that minimizes risk for their limited partners and benefits founders by better aligning the investors’ interests with the founders. Their interests are completely aligned with yours — whether the next step is a follow-on venture investment or a company acquisition — your success is their success.

Gady co-founded Inspiration Ventures with Robert Fanini in 2007 and has over 30 years of experience working within the financial and technology markets as an analyst, engineer, entrepreneur, and investor. Gady’s career started at JP Morgan Investment Management in New York and then moved from Wall Street to C*ATS Software, a Silicon Valley startup providing financial derivatives decision support software for multi-national banks. As employee number 17, Gady was able to participate in the unique experience of joining a startup at a very early stage and contributed to its growth into a successful initial public offering.

Following C*ATs, Gady founded Sonnet Financial, a company that provided an internet-based international funds transfer and foreign exchange service. Sonnet grew from a startup to processing billions of dollars in international payments for over 200 clients including many Fortune 100 companies such as IBM and ADP. Following the implementation of a joint venture in Japan and after over 7 years of operations, the company was successfully acquired by an East Coast foreign exchange provider.

Gady was also an early employee at AlterEgo, a provider of adaptive network services for the wireless internet acquired by Macromedia, and a founder of an online advertising network called Adzaar.

Inspiration Ventures portfolio holdings where Gady holds Board or Advisory positions include UserTesting (, Buffer (, DailyPay (, OneEleven (, and Preciate (

Gady simultaneously earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. Economics (major in finance) cum laude from the Wharton School of Business.

Gady discusses his investment thesis and some of the startups he invested in. He also shares what excites him now and advises investors and entrepreneurs.

You can visit Inspiration Ventures at, and via LinkedIn at

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

Music courtesy of Bensound.