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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 20, 2021

In this episode, Hall welcomes Bradley Aelicks, Co-founder and President at Pyfera Growth Capital Corp.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Pyfera Growth Capital Corp. is an investment corp specializing in investing in private technology companies with a near-term objective of accessing the public markets.

The Pyfera Capital team is comprised of investors, operators, and proven entrepreneurs. They draw from extensive capital markets experience to provide their portfolio companies with clear, calculated, and actionable advice.

Pyfera has funded over 2 dozen companies and assisted in over $70 million in funding from co-investors and the finance community.

Brad is a geologist and serial entrepreneur with 35 years of experience in the capital markets. He has served as a senior officer and director of over a dozen public companies and has consulted with dozens of others. He was a founder of B&D Capital Partners, a merchant banking entity whose clients successfully raised over $650 million during their relationship with B&D. He founded one of the first and most successful environmental companies, Napier Environmental Technologies specializing in alternative chemical compounds for the coatings industry. His latest endeavor as co-founder of Pyfera Growth Capital Corp. has him financing some of the most exciting new technologies in the tech sector and assisting those companies in preparing to go public for access to larger capital markets.

Brad advises startups and investors, discusses some of the challenges they face, and shares some good opportunities for investors to pursue.

You can visit Pyfera Growth Capital Corp. at, and via LinkedIn at 

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

Music courtesy of Bensound.