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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.

Sep 30, 2021

In this episode, Hall welcomes Mike Audi, Co-Founder and CEO of TIKI Inc.

Tiki was founded by Mike Audi and Brian Gagnon at the beginning of 2020 to address fundamental issues in how user data is stored, consumed, and monetized. With decades of experience building massive-scale data-driven solutions, Tiki began with research into the thousands of companies and governments that have tried to regulate data use and privacy but failed. The team at Tiki discovered the need for a transparent user-centric model that put the user securely in control of their data and paid for their data.

Tiki enables users to make effective decisions about their data privacy while getting paid serious money. Users are in control with three powerful features: see your data, control how your data is used, and monetize your data in a secure marketplace with trusted buyers. By making this process seamless for users, Tiki hopes that more users take their data value seriously, take back control of their data, holding big tech and businesses accountable.

Mike is an expert at creating innovative data products for B2C and B2B markets. As co-founder and CTO of Blustream, he built, led, and sold products responsible for billions of user data points into businesses ranging from SMBs to Fortune 500 brands. You have seen him featured as a data expert in the New York Times, Financial Times, CNN, CyberNews, CPO Magazine, and many others.

Mike shares what currently excites but worries him about the data industry, advises entrepreneurs and investors, and discusses what he thinks will be the biggest change in 12 months.

You can visit TIKI at, via LinkedIn at, and via Twitter at

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

Music courtesy of Bensound

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