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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.

Jun 30, 2021

In this episode, Hall welcomes Troy Schlicker, Owner, Broker, and Real Estate Advisor at Reserve Realty, and Host of the Austin Spotlight podcast.  

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Reserve Realty is an Austin real estate company specializing in residential buying and selling for homeowners and buyers. Started in 2014, they have helped clients navigate hundreds of real estate transactions, emphasizing educating them through the process to make it as smooth as possible.

As a resident of Austin, Texas, for 15 years, Troy has seen Austin go through rapid growth and numerous changes. Originally from Michigan and with degrees in Marketing and Financing from Concordia University, St. Paul in Minnesota, he has used that experience as the foundation of a real estate career that has spanned over a decade.

Troy previously worked at Bank of America as a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer. His knowledge of the mortgage industry and of the Austin real estate market has helped him assist clients with all of their real estate needs.

Troy hosts the Austin Spotlight Podcast, highlighting the stories and people behind local small businesses.

His competitive nature doesn’t end in the office. On top of playing basketball in college, he transitioned to being a professional beach volleyball player. He also enjoys playing golf and being on Austin’s various lakes, and taking part in many other outdoor activities that Austin’s warm weather allows.

Troy’s goal is to link individuals and families with their real estate aspirations to help build wealth, dreams, and memories.

Troy discusses how he sees the real estate industry evolving and shares some of the challenges persons face when investing in or buying properties.

You can visit Reserve Realty at, and via LinkedIn at

Troy can be contacted via email at, via his website at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at

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